The 'Super Session' album used to be a bit of a last resort of the musical scoundrel. Endless jamming, lots of tedious noodling, not a lot of great music. However, this album is the one that set the bar so high that it was difficult to top. Guitarist Michael Bloomfield had already established himself as a top guitar banana with the Butterfield Blues Band, but his playing is right out of the top drawer here. The instrumental take of Howard Tate's soul stomper 'Stop' is a belter, awash with razor-edged guitar licks. Kooper isn't the world's greatest singer, but what he does, he does well, and his keyboard work and arrangements are imaginative and colourful. When he ropes in Stephen Stills for a couple of tracks, it just gets better. Highly recommended.