Working away in the Man Cave last night, I grabbed this 1962 LP at random and gave it a spin. What a gem!
It’s bluesy as hell, and swings like crazy. This group was really nailing it, song after song. The arrangements are beautiful, and the song selection rules. Herman has an amazing tone – I mean, the clarinet isn’t always the sexiest instrument. But here, it stands proud front and center and it’s glorious.
So very highly recommended.