Personnel: Bennie Green (trombone); Art Farmer (trumpet); Cliff Smalls (piano); Addison Farmer (bass); Philly Joe Jones (drums).
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on April 13, 1956. Includes liner notes by Ira Gitler.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1992, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Trombonist Bennie Green and trumpeter Art Farmer (with the assistance of pianist Cliff Smalls, bassist Addison Farmer and drummer Philly Joe Jones) challenge each other on these five selections which include an original apiece by the two horns and Smalls in addition to cheerful renditions of "My Blue Heaven" and "Gone with the Wind." The playing is not flawless on this recording but the soloists take chances and the music is often exciting. It's recommended to straightahead jazz fans. ~ Scott Yanow
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