This recording is absolutely fantastic! I am a big fan of the Cincinnati Pops...I own every one of their CDs. This one is one of my favorites! Especially fantastic reditions of: Sentimental Journey, Let's Dance, Caravan. My favorite number on the CD is Cab Calloway doing an updated version of St. Jame's Infirmary! Thank God, they recorded this number before Cab passed away! If you don't like this CD you can't possibly like music!
If you enjoy the swing music of the '30's and '40's, this album is a wonderful retrospect. The performances are excellent and the selections were chosen well. These jazzmen are some of the best of the modern crop and play impeccably. HOWEVER - and here is the caveat - if you are expecting a re-creation of the wonderful music of the era with all the spirit and vitality of the originals, you will be disappointed as I was. Compare the "Sing, Sing, Sing" track of this CD with a recording of the same piece pl..