The Best Of June Christy-The Jazz Sessions
by June Christy
Released: Jun 1968
Label: Blue Note Records
A number of comps by the cool Miss Christy have been released over the decades, but this easily the best of the bunch. It balances Christy's small group jazz work with Bob Cooper's West Coast unit, Stan Kenton's strum-und-drang piano, Al Viola's guitar and -- of course -- Pete Rugolo's advanced orchestrations. A must-have for fans of vocal or West Coast jazz.