So much action coming from the back of the riser! The big band ace relocated from Austrialia to LA and this set finds him giving star time to aggregations he's led in the past in both places. There might be an easy familiarity to his work since he's one of the top hot shot TV and movie orchesrators these days and you've probably heard his work without knowing it. This set is the perfect place to start knowing him by name. An old soul probably inhabited by the spirits of Bill Holman or Neal Hefti, Davies makes music so glorious that you don't have to be a big band fan to get lost in it. Simply a grand listening event that holds your attention throughout and makes you a fan. Well done.