This two-CD set contains a pair of very exciting sessions by the great pianist Earl Hines. The earlier set, recorded the same day as his historic "comeback" concert at the Little Theater, was Hines's first solo session since 1956 and is full of stunning performances. The later session finds Hines, a veteran of the 1920s, sounding quite comfortable in a trio with two young modernists: bassist Richard Davis
and drummer Elvin Jones
. The pianist, in fact, sounds quite youthful throughout these classic recordings, taking wild chances and constantly pushing himself.