McPartland only recorded twice under his own name during his band-leading years of 1936–1941; four songs in 1936 and four in 1939. On the two songs from 1939 songs featured here, the band swings superbly, and the audio quality of the recordings is very rich. Besides McPartland's beautiful cornet playing, we can also hear some rare solos by alto saxophonist Boyce Brown.
Discographical data from The Jazz Discography by Tom Lord:
Jimmy McPartland and His Orchestra: Jimmy McPartland (cnt) Bud Jacobson (cl) Boyce Brown (as) Floyd Bean (p) Dick McPartland (g) Jim Lannigan (b) Hank Isaacs (d)
Chicago, October 11, 1939
91832-A Jazz me blues De 18042
91833-A Sugar De 18043
LP source: Chicago Jazz (Coral Records 38)