Today, a sampling of the work of British jazz pianist, composer and bandleader Bill McGuffie (1927-1987).
The extremely rare Go! McGuffie LP was released in the U.S. in 1955, the third of three consecutive years in which McGuffie was named Britain's top jazz pianist. He later worked conducting film scores and wrote several of his own, including Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD, based on the television series Doctor Who and starring Peter Cushing.
Go! McGuffie was likely released in his native Britain under a different title or it may be a compilation of some of his British recordings, I'm not sure. From it, comes the Gershwin tune A Foggy Day, in glorious mono from the original LP.
A Foggy Day
I don't know why this album is so rare. I haven't seen a copy for sale anywhere for a long time. It's contents don't appear to have been released digitally. But there are a number of McGuffie's later recordings available on CD and via downloads. Many of them are of the easy listening variety.
McGuffie often backed Benny Goodman on his European tours and here's a YouTube excerpt from one such concert in Italy in 1970.