This CD, the third in ECM's Dowland Project, features tenor John Potter of the Hilliard Ensemble at his absolute best. The songs, written from the ~12th to ~15th centuries, are played and sung with a maximum of expression. They are certainly not period-accurate performances - that's simply not the point of the Dowland Project. The point is to bring new life to these centuries-old works in interesting and unexpected ways. Take the saxophone and bass clarinet solos, for example, played in the style of the original music, but not actually written into the scores. There is improvisation here as well. Many of the musicians are jazz artists, after all. So if you want to hear something like you've never heard before - something that I expect will blow you away, get this CD. Highly recommended for fans of medieval and renaissance music, jazz, and the Hilliard Ensemble.