I am astonished at the two people that rated this 3 stars. This is not straight ahead jazz. First of all MMW as individual musicians are not Steve Swallow and Bill Stewart or some of the other amazing jazzmen Sco has played with, but as a group they have an extremely honed and individual funk sound. Sco himself says that when he heard it, he knew he had to play with them. Second, many of the songs have simple melodies and riffs (every heard of the meters?), but they grow and build up to amazing climaxes. Green Tea (slow, sweet and deep) and Jeep on 45 (begins acoustically) blew me away when I first heard them. Listen closely to the solo on Hottentot. When he breaks from his hard driving sound into his signature effect 3/4s of the way into the song, I am amazed every time. It is exhausting and exhilarating. When you have graduated from A Go Go, pick up Up All Night. It is sick too.