Being a musician and buying jazz records for study purposes often, very rarely has a record moved me so to just put down my saxaphone and listen for the pure thrill of listening to great music. Each song here has that loose, casual, joyful feel that can only be attained by musicians of this caliber. They are not playing for other listeners on this album, they are playing for themselves,and that is what captivates you and draws you in to this album on such a personal level. Paul Desmond and Jim Hall are two of the most unique and original to ever play their particular instrument, but you can infer that from listening to any record with Jim Hall or Paul Desmond. This album is not about that but about how those two combine their ingenious melodic ideas to form something so incredibly unique and brilliant it can't be can't be put into words in this short review. The idea of solos that are both textbook in fundamentals and beautiful to listen to is something signature of both these musicians, but it is especially present on this album. The softness of these tunes is so intense that you must close your eyes and tune out everything around you when you put on this record. The best tracks are 'Theme for Black Orpheus', 'Embarcedaro', and all the rest. 'Nuff said. Buy the record!