This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.
From the vigor and agility with which Hank Jones plays on WEST OF 5TH, one would never guess that the pianist was 88 years old at the time of this 2006 recording. Jones is joined by a fellow legendary jazz veteran in drummer Jimmy Cobb (best known for his work on Miles Davis's KIND OF BLUE), and young-gun bassist Christian McBride. The music isn't futuristic or rule-bending, but therein lies its charm. Jones, Cobb, and McBride work through a set of standards, including "On Green Dolphin Street" and "Stella by Starlight," masterfully turning material that would otherwise seem clichéd into fresh, vital, and totally engaging jazz for the ages.
JazzTimes (p.76) - "[McBride's] solos are appropriately scaled to an intimate setting, in concentrations of lyric clarity. Jimmy Cobb is unfailingly deft and crisp."