Sounds like a live recording in a studio. The playing is relaxed and some how inaccurate, but with a feel. The musicians know what they're doing. Herbie has played many different versions of these tunes through the years but this version of Watermelon Man is one of my favorites. What can be said about Miles the great that has not already been said. This is the most brilliant CD top to bottom that I have ever experienced. Never have I heard a person communicate with an instrument so beautifully. Being somewhat a true jazz artist novice only listening for 8 years I can't see how it could get better than this.