All of the tracks included here feature a splendid quintet fronted by Stan Getz and Bob Brookmeyer, accompanied by John Williams on piano. The quintet with Brookmeyer, Getz’s working band of the period, was booked to play at Zardi’s nightclub on Hollywood Boulevard during seven uninterrupted weeks in the summer of 1953. The long engagement would expand the quintet’s repertoire, which Norman Granz took advantage of during these sessions. Getz and Bob Brookmeyer (born in 1929; he died in 2011 at the age of 81) first recorded together in 1952. They would continue playing and recording together sporadically in different contexts throughout the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Their last preserved collaborations consist of concert dates taped in Japan in September of 1981 during an All Star octet tour, which also featured Gerry Mulligan, Freddie Hubbard, Milt Jackson, Sir Roland Hanna, Ray Brown, and Art Blakey.