The Wire (4/00, p.69) - "...Passed through an Ellingtonian filter, the music of the waltz king becomes miraculously palatable, and The VAO demonstrates once more that it has lost none of its vitality, vision or wit."
Down Beat (10/00, p.74) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...This disc proves to be a fresh, ambitious undertaking that introduces a playful swing to Strauss' bright melodies..."
Vienna Art Orchestra includes: Mathias Ruegg (arranger, conductor); Heinrich Von Kainein (soprano saxophone); Florian Brambock, Wolfgang Puschnig (alto saxophone); Andy Scherrer (tenor saxophone); Mattheiu Michel (trumpet, flugelhorn); Bumi Fian, Thorsten Benkenstein (trumpet); Christian Radovan (trombone); Klaus Dickbauer, Michel Portal (clarinet); Alegre Correa (guitar); Gerog Breinschmid (bass).
Recorded live at The Sofiensale, Vienna, Austria on January 1, 2000. Includes liner notes by Wolfgang Lamprecht.