tremendously wonderful sound and space from these mostly modal pieces that have been reconfigured aggressively to accentutate the entire form of the piece or song with emphasis primarly on the mood, atmosphere? of these works. a listening pleasure with full instumentation and stunning singularly graphic horn displays. Gil Evans arranges scatting sax into full big band swing with abrupt and poignant time countermanded by phrases of driving bass and etheral modal shifts that lighten the pieces and maintain the story mood elements, beginning middle end, instead of allowing instumentation to wander out into undisernable cosmic bleakness. Each song is like a sculpture to be viewed in its entirety and to be enjoyed for musical structure within structure. no matter what all this crap is supposed to mean I believe you will enjoy listening to these recordings as they are really bueatiful.