Just to get us going, this:
In the latest bunch of releases, this one tune on Swing Gitan's Caravan LP (sorry-disc) always grabs me. Absolutely infectious rhythm work replete with stops and a beautiful bounce. If you don't know it, it's a Cole Porter tune from Can-Can.
Like most Porter tunes, it's better than anything I'll likely come up with, but what I'm really interested in is the Swing Gitan take on it. If I remember right, the stops they've added at the start weren't part of the original, which had held notes in the melody for the singer. At any rate, I think it's a great example of how a fairly simple bit of arranging can really elevate a tune, and I'm hoping someone else feels the same way. Let me know what you think. With some luck, we'll get Carter to weigh in on how it came to be...