Beautiful sound and now improved packaging.
by CJ Feeney
This is a fantastic sounding disc given the age of the recording. Beauiful sounding solo instruements and the group arrangements really sing.
My original review reads as follows:
"I felt I had to deduct a star as the overall package is thin on information. Titles, composers, vocal credit to "Yvonne" but no other musician credits. Date of album recording, but not recording of bonus tracks. No recording venue stated. No explanatory notes of this albums place in Jazz history, no detail on the modern clean up and mastering."
To my surprise, a few months later Analogue Productions sent me an email asking. "If we sent you an improved set of packaging, would you re-review it?"
Wow, yes please.
The new insert includes the full band line up for each piece, more accurate recording session details and an impressive essay on the history of each piece in the years between composition in the 1930s onwards up to the 1950/51 LP recordings.
Excellent work. Fifth star well earned.