Tony Coe has been heard in many settings and styles throughout his career. The music on this set (a previously unreleased club engagement) features Coe (on tenor and clarinet) in a straight-ahead quartet with pianist Brian Lemon, bassist Dave Green, and drummer Phil Seamen. In addition to some swinging group originals, the quartet performs such tunes as "Body and Soul," "Perdido," "When Your Lover Has Gone," and "In a Mellow Tone." This CD gives listeners a good opportunity to hear Coe in a more conservative setting than usual, displaying his warm tones and creative ideas to bebop and swing.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow