This is two records in one. The first five cuts are straight guitar jazz quartet melodies full of winsomeness and pleasantness. On the fast tunes, trills and runs abound as the tempos and dynamics accordion. The ballads like "Looking Forward, Looking Back" are rich and gently mind expanding. The last five cuts where brass and reeds join the mix are more adventurous and for me more captivating. The subtle "When The Ink Ran Dry", "Portrait For Mingus" and "Through The Fog" are my go to selections on this disc.