This was the first record cut by Silver's famous Blue Mitchell/Junior Cook quintet. Rare reissue from 1985 of this classic Blue Note LP. The rhythm section takes off like a rocket from the opening notes of the first cut and you know you're in for a treat. Young Louis Hayes is a loud, flashy drummer somewhat similar to Philly Joe Jones, and Silver is in a swaggering mood with his lightning-fast, funky piano riffs. The exciting interplay between horns and rhythm section reminds me of the "Milestones" LP from Miles Davis, which Horace probably regarded as his competition.