I spent weeks deliberating whether to buy this on vinyl when it came out and with my meagre pocket money I didn't. I wish I had. It is far better than a lot of the stuff I was buying at the time. It sounds a little dated now and of its time, but if you go with it, it is a joy. Sometimes the MJQ just got a little too samey for me, but this has a lot going for it, a great band with Milt Jackson working with the next two generations of jazz musicians and great recording from Rudy Van Gelder. I wish I'd bought that vinyl with the glorious cover. Ah well. Life's missed opportunities.