I'm a long time fan of Gregg Karukas, Jeff Lorber, and Brian Culbertson, but somehow had managed to miss Brian Simpson. Fortunately, I caught a cut from this CD on the local smooth jazz station and knew I had to hear more. Not only is Brian a terrific keyboardist, he produced, arranged & recorded the entire CD. Also, he wrote (or co-wrote) all but one song. I really appreciate his ensemble sound, making great use of guitar and horns(including Tony Maiden, Marc Antoine, Dave Koz, Michael Lington, Everette Harp, Ron King...to name a few of the great musicians involved). He leads the group through several jazzy styles, including smooth, contemporary, a blues cut and a more traditional jazz track, "Au Contraire". This album is filled with memorable melodies & "hooks that hook". Its rare for me to find an album I'm not compelled to 'tinker' with(delete tracks, re-arrange the order, etc.), but I am thoroughly enjoying this one "as is". This music is consistently energizing, lifts my spirits and makes me smile. For me, this IS "music therapy". Enjoy!