From 1956-59, it seemed as if guitarist Barney Kessel
, bassist Ray Brown
and drummer Shelly Manne
won just about every jazz poll. For their third joint recording, which has been reissued on CD, the musicians contributed an original apiece and also performed seven standards. Highlights of the fairly typical but swinging straightahead set include "Soft Winds," "It's All Right With Me," "Mack the Knife" and "I'm Afraid the Masquerade Is Over."