Organist Jack McDuff
's second set as a leader teams him with tenor saxophonist Jimmy Forrest
, vibraphonist Lem Winchester
(an unusual addition for this type of soul-jazz set), and drummer Bill Elliott
. This CD reissue finds the group playing fairly basic material, including a pair of McDuff
originals, "Smooth Sailing" and "Autumn Leaves." McDuff
, and Winchester
have no difficulty chewing up the chord changes, and although no real surprises occur, the results are typically swingin' and groovin'.