Remastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London
"A recent convert to Lee Konitz, the more I hear the more I like. Though he went on to record right up to the present day, the '50's recordings are remarkably fresh, with his alto's long fluid lines and swinging turns in direction. His alto has a refreshing lightness and his opening alto duet here with guitarist Billy Bauer on 'Kary's Trance' is a surprising sheer delight. Unusually, Konitz also picks up the tenor sax on several tracks for the first time, yielding a record with an additional layer of interest. The selling point for me, however, was the cover. For any audiophiles out there (yes you Guy! ) the artifice of Konitz, photographed through capacitors, valves and wires in Rudy Van Gelder's recording studio, is the ultimate Jazz Audiophile image." — LondonJazzCollector
This excellent recording features altoist Lee Konitz with two separate quartets during 1956. Konitz plays alto sax for half the album and tenor sax for the remainder. This album was recorded for Atlantic at Rudy van Gelder's Hackensack, N.J. studio. Tracks 1 through 4 were recorded on October 21 and 22, 1956 with Konitz on alto sax, backed by Billy Bauer on guitar, Arnold Fishkind on bass and Dick Scott on drums.
Tracks 5 through 8 on October 26, 1956 with Konitz on tenor sax, backed by Sal Mosca on piano, Peter Ind on bass and Dick Scott on drums. The overall highlights of this enjoyable album are "Everything Happens to Me," "All of Me," and "Star Eyes," but all eight performances are well played and swinging.