Louis Smith (Trumpet)
Sonny Clark (Piano), Paul Chambers (Bass), Art Taylor (Drums), Charlie Rouse (Saxophone)
The recent release of Horace Silver – Live at Newport ’58 has brought new attention to the brilliant work of trumpet Louis Smith, an amazing soloist and technician who left jazz for music education in late-1958, but not before making two albums for Blue Note and joining Silver’s quintet. This second album has never been issued on CD until now and never issued in stereo in any format
Leading an exceptional quintet with Charlie Rouse, Sonny Clark, Paul Chambers, and Art Taylor, Smith blazes his way through eight excellent performances, including two bonus tracks from the session, which were never issued in the US.