Great cover, great album
Saturday, March 7, 2009
by David Stephens
Off and on over the decades I've admired this cover. Only recently did I think, "It's Marty Paich, you big dummy, it's got to be good." Well, it is wonderful, with the classic "West Coast" big band vibe. The soloists include the incredible Pete Condoli, Art Pepper, Jack Sheldon, etc.
The sonics are excellent. Evidently it was simply miked with solo spotlight mics. If you like that classic swing with great soloists, this is a must have.