For the money, both cd's are good value. My preference is for the former as I felt more effort had gone into the the contents. Vol two almost trips over itself in starting off the next song as no spacing is given at all between each set, which makes it a bit uncomfortable, initially to listen to. Backing musicians vary from superb to mediocre. Having said this which a feel are fair comments, both cd's have set me onto exploring individual sax players I had not previously listened to.