I was very happy when I found out that Cugi's Cocktails was to be re-issued by UMG/Verve, although I would have been more happy if this re-issue came from America instead of Germany since I think I would have got some more information on the sleeve in that case. But I have been in contact with Verve in USA, and they said at that time that they were not interested in re-releasing the Cugat-LPs from Mercury, as it was not jazz. Anyway this is one of the very good LPs Cugat made for Mercury in the late 50s and early 60s. Cugi's Cocktails is probably the most "jazzy" record of the 9 LPs from that time, and the orchestra plays wonderfully as it always did. I - and many Cugat fan colleagues of mine all over the world - hope that Verve (Germany or USA) will re-release the rest of the LPs too - The Best of Cugat, Viva Cugat, Twist with Cugat, Cugat's Golden Goodies, Most Popular Movie Hits as Styled by Cugat, Cugat Plays Continental Hits, Cugat Plays the Music of Lecuona and Cugat Caricatures. There are also some recordings from the beginning of the 50s in Mercury's vaults, which would be very welcome on the market again.