MCR (Motor City Roots): This is actually the very first piece of music I ever wrote, right after arriving at Berklee in January, 1973. I went back to Detroit for the summer and wrote this. Then in Spring of 1974 I was studying with Mike Gibbs and wrote the chart that this arrangement is based on. I was also studying with Herb Pomeroy, and the horn voicing here are right out of the line writing technique book! Bruce Nifong, Greg Badolato, and Jeff Stout play the horn section parts, and the melody and solo are Bruce Nifong on soprano and alto saxophones, respectively.