The opening number, "Take Ten" in 5/4 time is just as good, if not better than the famous hit he recorded with Brubeck, "Take Five." Besides this tune, Desmond composed two others on this album:"El Prince"& "Embarcadero." These are not the only tunes he plays in the Latin vein. There's also "Theme From Black Orpheus" & "Samba de Orpheu." Desmond has a definite bent towards Brazilian music, as we have seen on the CD "Bossa Antigua." He is very ably backed up by the great Jim Hall on guitar, one of the most creative jazz guitarists around. Gene Cherico, Eugene Wright, & George Duvivier share the bass duties, with Connie Kay on drums. The music is simply wonderful, & as an added attraction, the liner notes were written by Desmond himself. If this man had not been a jazz musician, he could very easily have made a living as a writer. The music on this album is simply wonderful; Desmond never seems to be at a loss for his melodious solo work. Get this one. You'll be glad you did.