Pivotal work from Freddie Hubbard – a tight, edgey quintet side with a sound that approaches the Blue Note “new thing” sound, but which stays just this side of the fence to keep in line with Freddie’s other soulful work of the 60s! The group features some great work by James Spaulding, who gets a lot of solo room on alto and flute – and Ronnie Matthews is on piano, effortlessly shifting between rhythmic and soulful lines, and passages that get a bit darker and deeper. The tunes are nearly all Freddie Hubbard originals, except for the classic “Mirrors”, written by drummer Joe Chambers. Other tunes include “Breaking Point”, “Far Away”, “Blue Frenzy”, and “D Minor Mint”. – courtesy of www.dustygroove.com