Profile was Cole's first recording in four years, and it found the altoist's sound and style virtually unchanged from the earlier days. Joined by a superior rhythm section that includes pianist Dick Hindman and guitarist Henry Johnson, Cole is in top form on diverse material ranging from his original "Presidential Sax" and the lyrical "Street of Dreams" to three Carroll Coates originals and the pop tune "Volare." It's a particularly uplifting bop session.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow