I've been co-leading a quintet with my friend, trumpeter Steve Fishwick for many years now, as well as sharing front line duties with him in various other bands. It's always a pleasure and an inspiration to play with Steve, and the same is true of his twin brother Matt, a phenomenal drummer, both of whom I've known since we were in college together. We were very lucky in 2007 to get the opportunity to record with two of our idols in New York, 'The Maestro' Cedar Walton - piano, and Peter Washington on bass. This is a track from the resulting album. I wrote this tune as a tribute to another one of my musical heroes, the late great Hank Mobley.