It's most likely the best recording (SOTT Vol 2) with a digital step that I have heard this way. I listened to it again last night and just sat back and marveled at the sound and performance. Joe Henderson is simply amazing. Pulling out Vol 1 for later today. Its been a while and I know it's a great one as well, but not in the same league as Vol. 2. edit - if anyone does not have State Of The Tenor Vol. 2, it's a must have from the series and belongs in anyone's collection that is a fan of Smokin' Hot Joe!