Solomon Ilori in Artists Posted 13 hours ago 13 minutes ago, Teasing the Korean said: I am not a fan of high life music, but the reason I have the Blue Note Connoisseur CD is because of the three bonus tracks from a different session. The three tracks add up to about 39 minutes, so it is like getting an additional album. It is basically a jazz group - Donald Byrd, Hubert Laws, Elvin Jones, Bob Cranshaw, and a bunch of percussionists. It is nicely recorded, with the bass centered (as usual with BN albums) and the percussionists spread out left and right. I wonder why this was left in the can. Perhaps the fact that the three tracks couldn't be split into two 20-minute sides was a factor. I highly recommend this for the three bonus tracks. As for the original album, YMMV. Totally agree with your evaluation of the music. Could have made the sides 25:12 and 13:55, not horrible but not optimal. Columbia was putting out 30 minute + Miles Davis album sides in the same era.