I am especially pleased with Ron Carter's playing on this album. His ears are harmonically attuned to high chord progressions. Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk are my early influences on piano. I met Bud Powell, his wide, Buttercup, and son, Johnny, in Europe in 1960. During that period, I learned a great deal from Bud. This recording session was cut on a four-track Ampex AG-440 magnetic recorder/reproducer. My instruments are the Grand Concert Model 11 Lyon and Healy Harp and the D Concert Grand piano by Steinway.
July 5, 1969