Inspired by a yearlong journey through Europe and North Africa, Seattle pianist Rich Pellegrin's debut record, Three-Part Odyssey, was released in 2011. All About Jazz praised it as being "remarkably original" and a "superb debut." For this second volume of the trilogy, Pellegrin utilizes subtle back beats and repetitive structures to lay a foundation for his band's hallmark collective sound, creating an album that is a seamless blend of mainstream and avant-garde aesthetic sensibilities.
•"Pellegrin seems to have multiple influences, displaying at times the density and drive of pianist McCoy Tyner, elsewhere sounding free and unpredictable, like no one but himself." - All About Jazz