From the liner notes: "...[This] present collection [offers] an uncommon overview of artist/venue synchronicity. Unlike other volumes in the series, it is not confined to a single performance, but rather spans the entire Monterey Jazz Festival history and captures much of Brubeck's own history in the process. Along the way it touches on several aspects of this sui generis jazz career with challenging originals, signature hits, historic partnerships, and spontaneous encounters."-Bob Blumenthal
Personnel: Dave Brubeck, piano; and various others, including Paul Desmond, alto saxophone; Gerry Mulligan, baritone saxophone; Bill Smith, clarinet; Eugene Wright, bass; Joe Morello, drums.