Arranger Gerald Wilson led one of the finest big bands of the 1960s. This out of print LP features the L.A. orchestra in top form although, since it is a studio album, its title is inaccurate. Trumpeter Bobby Bryant, tenors Teddy Edwards and Harold Land, altoist Anthony Ortega, guitarist Joe Pass, and (on five of the nine cuts) the organ of Jack Wilson are the dominant solo voices but it is the charts that give this orchestra its own personality. Highlights include "Who Can I Turn To," "Lighthouse Blues," and "Perdido."
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow