It makes complete sense that an evolutionary biologist would have a deep understanding of the genetics of musical groove. Trombonist Chris Amemiya has the rare gift of this holistic balance in his life, and with his accomplished co-conspirators of Jazz Coalescence, he lets all of us in on the secrets of making fabulous music In the Rain Shadow. These eight tracks offer listeners a ticket to emotional, beautiful, jazz eco-tourism: what it means to be firmly rooted in a magical place on this planet, and to reflect that meaning through the DNA of the music that transcends. Amemiya's soaring lyricism is a tone poem to the Salish Sea, and thanks to him and his extraordinary band mates, everyone can get a sense of just how fantastic this corner of the Earth really sounds, without even leaving home. Evolve. Listen. Exhale. And smile.