This is definitely my favourite show! Suave Rex Harrison, wonderful Julie Andrews and a host of other marvellous characters! My old LP record, bought more than thirty years ago, was damaged and I decided I couldn't be without it. As an added bonus, the CD has archived interviews with the stars made just after the recording session had finished.
The CD is as clear and sharp as one might hope for with interviews at the end after what is claimed to be a fourteen hour stint in the recording studios. Harrison was aged 35 and Andrews only 20 at the time of the recording. It makes one realise just how old one is becoming!
This is an absolute classic set and every jazz lover should have it in their collection. I first heard this when I was ten years old and I liked it even then - it was the first jazz album I had ever heard (that's about fifty five years ago) and I reckon I could whistle every note in perfect synch with the three stars.
This music is as close to perfection as makes no difference. Previn is excellent, showing great taste and swing; Shelly Manne performs as only he can with wit, sensitivity and musicality; Leroy Vinegar gives a stunning performance on bass - together the amalgam is superlative.