I have a lot of Scott Hamilton CDs, and this one is one of two duets (the other being with Bucky Pizzarelli's wonderful guitar). This one with Rossano Sportiello's piano is an absolute delight. The only song I had to get used to over a handful of playings is "This Can't Be Love," because the stride piano seemed heavy at first. Now it sounds just right. There is no song on here that isn't a gem. My favorites are the first two, "Wonder Why," and "A Garden in the Rain." I'm at the point in my listening where I play this CD every day. These two men play like they've played together for decades. I've never heard piano like Sportiello, and each song amazes me. Hamilton's sax is fuller than some earlier CDs, and there are a lot of fluffy finishes, which I had to get used to also, but now as I listen, both instruments sound so good together. Having said how good the CD is, I have to weigh in on the liner notes by Nat Hentoff, who truly is the dean of jazz critics, but the insertion of political opines was off. I'm sure he wanted to give context to his feelings about the songs, but the mix was irritating. I would feel the same way were he a yellow dog Democrat or a stiff Republican rather than a libertarian. Note to Nat: next time you want to "not play too many notes," please write that part first and follow what it says. Dizzy would be proud.