For a pickup group this seems a wonderfully harmonised group. I was surprised at how good it is, each individual contributing strongly, not always the case where the genius of Monk was concerned. This is now one of my favourite Monk CDs, of which I have many. I think their rendering of Round Midnight is superb, the underrated Harold Land and Monk's regular saxophonist Charlie Rouse contributing excellent solos, and the work of the trumpeter Joe Gordon, not a name with which I am familiar, is also excellent. Among the plethora of Thelonious Monk issues and reissues this one is a nice surprise.