Many, many years ago we reviewed a copy of this album, reproduced here:
East Wind Japanese Direct to Disc LP.
Number 1 in rarity and demand! The sound is stunning! You won’t find many records as transparent as this one, if you can find even one!
The band really comes alive on side two.
That’s where the real jazz is. The star of this record is Shelly Manne, who really plays up a storm. Bud shank is also fairly lively. Some of the LA 4 records can really put you to sleep. Side one of this album has a little bit of that quality, but side two shows how good this band can be.
This copy plays m-. It’s lightly ticky, but that’s not unusual for this record. For whatever reason, the Japanese vinyl on these East Wind direct discs is always a little ticky. Copies quieter than this one are very hard to come by.