This particular album accentuates how a band that enjoyed such tremendous success, could be so unaffected as to turn out a mature and well constructed album of charts that are similar but vastly different from their previous albums. This innovative band continued, with this recording, to be one of the great aural joys of their era. For all those who have this on vinyl you MUST have this on CD, a masterful job of engineering. The highpoints are "Go Down Gamblin'" with David Clayton-Thomas being surprisingly good on guitar. Raunchy guitar lines over awesome brass, with Jim Fielder humming on bass. "Cowboys and Indians" - mature, thoughtful. Dave Bargeron's mellifluous trombone gliding above the arrangement. "Redemption" - strong unorthodox drumming(Max Roach meets Butch Trucks) by Bobby Colomby. Sharp Brass attach lead by the stratospheric Lew Soloff, and Dave Bargeron taking off at dead run and shifting to fourth gear on trombone. The touching "Valentine's Day" with Steve Katz plesant easy vocal style and the classically inflected piccolo trumpet solo of Lew Soloff over Chuck Winfields trumpet, "Mama Gets High" - Dixieland Rock and the intropsective piano , trumpet collaboration of Lew Soloff and Fred Lipsius. It is a shame that this band has become one of the best kept secret joys in music, when far lesser bands have been lionized. They were the first of their kind and there never was another. Some say that you cannot wed one musical idiom to another. This is proof that you can.