Mercury– Flugelhorn and reeds, a la Anatomy Of A Murder. It’s fast modal flugel jazz with a fun soli for flugel, clarinet and tenor in the Terry/Gonsalves/Hamilton way
Saturn– Interlocking solos from Holst’s original make up into an uncannily Ellingtonian collage.
Neptune– mellifluous clarinet feature- gentle rhumba with a big swinging section and a fade ending as per Holst’s futuristic conception.
Asteroids– this is two of the melodies from Jupiter in the original as a bebop joust for tenor sax and trombone.