Of all the albums Doc Severinsen recorded, I think this one sounds the most like the Tonight Show band. It was a direct to disc recording, where all of the tunes on each side of the record have to be played in one session in real time. The album was mainly for audiophiles, and Doc only played on this one song, called “Chimes”. In fact, Tommy Newsome used the Tonight Show band, so it should sound like the band. Doc sounds great, as usual. If anyone makes a mistake on this type of recording, you have to go back and play all the tunes on that side again. Usually, you just do it once and take the mistakes. It’s a lot more pressure on the musicians to do it this way.
The album never sold very many copies, in fact, it was a limited edition. It’s really too bad it wasn’t Doc’s album to begin with. That might have helped it sell more copies. In my record collection, I learned to put it with Doc’s records, otherwise I might forget all about it. There is no sound like Doc’s sound on the trumpet.