The recipe for this album is one rarely found in any recording. For it includes a dash of the very well-known and easily recognized in the selection of the tunes, and a sprinkling of modern touches in the intricate arrangements. There are strings and, of course, there is the fine piano of Hal Schaefer. Any finally, there is pure listening pleasure in every groove.
There is a freshness in this musical approach to some of your all-time favorites which creates extraordinary tonal effects, yet the basic melody is always present. The use of the strings is at times completely orthodox, then again it moves into a most modern and interesting strain. There is a swinging sound, then again a tonal pattern almost symphonic in content. And throughout, there is excitement, listening excitement as the new Sounds are heard.
Music That Reminds Me of You unveils a new Hal Schaefer, one of depth, both as a performer and as a creator, through his highly original and imaginative arrangements. As you listen, we are sure you, too, will be reminded of someone, somewhere, who may have escaped your memory for an all-too-long period of time.
United Artists Records 1961