Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The eyes of texas are upon us
joost kiefte | Tegelen, The Netherlands (Europe) | 02/16/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A pleasant surprise, this compilation of Beneke's later orchestra (sans strings). The opening bars of the first title ("The Eyes of Texas..") give me goosepimples every time I listen to them and seldom have I heard such soulful tenorsaxing as in "It'So Peaceful in the Country". The band could swing too (how could it help doing so with none other than Mel Lewis on the drums!). The tracks are taken from for-radio-only discs (never commercially released) and the sound is generally good. The information in the booklet is sadly lacking in substance. The music however speaks for itself and is most enjoyable"