Former Santana keyboardist Tom Coster shows tremendous range on this release, playing funky Hammond B-3 on "Cat Walk" and the Meters-inspired "Around the World" and an accordion that sounds Neapolitan on "From Naples to Heaven" and Cajun on "Baton Rogue." Smith plays a full kit on most tracks while effectively using the African Udu drum on others including "Beneath the Surface," an East meets West jam that recalls mid-'90's Material and early '70's Miles. Baron Browne's slap bass holds it all together.
Most of the album's ten songs favor groove over virtuosity. Even "High Wire," the album's closing tune and most blistering workout, alternates between an intricate riff led by Gambale and bouncier ensemble passages. Come On In should appeal equally to both fusion fans and to followers of jam bands.