My debut CD for Delmark featuring Ira Sullivan, Willie Pickens, Brian Sandstrom, Robert Shy and Rusty Jones. Ira played with everyone from Charlie Parkie to you name it. Willie played recorded extensively with Eddie Harris in the 1960’s became a band director for 25 years than joined Elvin Jones band in the early 1990’s. Brian played recorded with Joe Daley, Hal Russell, NRG Ensemble, etc. Robert spent a long time touring with Roland Kirk and Rust spent a long time with George Shearing. Needless to say, I had known this musicians all since I was 13 or 14 years old and they brought a great wealth of coolness to my life and his recording. Louie Bellson wrote the liner notes and was a great mentor, boss and friend.