This is another delightful recording from Red Mitchell's long tenure in Sweden, recorded at the Fasching club in Stockholm. Pianist Roger Kellaway, an old friend and frequent musical partner, is on hand, as is tenor saxophonist Joakim Milder, whose chops have grown since the taping of Mitchell's CD Evolution (Dragon 191) a year and a half earlier. Kellaway threatens to steal the show with his percussive licks in "Doxy," while Mitchell's ever-present humor is featured in his lively blues "Life's a Take," which sadly served as his swan song as well, because he died from a stroke a little over a year after this performance.
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AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden