Many people associate the sounds of hard bop with Blue Note -- the music from a time when jazz was at its creative peak and the label issuing gem after gem. This two CD collection, which was originally part of the Blue Note 60th Anniversary boxed set, documents this high point in the history of the label. Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, and Wayne Shorter are all featured here, making for a highly listenable compilation.
AllMusic Review by Stacia Proefrock
Track Listing - Disc 1
Track Listing - Disc 2