Bassist / composer Will Goble offers his second disc as a leader and he is focused here upon the grandeur, the grit and the power and influence of the blues. Goble had played for some time with Jason Marsalis and tapped his former partner in that rhythm section, Dave Potter to play drums. He had also previously played with pianist Louis Heriveaux and tenor saxophonist Gregory Tardy and immediately thought that these performers would be the perfect group for this project. You certainly don't have to listen long to get just how right he was! There is also one vocal on this disc and Tabreeca Woodside sings with power, style and just a hint of Nina Simone! The ultimate result is a set that honors the foundation and this new sprout from that root! In Goble's words, "In our music and arts circles, I hope that just as we keep sight of the power of the blues, we listen with purpose to black communities and other people of color, that we support and engage women as musicians and artists, and that we continue to celebrate elders while actively working to create opportunities for young artists and listeners."