Bassist Chuck Deardorf decided to focus on songs and artists who had influenced him earlier in his career. "Grain Waves" was a song he had composed with Matthew Wilson who plays drums on most of this set. Others include Kenny Barron, Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette, Steve Swallow, Steve Winwood and two by Thelonious Monk. In addition to Deardorf, the main players are Dawn Clement (piano, Wurlitzer, electric piano, synthesizer) and Hans Teuber (tenor sax, flute), with Marc Seales (piano 3 songs), Gary Hobbs (drums on 3 songs), Thomas Marriott and Jay Thomas (flugelhorn on 1 songs each) and David Marriott (trombone on 1 song). The compositions and shifting performers give this release a nice span of performances. The general tone is smooth and inviting.