Danish tenor saxophonist Bent Jaedig has elements of Dexter Gordon and Sonny Stitt in his style, while still sounding fairly original within the hard bop genre. This CD has well-recorded private tapes from his collection, none of which were released before. Jaedig is heard with three quartets, a piano-less trio, teaming up with trombonist/singer Richard Boone for two songs, and on a short piece with saxophonist Niels Husum's septet. Among the key sidemen are pianist Tete Montoliu (who is on the first two numbers), bassist Niels Pedersen, and Boone, but Jaedig is the main star throughout. Fine straight-ahead music from a saxophonist not known much in the United States.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow