This CD reissue consolidates a very good session by tenor saxophonist John Coltrane
. Originally these eight standards (which include the title cut, "Invitation," "My Ideal," and "I'll Get By [As Long as I Have You]") were scattered on three separate LPs even though they all took place on the same day. With strong support from the rhythm section (pianist Red Garland
, bassist Paul Chambers
, and drummer Jimmy Cobb
) and good solos from flügelhornist Wilbur Harden
is heard near the end of his "sheets of sound" period, perfecting his distinctive sound and taking colorful and aggressive solos.