First of all, if you look closely you will see his actual name is Jean Peirre Mas' not Max. I don't know a lot about him, he's a French Canadian musician, teacher, and keyboard player. I heard a cut on the local jazz station and was knocked out by it. So, I found several albums here on emusic, and I downloaded this one. While the tunes might be a bit quirky, they are wonderfully produced, well played, and the tunes grow on you. It gets a fair amount replays in my collection.