Jon-Erik Kellson is a fine young trumpeter who made a strong impression with this early effort for Arbors. Joined by Scott Robinson on tenor, C-melody sax, and clarinet; pianist Jeremy Kahn; guitarist Frank Vignola; bassist Milt Hinton; and drummer Chuck Riggs, Kellso mostly interprets swing-era standards with a couple of originals and a few obscurities (including Duke Ellington's "Pelican Drag") added for variety. Kellso has a warm tone and a swinging style, making this a fine outing and a good introduction to his playing.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow