Personnel: Scott Hamilton (tenor saxophone); Brian Lemon (piano); Dave Green (bass); Allan Ganley (drums).
Recorded at Lansdowne Recording Studios, Ltd., London, England in August 31, 1993. Includes liner notes by Brian Peerless.
For this Concord CD, tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton gave the readers of Japan's Swing Journal the opportunity to vote on which songs they would like him to record. With the exception of his original "Setagaya Serenade" (a stomping blues that Hamilton took the liberty of performing) and "Autumn Leaves," he had recorded all of these veteran songs previously, but Hamilton's melodic improvisations do not copy the earlier versions. With the assistance of an English rhythm section (pianist Brian Lemon, bassist Dave Green, and drummer Allan Ganley), Hamilton is in typically swinging form on this fine set of standards and ballads. ~ Scott Yanow