The playing on this album is extremely strong and consistent for a live recording. Very impressive control on the two standout tracks, van der Linden's clever arrangements of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and Barber's "Adagio for Strings." These two tracks alone are worth the price of the CD. Torke's "July" is a semi-minimalist piece for sax quartet that has been played a lot lately; I'm not a huge fan. The last track of the CD is pretty embarassing. I'm sorry that this brilliant quartet tainted their otherwise strong CD with Dramm's hollering about Thelonius Monk being "the original GANGsta." I guess it's all in good fun, though, and the track has resulted in some hearty laughs and inside jokes. Overall, this CD is a good representation of an outstanding quartet.