The pentatonic theme on "Lunta" and the odd-metered prowl of "The Hills of Beijing" contrasts nicely with the energetic dance pulse of "Geronimo." Tunes such as "Bear Club" and "Andrew" utilize lyrical themes and hypnotic rhythmic loops as launch pads for Bennett’s soaring improvisations. Grieshaber displays impressive control and classical-inspired technique on "Paint the Fence," a solo guitar feature. The Spanish-flavored 7/4 groove of "Adobe" showcases Jefferson's commanding pulse. Here, the otherwise subtle percussionist bursts through with moments of spontaneous energy. The solo saxophone title track closes the disc with a minimalist trance of swirling arpeggios. All in all, The Legend of Bear Thompson contains a myriad of fresh, accessible sounds uninhibited by traditional expectations.