I heard Avishai play in a small club in Northampton, MA. At the end of his knockout show, there was a parade of all of the spectators who shook his hand and bought this CD on the way out. He is a wonderful stand-up bassist, and is very creative as a bass player, probably more than his ability as a pianist. But he is also a tremendous composer, and is helped here by the very talented horn man Diego Urcola (although there is no weak position on this album.) The sound is Latin/Middle Eastern with a very healthy dose of Chick Corea. They totally nailed the cut "Etude" live, and you can get a good feel for this on the CD. BUY THIS CD! Avishai is very cool.