This was my first exposure to Mr. Benson, so I cannot compare it to any of his previous recordings. I know that I like what I hear. There's very cool phrasing, blazing bebop lines, lots of double stops, lots of scat singing. Many of the tunes have a funky vibe, there's a blues number, and a couple that are radio friendly. The recording quality is great, a very class production. I've heard that some of his previous CD's were heavy on vocals and weak on guitars. This one is chuck-full of great guitar playing, tasty licks abound. I'll definately be checking out more of his recordings.