One of my favorite jazz albums of all time. This really taught me how lyric and melody work in jazz music. When I first started working at the record store, I hated the jazz picks. Worked with that Jazz Guy who was obsessed with CTI records. He gave me a copy of this and talked about the groove and soul of the hip hop and soul music I listened to but how it alsohad the complicated stuff of the metal and hardcore that I liked. I don't know why, but this is the album that made jazz click for me and now I'm constantly spinning different jazz records of all eras. Love me some Freddie though. And yes lazerviking did beat me to one of my top 5 records ever.