I share the views of the other 'positive' reviewers, this is a land mark album in jazz, returning the introspective, esoteric jazz that it had in many ways become to once again an exciting, happy and approachable art. I must mention Victor Feldman, the English pianist who 'made it' in the states. Listen to his wonderful solo on Sack O' Woe, his vamping bass line which is driving the group along is carried into his solo and the way he becomes 'the bass' during the bass solo, great stuff. Proving that here was one Englishman at least,who could live with, and thrive, in the home of jazz with the top practitioners of the day. Well done Victor.
I have nothing against introspective jazz by the way, love it, but like Wynton Marsalis today it is always good to remember it's roots and raison d'etre