~ Release group by Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers
A great combination of performers with Johnny Griffin, Bill Hardman joining a driving Blakey on some standards and aggressive Bop numbers. Disc delivers on that potential and if you enjoy the messengers, or enjoy Bop not to be missed. If like me you find yourself saying, Blakey, Griffin, Hardman what could go wrong? The answer is absolutely nothing. Don't take my word alone. See the AllMusic review below:
"One of the rarest of all Art Blakey records, this LP finds the Jazz Messengers (featuring new member Johnny Griffin on tenor and trumpeter Bill Hardman) performing jazz versions of six show tunes by Lerner & Loewe, including three ("Almost Like Being in Love," "I Could Have Danced All Night," and "On the Street Where You Live") that would soon become standards. Despite some of the musicians' unfamiliarity with the songs, this date is quite successful. "