As a new listener to jazz music, I was looking for a CD with a number of artist's on it so as to better familiarize myself with their works. I picked out this CD because it looked as if it a a great selection of artist's and because it was relatively inexpensive. I was extremely impressed. The songs were full of great rythm's and songs with enormous feelind. I recommend this CD to experienced jazz listeners and newcomers alike. I guarantee you will love this CD.