I only write a review when something comes along that just blows my head off. This album has done so. Mr. Thieleman's playing is stunning, creamy, soulful. The inflection that he can wring from this instrument boggles me. No other instrument can do what he's doing here. Why don't we hear more of this? Beats me. Maybe Toots is the only one who has figured out how. In addition to his playing, the lineup of songs is strong, not a bad one in the bunch. The recording quality is excellent. And the backup musicians are all-star, to wit: Charlie Haden on bass, Peter Erskine on drums, Terrance Blanchard, who does a great job, Ernie Watts on sax, Allen Broadbent on Piano, and one of my favs, Lyle Mays on piano, who does not get out enough (and others not mentioned). I will be dedicating myself to beefing up my collection of Toots for the foreseeable future.