This promotional sampler was sent out by Verve Records in the fall of 1999 to stimulate interest in its recent and upcoming releases. Containing nine tracks, it's like an hors d'oeuvres tray with various tasty treats, none of which has much to do with the other. But then, that's the idea. Like Michael Brecker (who rates two tracks) and his free horn playing? Teri Thornton's singing? Paco De Lucia's guitar? Fine, buy the albums from which these tracks have been borrowed. From the included selections, though, our top recommendation would be Horace Silver's Jazz ... Has ... A Sense Of Humor.
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AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann