There is a steady funky beat throughout the recording; it is clearly a well-conceived mixture of soul and jazz with Cobb leading the way with his vital tenor saxophone playing. The rest of the band reciprocates Cobb’s pleasingly inspired blowing by playing with him and complimenting him at the same time, which is not always the easiest task to accomplish depending on the lead instrument and the musician’s proficiency. In this case, he is far beyond proficient, he is masterful and his tone exceptional.
This is not one of the longer jazz CD’s I have heard, it was however very satisfying. I listened to it several times realizing with each successive listen how amazing Cobb played. It is not hard to understand why it is an OJC. Any discriminating jazz collector would want this album in their library, particularly those that appreciate saxophone genius.