It's a mystery why I had to buy this as an import when it's been out for awhile, and I've asked Amazon to at least offer the MP3.
I have pretty much everything Bireli has done, but for those less familiar I'll just warn that this is NOT him operating in his heir-to-Django mode, but rather a wonderful throw-back to some combination of "Live from Marciac" (a great electric jazz outing that wounds like Wes Montgomery playing in triple-time) with the vintage fusion of "Foreign Affairs."
Bireli plays electric guitar exclusively on this outing. The tone is most often warm and mellow, but there are more than a few moments where he turns it up and lets it rip. The compositions are uniformly excellent, Frank Wolf has never sounded better and the organ playing will remind you of other great guitar/organ collaborations, from Joed DeFrancesdo and Ganny Gatton to Tony Williams Lifetime and John Scofield's "Saudades" CD.
Bireli is a star in France and a legend among top guitarists, but doesn't get the recognition he deserves in the U.S. As a technician and and improviser he has few peers and his taste is impeccable. By far the most enjoyable jazz guitar album I've heard this year.