Reissue of the saxophone colossus' debut on Impulse! Records featuring pianist Ray Bryant (whose "graceful, complex solos deserve considerable praise and attention" says Harvey Pekar in JazzTimes), bassist Walter Booker and drummer Mickey Roker. Mastered from the original tapes recorded at Rudy Van Gelder studio, On Impulse! is being faithfully reissued with all the original artwork and liner note content, including an essay by Nat Hentoff.
The tenor sax master attacks five standards and in the process produces some of his most intense performances on record. Taped at the Van Gelder Studio in one marathon session on July 8th 1965, this electrifying Impulse! Records debut also featured Ray Bryant on piano and Mickey Roker on drums.