Pianist Jimmy Rowles
, bassist Red Mitchell
and drummer Donald Bailey
make for a perfect trio on this CD, performing swinging and tasteful music that has lots of subtle creativity and close interplay. Most of the songs are standards, but Rowles
contributes "After School," and there are also three Mitchell
originals, including "You People Need Music" and "Life's a Take." Each of the old friends sounds inspired by each others' presence, and the music is as rewarding as one would expect.