Stunning performances recorded live at the Howard Theater, Washington, D.C., March 8, 1953* and October 18, 1952. Previously released as part of a larger collection and only on CD in 2000. All cuts available as a standalone album for the first time. All cuts available on vinyl for the first time. Features stellar band members Max Roach, Charlie Byrd, Zoot Sims and more. Includes original liner notes by the producer Bill Potts.