I must say straight away that I cannot compete or add to the previous review(s). Spot on. What I would say is that if , like myself , you were ever doubtful over the idea that British Jazz of the late 60's/70's was inferior to that being produced by our former colonies, then think again. Top notch playing and (almost more importantly) brilliant compositions. I think it is fair to say that these islands however treated our homegrown jazzmen with little respect and absolutely no acclaim - unless you're counting Kenny Ball's frequent appearances on Morecambe & Wise (which I don't, by the way.)Continental Europe on the other hand I believe is more appreciative - must be something in the water. I should point out that I came to Alan Skidmore rather late via "El Skid" the LP he did with the late great Elton Dean (doff the cap.)So if any of you reading are suitably impressed with this CD & the earlier, equally fine "Once upon a time" then the next stop should be the aforementioned "El Skid" - available through all good Amazons at a more than reasonable price.