A great little live set – not just for the always-great guitar of Kenny
Burrell, still sounding wonderful here on his 75th birthday – but also for the big band arrangements of Gerald Wilson, which back Kenny
up on half of the album! Wilson's in great form here – stepping along with the full-yet-spacious sound that he first crafted back in the 60s – an approach that set a whole new standard for big band work at the time, and which provides a wonderful surprise here – making the album truly the sort of special event hinted at by the title! Some of the later tracks on the album feature Kenny
playing in smaller group modes – a few trio tracks, one with Joey DeFrancesco on organ, one with Hubert Laws on flute – and a pair of septet numbers with Laws, DeFrancesco, and Herman Riley on tenor sax. Titles include "Viva Tirado", "Love You Madly", "Romance", "Night In Tunisia", "Lament", "All Blues", "Take The A Train", "Footprints", and "Stormy Monday/
Blues For The Count".
(BMG music club pressing. Out of print.)