Of Edward Simon, a native of Venezuela, JazzTimes wrote: “Simon is less talked about than many other important jazz pianists from the Caribbean and South America, but he may be the most complete creative artist among them.” The New York Times called Scott Colley “one of the leading bassists of our postbop era, and a composer-bandleader of quietly serious resolve.” A Los Angeles native, Colley’s credits include work with John Scofield, Herbie Hancock, and Joshua Redman. Brian Blade is known as the leader of the Fellowship band and as the drummer for many heroes of the music world, including Daniel Lanois, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Wayne Shorter, Seal, Bill Frisell, and Emmylou Harris.