This is one of the very best Sonny Criss
albums. The distinctive altoist, who is here joined by guitarist Ray Crawford
, pianist Dolo Coker
, bassist Larry Gales
, and drummer Jimmie Smith, is in prime form on a lengthy "The Isle of Celia," Benny Carter
's "Blues in My Heart," the boppish blues "Crisscraft," and two shorter pieces. Criss
, who had not recorded as a leader in six years, was really ready for this session, making this his definitive set to get.