Bassist Ray Brown shows off the potential of his instrument on this colorful set. Using fellow bassist John Clayton, Brown had their basses overdubbed several times on some of the selections (there are ten basses on "Happy Days Are Here Again") and the arrangements (all but one are by Clayton) are quite colorful. Also on this memorable if somewhat obscure set are rhythm guitarist Freddie Green, Jeff Clayton on alto and drummer Jeff Hamilton. Highlights include "One Armed Bandit," "Killer Joe," "5 O'Clock Whistle," "Happy Days" and "Righteous Boogie Bass."
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow