Shawn Maxwell brings his writing skills to team up with his band of Victor Garcia-Chad McCullough-Corey Wilkes/tp, Matt Nelson/key-p, Junius Paul/b and Phil Beale. He switches between alto sax and flute, the latter being used on the Latin "Whole Hearted Half the Time" and soulful and hip "Hitting Streak." Most of the time, he brings his alto to team up with Nelson's funky keyboards, having the team sound a bit fusion oriented on "Responsibility Run" and the sweetly subtle "Work In Progress." Hints of Chick Corea crop up on "Progressive Regression" and the fusiony "Three Kinds of Heat" while Paul's bass gets funky on "Catbird Seat" and "Work In Progress." Nice look back and forward.