This CD has many of Cole
's most interesting Capitol dates away from his trio. The great jazz pianist is heard with the 1947 Metronome All-Stars
, jamming with the all-star Capitol International Jazzmen, backing the straight vocals of Jo Stafford
, and collaborating with Nellie Lutcher
, Woody Herman
(on a remarkable version of "Mule Train"), and Johnny Mercer
(highlighted by the joyful "Save the Bones for Henry Jones"). This colorful set is highly recommended.