I know there was thread about new Jazz purchase but I lost it and wanted to know if anybody else had come across this one. I've had it for a few weeks now and really like it. Sort of a big band record with some great players - like Robin Eubanks from Dave Holland's group and even a British Jazz player who I have seen live several times at my local Jazz club - Iain Dixon! The rhythm section are very good - Antonio Sanchez, John Patitucci on bass and I'm pretty sure one of the tracks at least, sounds like BG - people are often asking about contemporary Jazz with BG! There are some funky tracks - fusions with other types of world music and some very detailed and unusual arrangements as well as great soloing. I think this would be a great CD for anyone looking to have an album that shows you the breadth of modern Jazz with a bit of everything going on in world Jazz today! For one I agree with the sticker on the CD : "Michael Brecker reaches the Jazz stratosphere with poweful new compositions arranged for a 15-piece band - an explosive tour-de-force and an essential contribution to the Jazz canon."