Despite his general popularity, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Forrest
only led this one session after 1962. Recorded less than two years before his death, Forrest
was at the time co-leading a group with trombonist Al Grey
. This live club date (released on a 1982 Palo Alto LP and not reissued yet on CD) features Forrest
in a trio with organist Shirley Scott
and drummer Randy Marsh
. Although nothing too unexpected occurs on the five veteran standards (which include "Annie Laurie," "Take the 'A' Train," and Forrest's
big hit, "Night Train"), the swinging and soulful music is quite infectious.