Compilations such as this actually do a disservice to any of the artists who appear here. I can well imagine that the compiler of this set is none other than Richard Zimmerman, who gave himself at least three cuts on the album, 2 of which can be downloaded, which places him in a tie with EUBIE BLAKE!!!!!!!!!! This guy continues to masquerade as the definitive performer of Scott Joplin, and ragtime in general, while attempting to actually discredit Joplin as the composer of any of the rags credited to him. Most confusing! The whole album is pretty much a plethora of unrelated styles. The piano disc has boring Rifkin, the crazed, out-of-control piano-roll style of Zimmerman, the barrel-echoing pianos of Arpin & Wilson, the non-ragtime performances of Roberts and Blais etc.Thank the Lord for the others -as the disk would be a total failure. I'm not into bands so I'll refrain from making comments about disc 2.