The fluid and dense Brazilian rhythms of "Ginaroma," though, were both welcome and unusual. "Slippery When Wet," featuring the trombone and euphonium of Matt Tracy, is a swinging piece that seemingly could've been written at any point in jazz history. "Pallette Two" is a nice ballad with a lovely melody played by Hoar on piano. All of the selections were written by Hoar, who plays flute in addition to basses and keys.
This is an interesting album, full of diverse styles. Hoar displays a wide range as both a performer and a composer, and the rest of the group backs him effectively. Anyone interested in jazz played on electric instruments (acoustic elements are present as well) should find something of interest here.