The most important musical skill isn't playing -- it's listening. Leaving space & time for reflection. And also listening to others -- three of the five tracks on this album are collaborations based on recordings by other musicians, onto which we have layered our own contributions.
Sometimes reflecting on an older work inspires us to venture in new directions.
Back in the 1990s, Harrison was a member of Tabula Rasa, an experimental avant-garde musical group in Santa Rosa, CA. The first track, To Greet the Dawn, is based on a recording by Tabula Rasa, with our additions. It's an atmospheric, wild and unpredictable tune. After all, the slate was blank. The center cannot hold, but it's not mere anarchy that is loosed upon the world.
Chesmond Jyvonne's Remembrance is a haunting ballad. Nostalgia for something that wasn't, but could have been. If you hear an homage to Grover in Back in the Game, you're so right. A joyful invitation to celebrate -- get up and dance!