WoW! This is a Magnificent Recording
I find it hard to imagine someone dismissing this record as anything, but one of the great recordings in Jazz history. In my book, artists take great risks in trying to compare themselves to Coltrane especially on a saxophone. The artists better bring it to the table when the name Coltrane is invoked into the conversation. Charles Gayle pulls it off in spades. This is some of the best saxophone tracks ever laid down. Wise choice in pulling in two giants into this recording, Ali and Parker, but Gayle in the end is the star here. He's given a great cushion to explode, explore and extend himself. 5 stars easy from me.