This '89 session recalls the best Jazz at the Philharmonic recordings. It's a straight-out, hard-edged, and friendly but combative date featuring The Newport All Stars playing in Germany. Everyone gets plenty of solo space and uses it to good advantage. Ricky Ford, Scott Hamilton, Oliver Jackson, Eddie Jones, Gray Sargent, Norris Turney, Warren Vache, and George Wein himself are on board.
AllMusic Review by Ron Wynn