Gordon Goodwin has some big-name stars on this CD, like Arturo Sandoval and Eddie Daniels, and they play like stars, but even without them this is a big band CD to listen to over and over! Goodwin's charts are accessible, and they would help bring about a big-band revival if more people were listening. But apart from "accessibility," which sounds pretty pale, they just swing like a mother. Along with the really big names, he's got some of the best jazz players in the LA area, and they're all over these charts--great section work everywhere you listen, screaming trumpets, bones to make you drool, you want to bow down in front of the sax and rhythm sections. Usually I listen to a CD once or twice and put it on the shelf for awhile, but this one is killer all the way--I'm still listening. Great solos, great, high energy ensembles--I'm looking for more Gordon Goodwin CDs. This is not avant-garde or adventurous, but, man, you can't do anything without swinging, and this band does the charts up royally.