We can be happy that MEC-records took the initiative to issue this recording from the original LP. The mastertapes of the original LP 'were no longer available'.
In this respect the soundquality is not too bad.
Great expectations can be aroused by the names of Helens accompanists: Jimmy Giuffre, Hal Mc Kusick, Osie Johnson/Dave Bailey, Jimmy Raney.
But their qualities are hard te find again while listening tot the musical result. It is all nice, soft, almost background music. It is not clear if the issue-restrictions are to blame for this. But I don't think so.
Anyway, the ultimate outcome is more than good and worth repeated listening.
And what's wrong with background music of a high level!