Two record sets were put together on the basis of the jazz musicians popular vote by Playboy.
These records spotlighted a host of jazz legends from Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and Erroll Garner to Jack Teagarden, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan and more.
The chief executive of this project was Lynyrd Feather.
Norman Granz and George Avakian made valuable suggestions from its earliest stages.
Lester Koenig of Contemporary Records supervised the assembly of master tape material to assure the highest possible qualitu in the finished product.