The album contains both original compositions and covers of songs from the 1959 film Black Orpheus. It spawned the hit single "Cast Your Fate to the Wind", which won the 1963 Grammy Award for Best Original Jazz Composition. Some later pressings of the LP have the single's title displayed prominently at the top of the cover, and the album title in the box underneath. Consequently, this album is often referred to as "Cast Your Fate to the Wind."
Another remastered version was released with five bonus tracks on Fantasy Records' imprint, Original Jazz Classics label September 28, 2010, plus DCC Compact Classics issued the album on a Gold CD in 1993.