Very groovy bit of jazz vocals that brings together two of the rarest LPs on the Dawn label. The 4 Most were a jazzy vocal quartet – ala the Hi Lo's or Four Freshmen
– and this rare Dawn session has them singing the hip arrangements of Joe Derise, with accompaniment by Al Cohn, Gene Quill, Hank Jones, Oscar Pettiford, and others. The set has a nice swing in a Hi-Lo's way, and includes the tracks "Bernie's Tune", "Similau", "Ooh! Baby It Scares Me", "Blue Prelude", and "You're Blase". Bob Stewart's a light-voiced jazz vocalist with an icy moody sound that's a perfect match for the combo that backs him, which includes Herbie Mann, Matt Matthews, Joe Puma, Oscar Pettiford, and Kenny Clark. Tracks on that set include "Skylark", "Caravan", "Blue Prelude", and "Laura". Both LPs have been 24-bit remastered, and repackaged very nicely!
(Out of print.)