Although Chet Atkins is better known for his contributions to country music and the Nashville sound, this 1987 release, Sails, contains more of a smooth jazz and new age feel. This album includes well known musicians Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits fame and Earl Klugh on guitar. Atkins has amassed many awards and honors in his lifetime including 14 Grammy Awards as well as the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and nine Country Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year awards. This recording has been mastered by the K2 HD format of 24-bit 100kHz, which creates an unbelievable sound surpassing other formats. This K2 HD Mastering CD will play on All CD players!