Prior to purchasing this album, I'd only heard the track "Mosaic" by this line-up of Art Blakey's Messengers, but I loved that track, as well as each individual player in the band. When I stumbled across this CD in a music store I immediately purchased it, and it was well worth it. I've only heard Wayne Shorter's compositions for his own bands and Mile's bands prior to this album, so his tunes here are somewhat of a revelation. The other compositions are fantastic as well, and the band absolutely cooks throughout. I would strongly recommend this CD to any fan of great jazz.