Produced by Creed Taylor. This is the album that changed David Axelrods life.
A much admired and loved man, of all the many brilliant orchestration projects this was his finest in his own right. He teases us with the opening 'La Nevada' until the gorgeous repeated four-bar riff finally bursts on our ears with orgasmic delight. There are wonderful brass solos from John Coles, Tony Studd and Budd Johnson and a bass showcase for Ron Carter. As the opening track peters out after 15 minutes the listener enjoys the smug realization that there are a further four outstanding pieces to come.