Amazingly, no one has gathered together these hits on one CD before. We are the first to approach it unashamedly from a pop angle eschewing the consciously hip considerations that normally weigh down most jazz compilations.
We've slightly widened the brief to include some hits from Billboard's 'Bubbling Under' chart that was published as an adjunct to the Hot 100 in these years. However the genre was popular enough for us to include 15 Top 30 hits.
Although some of the titles will be familiar to pop fans such as Dave Brubeck's Take Five or The Girl From Ipanema by Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto, as ever these are leavened by the much less familiar and sometimes quite rare. We've also insisted on the single versions of the tracks, which haven't been available elsewhere, such as Watermelon Man and The Sidewinder.
Our usual superb quality sound and lavishly illustrated booklet rounds off this release.