I just picked up the re-issue on Gambit of the complete Curtis Counce quintet recordings. I have read some very complimentary things about Curtis' playing, but this was the first opportunity I have had to actually hear him. Strong soloist, but also very supportive, and the quintet sounds like a group, not just 5 guys blowing over changes. They have that real nice "west coast" laid back feel as well. Worth checking out, in my opinion.