How can you go wrong with a hard bop session that stars Thelonious Monkís longtime tenor saxophonist and a former Charlie Parker trumpet man? It might be possible, but Social Call
more than meets its high expectations. Bolstered by a seasoned, compatible rhythm section, the two veteran boppers glide through Don Sicklerís arrangement of Gigi Gryceís lyrical up-tempo melody and follow up with gently swinging solos. Pianist Albert Dailey has a chorus of his own before the horn men engage in a series of friendly exchanges.
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