“Although I wrote all the music for the first concerts, other players started to bring in pieces for the band from very early on. Andrew Sterman, Steve Rust and Todd Reynolds all jumped right into the heart of the concept, putting together charts which challenge us to play freely and imaginatively together, but which give us a structure and focus which keep the individual pieces unique. When we’re playing well, it seems to me that we find an exciting musical landscape — one with coherent melodies, driving meters and harmonies, but with the ability to be transformed and shaped fluidly. It’s not jazz. It’s not ‘free’ improvisation, but neither is it “composed music.” It’s somewhere in between.- Neil Rolnick.