A whopping 4 albums' worth of material on 2 CDs – the complete Columbia recordings from arranger Pete Rugolo, fresh from his years with Stan Kenton! During Pete's years with Stan, he developed a decidedly modernist bent – one that he used famously on his backings for singers that included June Christy and The Four Freshmen – but here, working as a leader for Columbia, Pete is also shaking off some of the more academic tones of the Kenton years, and going for a style that has more of an all-out swing overall! Tracks on the records are a mix of originals and very inventive originals by Rugolo – played by a large lineup that includes Shorty Rogers, Pete Candoli, Bob Cooper, Bud Shank, Howard Roberts, Shelly Manne, and Jimmy Giuffre. Like Kenton, Pete has a real talent for using the best players possible within a larger group – getting tremendous results when he lets them step out on their own, and sometimes building specific tracks around a key soloist – in true Kenton mode. CD features a total of 42 tracks in all – including "4:20 AM", "Latin Nocturne", "Rugolo Meets Shearing", "Laura", "Early Stan", "Sidewalks Of New York", "Sambamba", "Manhattan Mambo", "There Will Never Be Another You", "Intermezzo", "Montevideo", "Me Next", "I've Had My Moments", "King Porter Stomp", and "Jingle Bells Mambo".