An expansive and funky album that finds the journeyman jazz drummer exploring the space between the '70s post-bop/fusion albums that marked his early career and the contemporary smooth jazz work that has defined the latter half of his career. Mason has put together a group of adept musicians rivaling the original Headhunters lineup, including original Headhunters percussionist Bill Summers, trumpeter Christian Scott, saxophonist Kamasi Washington, Fender Rhodes keyboardist Kris Bowers, bassist Ben Williams, and others.
- 1. Black Frost
- 2. Montara
- 3. If I Ever Lose This Heaven
- 4. Looking Back
- 5. Before the Dawn
- 6. Studio Life (Hold It One Second)
- 7. Places and Spaces
- 8. Either Way
- 9. Mase's Theme
- 10. Chameleon
- 11. Looking Forward (Breaking Bad)
"He still continues to make a joyful noise as a drummer, arranger and bandleader."
All About Jazz