This underrated swinging bop group was earmarked by the distinctive sound of Julius Watkins
on French horn. The band also included Monk
sax player Charlie Rouse
, pianist Gildo Mahones
, bassist Ron Jefferson
, and sometimes percussionist Chano Pozo
. Five albums were recorded by Les Jazz Modes
in the mid- to late '50s, and some of the group's music has subsequently been reissued/compiled by Koch and Collectables.