The emphasis is on recreations of Harry James hits of a decade earlier on this Pausa LP (a reissue of a set originally released by Capitol). Although some of the charts were updated and there are some short solos by altoist Willie Smith and Corky Corcoran on tenor, the results are very predictable. The string section weighs down the music a bit and these renditions of "The Mole," "Strictly Instrumental" and "Street Scene" add little to the earlier versions. A lesser effort.
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow