is the fifteenth studio album by , released in 1983, with co-production by 's . The title track of the album became one of 's biggest hit singles, reaching #1 in the UK, US and various other countries. Further singles included and , which both reached #2 in the UK. was a new version of a song which had co-written with for the latter's 1977 album T. The album also contains a rerecorded version of the song which had been a minor hit for a year earlier. is also notable as a stepping stone for the career of the Texas blues guitar virtuoso , who played on it. The album was also released as a limited edition picture disc in 1983. has sold at least 7 million copies worldwide, making it 's best-selling album.
Although an earlier CD added five previously unissued tracks to the original LP Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster, this Verve Master Edition two-CD set adds just about everything else recorded during the two sessions that produced the original record, and also features 20-bit sound. Even though Gerry Mulligan was outspoken against issuing material omitted from his original recordings, it is a treat to hear how the songs evolved in the studio. Webster and Mulligan seem mutually inspired throughout the sessions, and strong performances by pianist Jimmy Rowles, bassist Leroy Vinnegar, and drummer Mel Lewis are of considerable help.