An obscure early gem from Neal Hefti – an amazing set of jazzy tracks, arranged with a style that's similar to some of his better soundtrack work of the 60s! The group on the album's a tentet – with 2 trumpets, trombone, reeds, guitar, bass, and lots of percussion – and Neal's at the head, coming up with some very groovy arrangements that swing the tunes with lots of hi-fi tricks and gimmicks
! Players include Urbie Green on trombone, Romeo Penque on reeds, Tony Mottola on guitar, and the team of Rosengarden and Krauss on drums and percussion. Titles include "On The Trail", "Love Theme", "The Girl With The Flaxen Hair", "Merry Go Round", "Dagger Dance", and "Song Of India".
(Cover has masking tape on the seams, a rip on the spine, light wear, and some pen, with some marker and promo stamp on the back. Labels have stickers.)