Top-notch bop guitar
This is one of those "must-have" records. The guitar solos are all impeccable and the whole album has some nice variety. The instrumentation changes a little from track to track to add interest. Even if the treatment of "Ruby my dear" is a little over the top in its sentimentality, Rene's solo might be the best guitar solo on a ballad that I've ever heard. Think Django meets Jimmy Raney (Rene's playing is certainly more like the latter's). I transcribed five of the guitar solos from this disc and they never cease to inspire or amaze me. Highly recommended.