This was one of many incredibly cool releases from CTI that vanished much too quickly. But luckily jazz fans are treated to this and other rereleases to mark the 40th anniversary of the label. Actually, this album not be revered by some jazz fans because it has "crossover" appeal, combining funk and soul into the mix. As the other review noted, there are two very fine versions of Stevie Wonder songs on here, plus an extended 12-minute jam called "Sho is Funky" that stays true to the title. Crawford wails away on his sax with wild abandon, reminding me at times of "Mister Magic" era Grover Washington. It also doesn't hurt that producer Bob James has enlisted the likes of Idris Muhammed, Ron Carter, Ralph MacDonald, Jon Faddis, and Randy Brecker to add some juice to this steamin' session. I would agree with calling this is Jazz-Funk classic. Hot stuff!