Tony's still dropping good work when he appears (I recommend the Zen Of Bennett DVD, an excellent doc about the making of his Duets project), and every few months we seem to get a cool archive release as well. This comes from the glory days of the Strip, back when the Rat Pack resided there, the top adult performers and TV and movie stars and sports idols all were there to be seen and keep the place glitzy. Bennett hadn't been a regular there though, and 1964 was his first engagement, luckily captured then, the tapes untouched for decades.Tony, joined of course by Ralph Sharon Trio, is backed by the house orchestra, in a slick, swinging set. He's at the height of his powers, but we're not talking about someone who had to rise far, or who faded much over the years. It's just that he's pretty darn close to the peak. (I Left My Heart In) San Francisco had won the Grammy for Record of the Year in 1963, followed up by I Wanna Be Around, and The Good Life, cementing him as an equal to the greats, even Sinatra acknowledging him as his favourite. So here's the time to hear him in the hottest town.