This is Henry Franklins debut album as a leader, it was released on LP 1972 and it´s a very soulful jazz funk album by the bassist. Charles Owens on saxophone and Oscar Brasheer on trumpet does a tremendous job here, they play very spiritual and open minded but in a more traditional jazzy way. In parts The Skipper is a very groovy and mellow LP, moody and laid back funky jazz - only on a couple of tracks they let them self loose in a more free jazz way. Most often Black Jazz Records releases are first class jazz, this is no exception. Groovy!