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With the elegant sax work of Charlie Barnet leading the way, this album takes you from the swinging sounds of Big Band standards like "Take The 'A' Train", to the sultry film noir landscape of the orchestra's rendition of "Harlem Nocturne". All of this albums selections were recorded in the late 50s in Stereo with the best sidemen in the business, giving this album superior sound to many of the older 30s and 40s recordings, and makes for a truly wonderful listening experience! Tracks 1-4 were recorded on August 5th & 6th 1958 in New York. Trumpets: Charlie Shavers, Irving Markowitz, Clark Terry, Al Stewart. Jimmy Nottingham replaces Charlie Shavers on tracks 1 & 3 Trombones: Billy Byers, Frank Saracco, Bobby Byrnes & Erwin Price Reeds: Charlie Barnet, sax; Danny Bank, baritone; Dick Hafer, tenor; Kurt Bloom, tenor; Vinnie Dee, alto; Pete Mondello, alto, tenor & baritone Rhythm: Chubby Jackson, bass; Nat Pierce, piano; Terry Snyder, drums, Bunny Briggs, vocals. Don Lamond replaces Terry Snyder on tracks 1 & 3 Arrangers: Bill Holman, Billy Moore, Andy Gibson. Tracks 5-8 were recorded on September 3rd & 4th 1958 in New York, Trumpets: John Bello, Doc Severinsen, Dick Sherman, Charlier Shavers Trombones: Billy Byers, Frank Rehak, Chauncey Welsh, Reeds: Charlie Barnet, alto & soprano; Phil Woods, alto; Dick Melodonian, alto & tenor; Dick Hafer, tenor; Kurt Bloom, tenor; Danny Bank, baritone, Rhythm: Nat Pierce, piano; Barry Balbraith, guitar; Milt Hinton, bass; Don Lamond, drums. George Duvivier replaces Milt Hinton on tracks 7 & 8, Arranger: Bill Holman. Tracks 9 & 10 were recorded on September 29th in New York, Trumpets: John Bello, Jimmy Maxwell, Al Derisi, Charlie Shavers, Trombones: Bill Byers, Frank Rehak, Chauncey Welsh, Reeds: Phil Woods, alto; Dick Meldonian, alto & baritone; Dick Hafer, tenor; Kurt Bloom, tenor; Danny Bank, baritone, Rhythm: Nat Piere, piano; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Wendell Marshall, bass; Don Lamond, drums, Arranger: Bill Holman.