|AMG EXPERT REVIEW: Although pianist Reuben Brown (who doubles on electric piano) is the leader of this set [originally recorded for Adelphi Records and reissued on CD on the Genes label], its main significance is that this was the second recording by altoist Richie Cole. Cole, who is also joined by bassist Marshall Hawkins and drummer Bernard Sweetney, dominates the music; the last two numbers (Tokyo Rose Sings the Blues and Lucy & Desi) would later be remade by his Alto Madness group.
Even this early in his career, Cole was a hyper bebopper and his playing (particularly on such numbers as Starburst and Confirmation) is quite recognizable and typically humorous. -- Scott Yanow
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Richie Cole with the Reuben Brown Trio
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