The incomparable Larry Carlton has recently released a sort of best of Album. As a fan of smooth jazz this CD was essential to my collection. I've never owned a Larry Carlton CD prior to this one since many of the guitarist in my collection already included such greats as Lee Ritenour, Earl Klugh and Jonathan Butler; I didn't' feel the need to add anymore. Let me just say I regret ever thinking that way. Mr. Carlton has his own brand of style, one that is smooth and simplistic yet very sophisticated. This particular CD features Saxman Kirk Whalum where he struts his talent on 7 of 11 tracks. A very good compilation CD that any jazz fan would be proud to own.