This is contemporary big band jazz at its most precise, and most entertaining! The ten selections kick off with a magnificent performance of Lalo Schifrin's 1960s classic, "Mission Impossible," and carries on with such songs as "September," "Obatala," Duke Ellington's "Caravan," "Azul," "Getaway," "Mi Tierra Natal," "Flamingo," "Rendez-vous," and "Leyenda." If you want something that will give you a joyous wakeup call and get your blood rapidly moving, this CD is for you! On percussion, there is Carlos Kanno, on piano is Salt Shionoya, among many other excellent musicians performing these songs. Listening to this CD is like getting together with a group of old friends and having a good, fun, swinging time together listening to contemporary big band jazz!.