larkins and braff have one mind when they play, it is wonderful when that happens with two musicians or a group. this pair could never do better than their wonderful original rogers and hart set. i was careless buying the duets because some of the rogers and hart things are on it. i think i said of that that "you will dance around the house"., well, your heart will, anyway. its a sad bad world and this is antedote for that right now as much as it was decades ago. if you happen to live in a perfect world and always feel great, you will still enjoy this album. but i'd recommend the rogers and hart first, it was their first. compilations can have too much variation of mood, but you might think a sustained one boring. its subjective i guess. it simply carries me away. its said that jazz is not about the melody, but these recordings are.and we are lucky to have the great american songbook, and people like this to play it. i did buy this at amazon as i do almost every recording(i live far from any music store) but this particular one from a seller, so i can't verify it.