The quintet represented on this album is widely regarded as being on’e of the most exciting and effective of the fifties, even though the majority of its work did not come to light until that decade was over.
(...) Even given the undeniably unique nature of Coltrane’s playing, the quintet represents, in many ways, the essence of New York jazz of the fifties. since the time of these recordings, at least two of the musicians involved have carved ineradicable places for themselves in the story of jazz of the fifties. the rest have been important contributors and Red Garland, the leader of these sessions, occupies a unique place in the story of jazz piano.
(from the original liner notes)
A numbered limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV).