An interesting bit of west coast chamber jazz – played by a sextet that includes Paul Horn on flute, Pete Jolly on piano and accordion, Gene Estes on vibes, and Al Hendrickson on guitar. These guys take the "continental" part of the title seriously – and the jazz feels very strongly like chamber jazz of the left bank, circa 1954. There's a nice Bobby Jaspar/
Rene Thomas sort of feel here – with tunes that have evocative melodies, played in a style that's gentle and dreamy, but with some nice blue edges. Almost French soundtrack in inspiration, with titles that include "Alouette", "Petite Fleur", "Blanc Sur Blanc", "Petite Fantasy", and "La Violetera".
(Vinyl has marks that click a bit on two tracks. Cover has some wear, some small stains, and split top and bottom seams with some tape.)