Kurt Elling. A real pro. He wouldn't get far on X-factor. This is a lesson on how to do numbers that have been done before but do them so that they sound new. And John McLean, a little known but brilliant guitarist (was in Patricia Barber's band and may still be) - his solo in Norwegian Wood is tremendous and totally unexpected. For me, it's the high spot of the album, but all of it is top notch.