A great 50s LPs by John Graas, one of the few French horn players who brought the instrument in to the jazz genre. Like his other recordings, this set is very much in the chamber jazz style, with numbers alternating between his octet featuring Jimmy Giuffre, Shorty Rogers
, Shelly Manne and Bud Shank, and a quintet with Jack Montrose, Gerald Wiggins, Walter Clark, and Larry Bunker. A dozen tracks in all, including "Lady Like", "Egypt", "Argyles", "Blue Haze", "Pyramid", "6/
4 Trend", "Not Exactly", "Cordova", "Be My Guest", "Frappe", "Bananera", and "Sequence".
(Original Kapp pressing. Cover has surface wear, small split on the top seam, and wide clear tape holding the spine.)