If you think you'll just put this on in the background while you do your knitting, re-read the title. There is only one way to digest this and that is by paying full attention. The recordings are solo, live, spontaneous improvisations that move from the explosive to the melodic, to the rhythmic, to just about any noise, sound, tone, effect that can be made on a 5-string double bass. Note to the more conservative listener: This is music at the edge, on the fringe;- over the top. Personally, I think free improvisation is too often an excuse for not being able to remember your bass part and is an area where most musicians do not produce coherent results. It is particularly challenging to keep the attention with only one instrument and particularly when that one is a 5-string DB. Rodgers treads a fine line between music, sound, and noise, but he always seems to be in control of where he is and what he's doing as well as the direction his playing takes. The true art of improv like this is to not get lost while you get lost in it. There are some passages that beg for a little more continuity, but for the most part Rodgers keeps the flow without letting it get stale. While I don't listen to this every day, I know I'll listen to it again. I know that Rogers has since recorded a rather substantial amount of improv work with the Paul Dunmall quartet, "Listen" being an early solo performance release. While this is worth the "Listen", I am interested in hearing more of Paul Rogers in the quartet context where he must also react to the ideas and sounds of others as well as his own. Also some of the latest recordings feature a 7-stringed double bass, which is bound to expand the boundaries (if such a word can apply here) Rogers leaps at. Recommended for the adventurous eclectic listener, this is a UK import only CD (http://www.emanemdisc.com/). You will not find it at Walmart. Guaranteed. And it takes some time to cross the pond so it will have that mystique of something you must wait for.