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This gathering of top notch soloists delivers an assortment of highly listenable sounds. Mann plays moving flute on five tracks and fluent tenor sax on three, while Phil Woods makes a vital contribution, blowing with biting authority and consistency. And, playing vibes throughout, often in Bird-driven fury, Eddie Costa is a gasser. The rhythm section on both dates has a ball, with guitarist Joe Puma swinging in the section and excellent in solo spots. All things considered, its a substantial cooking class all the way.