Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks and Yolande Bavan (who had replaced Annie Ross in 1962) recorded three albums during their two years together. This LP has the second date, a successful concert at the 1963 Newport Jazz Festival; four of the eight songs have since been reissued on a sampler CD. In addition to the Gildo Mahones Trio, L, H & B are joined on some songs by trumpeter Clark Terry and tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. Highlights include "One O'Clock Jump," "Watermelon Man," "Cloudburst" and a funny rendition of Hendricks' "Gimme That Wine." All of the records by this group (and its predecessor Lambert, Hendricks and Ross) are well worth acquiring even if Yolande Bavan was not a soloist on the level of an Annie Ross.
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow