Chuck Deardorf uses a full arsenal of basses on this album with Dawn Clemen/p-key, Matt Wilson/dr, Hans Teuber/ts-fl and guests Marc Seale/p, Gary Hobbs/dr, Thomas Marriott/fh, Jay Thomas/fh and David Marriott/tb. On electric bass, Deardorff creates a Weather Reportish mood with Seales on the tapestry of "Falling Grace" while getting elegiac on "Silver Hollow." A pair of tunes by Thelonoious Monk have Teuber's tenor join with Deardorf's soft pickings on "Pannonica" and getting some fun out of life on a conversant "Monk's Dream" with Wilson having a gas of a time. The team is dreamy with soft tenor moods on "Lullaby" and funky with hip angles on a fun "Le Mistral." Warm pulses befitting a long distance runner, with Deardorf showing that perception is largely leadership.