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This album is considered one of trombonist Al Grey's strongest sessions he has ever recorded. Age 72 at the time of the recording, Grey is heard in his prime form, whether expertly using his plunger mute or playing in a boppish manner. Grey's sidemen on the swinging date are the sons of Al Cohn (guitarist Joe) and Gerry Wiggins (bassist J.J.), plus veteran drummer Bobby Durham and a pair of lesser-known but equally talented players: pianist Randolph Noel, who contributed "Exactly My Sentiments" and was responsible for the arrangements, and Cleve Guyton, whose best moments on the date are on flute (which blends quite well with the leader's trombone). Most of the music falls somewhere between swing and bop and is predictably excellent, with one of the main surprises of the album being Grey's exuberant scat singing on "Cotton Tail." Other highlights include "Jumpin' With Symphony Sid," "I Got It Bad" and "Caravan." The high-quality playing throughout the set is full of sly humor and spirit, just what one expects of the great Al Grey.

The track list of this album is below:

  • Exactly my Sentiments
  • Grey Rose Shores
  • A Day in the Life of A Fool
  • Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
  • I Got It Bad
  • Matzoh and Grits
  • Cotton Tail
  • Polka Dots and Moonbeams
  • Things Ain't What They Used to Be
  • My Romance
  • Caravan

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