An unusual CD in that it captures the essence of an artist in all his many talents! This is a special remastering by Joe Taraantino of Fantasy Studios of an original series of jazz recordings by Buddy DeFranco made on January 5 and 6, 1981 at Blue Marble Studios in New York. The group performing includes: Buddy DeFranco on clarinet, Joe Cohn on guitar, Albert Dailey on piano (for music historians, this is one of Albert Dailey's last recordings before his death), George D'Jvivier on bass, and Ronnie Bedford on drums. The selections are standards, such as "Mr. Lucky," "Bye,Bye Blackbird," "Mar Descancado (The Calm Sea)," "In A Sentimental Mood," "Your Smile," "Close Enough For Love," "Danielle," "Lolita's Theme." For those interested in Buddy DeFranco and jazz clarinet, this is a perfect listening experience again and again. DeFranco at his best.