- Released: October 25, 1990
- Label: Amherst Records
- 1.Night Train
- 2.City Lights
- 3.My Funny Valentine
- 4.Take The "A" Train
- 6.Crystal Garden
- 7.Maiden Voyage
- 8.Stompin' At The Savoy
Personnel: Doc Severinsen (trumpet, flugelhorn), Ernie Watts (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone), Steve Kujala (soprano flute, alto flutes), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Lee Ritenour (acoustic & electric guitars), Leon Gaer (bass), Peter Erskine (drums, percussion), Paulinho Da Costa (percussion).
Additional personnel: Vince De Rose, Henry Sigismonti, Brian O'Connor, Marni Johns (French horns), Gerald Vinci, Assa Drori, Arnold Belnick, Sheldon Sanov, Don Palmer, Bruce Dukov, Haim Shtrum, Reg Hill, Henry Ferber, Gordon Marron, Mari Tsumura, Shari Zippert (violins), David Schwartz, Pam Goldsmith, Michael Nowak, Marilyn Baker (violas), Fred Seylora, Ray Kelly, Ron Cooper, Dennis Kermazyn, Anne Koram, Suzie Katayama (cellos), Dave Loeb, Matt Harris (electric piano), Jamie Glazer, Mark Manetta (guitar).
Engineers: Mick Guzauski, Gary Wagner, Frank Wolf, Steve Forney.
Recorded at Ocean Way Recording Studios and Record Plant, Los Angeles, California and PCI Recording, Rochester, New York.
Adapter: Johann Sebastian Bach.
Personnel: Doc Severinsen (trumpet, flugelhorn); Lee Ritenour (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Mark Manetta (guitar); Gerald Vinci, Assa Drori, Don Palmer, Shari Zippert, Reginald Hill, Mari Tsumura, Henry Ferber, Reg Hill, Arnold Belnick, Bruce Dukov, Sheldon Sanov, Gordon Marron Strings, Haim Shtrum (violin); David Schwartz, Pamela Goldsmith, Marilyn Baker, Michael Nowak (viola); Dennis Karmazyn, Anne Koram, Ron Cooper, Ronald Cooper, Ray Kelly, Fred Seykoura, Suzie Katayama, Frederick Seykora (cello); Steve Kujala (soprano flute, alto flute); Ernie Watts (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Henry Sigismonti, Marni Johnson , Vincent DeRosa, Brian O'Connor (French horn); David Loeb, Matt Harris (electric piano); Alan Pasqua (keyboards); Peter Erskine (drums, timpani, percussion); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Mick Guzauski.
Recording information: Ocean Way Recording Studios; PCI Recording, Rochester, NY; Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA.
Director: Ken Fritz.
Photographer: Mark Biggins.
Arrangers: Jeff Tyzik; Allen Vizzutti.
For this effort, trumpeter Doc Severinsen, in one of his rare recordings away from a big band format, teams up with the reeds of Ernie Watts, guitarist Lee Ritenour, a variety of studio musicians and a large string orchestra to perform crossover-oriented music. With arrangements contributed by producer Jeff Tyzik and Allen Vizzutti, even such songs as "My Funny Valentine," "Take The 'A' Train" and "Maiden Voyage" are transformed into rather routine, funky dance music. ~ Scott Yanow