Instrumentally, it's a pretty rhythmically driven jazz work. The "high-end" of this, if you will, ('cause there's no syrupy aerophone instruments to glue each song's flow together) is Barney Kessel's guitar, which effortlessly floats over this upbeat, swingy grouping of bass and drums. Granted, the record's best moments are in its subtleties and lyrical play, but all of that just is so freaking INTERESTING to pay attention to and follow along.
This did not feel boring for a second. The sweetest 40 minutes I've spent with an album in a very long while.