Track A1 recorded 6 Sep 1957 Tracks A2,B1,B3 recorded 27 Sep 1957 Tracks A3,B2,B4 recorded 10 Oct 1957 Tracks C1-C5 recorded 11 Jun 1953 Tracks D1-D4 recorded 9 Mar 1956.
Evans's repertoire includes compositions not only by Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hart and Cole Porter but Leadbelly and Leonard Bernstein. The 11-piece band heard on these 1957 recordings consists of Evans's piano, two trumpets, trombone, bass trombone, French horn, Steve Lacy's soprano, altoist Lee Konitz, bassoon, bass and drums, quite an unusual combination.
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The Arranger's Touch. The Arranger's Touch. Just One of Those Things. Choose Now (Take 2). from. The Arrangers' Touch. Choose Now (Take 1).
Pianist/arranger Gil Evans’ all-star session from 1957 included a smooth, lyrical trombone solo by Jimmy Cleveland on If You Could See Me Now. A veteran of Lionel Hampton’s Orchestra and of many recording sessions, his playing is clearly influenced by . Johnson yet retains its own character rather than being imitative. Gil Evans Gil Evans and Ten Original Jazz Classics 346 Original recording 1957. Chet Baker Chet Original Jazz Classics 1135. Scott Hamilton Jazz Signatures Concord Records 4939. This gentle, lush performance allows composer Dameron to present his seminal tune under his own name. Otherwise obscure vocalist Barbara Winfield does an excellent job here. Bill Evans Trio Moon Beams Ojc Original recording 1962.
The album has since been reissued many times on Original Jazz Classics, most recently in 2008.
The record showcases all originals as; On a Misty Night, Fontainebleau, If You Could See Me Now, and Our Delight. Barbara Winfield was the vocalist on two of the selections.