"Davenport Blues" from Great Jazz Standards features the hot-blooded trumpet of Mat Jodrell. Brassy, bluesy and full of fire, Jodrell's horn winds in and out of the multi-dimensional arrangement with a tone and approach more than passingly reminiscent of an Evans idol, Louis Armstrong. Languid and sensual, the Claude Thornhill-era "Can't We Talk It Over" rests achingly on the breathy vocals of Wendy Gilles and tenor of Scott Robinson. Evans' music could not have a better conductor than the committed, meticulous and passionate Ryan Truesdell. This is big band jazz at its majestic best.