This budget album contains nine Ferrante and Teicher recordings dating from the mid-1950s during the duo's brief stint at Columbia Records, well before their commercial heyday in the early 1960s. They are already investing standards like "Over The Rainbow" with their trademark over-the-top arranging ideas (such as hammering and strumming the piano strings) to create unusual performances. But these early tracks lack the wide-screen scope of their better-known United Artists recordings.
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AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann