"A live session, from pianist Bobby Timmons, taken from “somewhere in Connecticut”. My guess is it’s the late ‘60’s, when Timmons was working Supper Clubs and Bars in New York.
The playing is all there, however – Bassist Sam Jones and Drummer Mickey Roker are a propulsive Rhythm tandem, and Timmons is inspired to regular episodes of ‘double-time’ soloing, because of them. Sonny Red fills out The Quartet on Alto Sax. For all its’ rough edges, his playing achieves a certain gliding quality, that recalls Clifford Jordan on another saxophone.
Timmons “Moanin”, his signature piece from the days (late ‘50’s) with Art Blakey, is included here. It gets an appropriately funky, two-fisted treatment, while Roker’s shuffle rhythm adds swagger’.
(Keith Raether, "Rocky Mountain News")