Trumpeter Waymon Reed was considered a reliable bop-influenced soloist and a fine section player in big bands. This was his only opportunity to lead a record date and the results are pleasingly straightahead. Reed is heard on one original (the title cut which is a blues) and four standards along with tenor-saxophonist Jimmy Forrest, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Keeter Betts and drummer Bobby Durham. Nothing surprising occurs but Reed (particularly on a warm version of the ballad "But Beautiful") is in fine form.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow