Charlie Mariano (as), Jim Hall (g), Mel Lewis (d), Bob Brookmeyer (v-tb), Marvin Stamm (tp), Roger Kellaway, Jaki Byard (p), Richard Davis, Art Davis (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)
Reference: FSRCD 1632
Bar code: 8427328616324
"There is so much taht could be said about this album, but until the record companies consider using larger jackets, I shall be obliged to hold my enthusiasm in check. I must mention Jim Hall's masterful playing is something we have all come to expect from him. Phil Bodner, whose complete mastery of all the redd instruments makes him a one man section, and as such, he is an invaluable asset. Mel Lewis' consistently fine musicianship and his fiery propulsion to the big band tracks is more thanworthy of comment Charlie's gospel-tinged THE SHOUT, the Sebesky title tune of the album, amd Rolf Ericson's delightful jazz waltz, PRETTY LITTLE NIEDA, coupled with the standards, make for above average programming, something of a novelty in a business that has become mired in anonymity. Regiona Records should feel very proud of yhis contribution, and I repeat if this album doesn't scare a lot of people there is definitely something wrong with the music business."
- Mort Fega, liner-notes from the original LP on Regina Records