This is the debut full-length release by Jesse Elder -- a NYC-based professional jazz pianist, composer, and band leader. He studied at Interlochen Arts Academy, Oberlin Conservatory & New School University and is a 3-time winner of the national "ASCAP Young Jazz Composer's Competition." He has performed at top NYC jazz venues including the Blue Note, the Jazz Standard, Fat Cat, Small's, BargeMusic, Top of the Rock, Town Hall, Minton's Playhouse, and many others. He currently performs 7 gigs per week in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Fellow performers on this record include: Logan Richardson (alto saxophone), who has performed in major jazz festivals and venues all over the world. He has released two albums as a leader; the legendary Gary Thomas (tenor saxophone), who has played amongst the very best including Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, John Scofield, Sam Rivers, Pat Metheny, and countless others. For the last ten years, he has been the Director and Chair of Jazz Studies at The Peabody Institute in Baltimore, MD; Chris Cheek (tenor saxophone), who has appeared as a sideman on over 60 records and has released four of his own; Jeremy Viner (tenor saxophone), who has performed with some of the leading ensembles in New York City, including the Steve Lehman Octet, the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, and others. He has performed on Saturday Night Live, the David Letterman Show, Jay Leno and NPR's "From the Top"; Chris Tordini (acoustic bass), who is one of the most in-demand bassists in the New York City jazz and creative music scene, and has performed throughout the world with artists/bands such as Ari Hoenig, Jean-Michel Pilc, Dapp Theory, MK Groove Orchestra, and many others; Shawn Sorey (drums), a composer and performer who has worked with Wadada Leo Smith, Steve Coleman, John Zorn, Mario Pavone, among many others, and finally, Aya Nishina (piano), a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic vocal music who has worked with artists including John Zorn, Cyro Baptista and Lukas Ligeti.