|Studio album by Art Farmer, Donald Byrd and Idrees Sulieman|
|Recorded||January 26, 1957|
|Studio||Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey|
|Label|| Prestige |
|Idrees Sulieman chronology|
|Donald Byrd chronology|
|Art Farmer chronology|
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