This is a great CD! I've dug Monk since I first started listening to Jazz and Mike Neer's interpretations of this collection of Monk tunes on the non pedal steel guitar are truly a creative and respectful tribute. Mike's playing on this project is very thoughtful and tasteful and the musicians he chose to play on this CD all did an excellent job! You can tell that it was a labor of love! Mike has expressed a desire to produce other Jazz oriented projects and IMHO he deserves the support of every steel guitar player on the planet!