Bobby’s 2 horn section switches easily between a jazzy frontline of sax and trombone to a violin and flute Charanga sound. In addition to several originals from the band members, there are tunes from masters like Wayne Shorter, Tito Rodriguez, Horace Silver, and Ray Rivera. For the first time on a recording, the band adds Puerto Rican rhythms (Bomba and Plena) to their repertoire of Jazz, Mambo, Son Montuno, Rumba, Mozambique, Charanga, and Iyesa.
Bobby’s band features jazz and Latin jazz veterans Theo Saunders (piano), John B. Williams (bass), Dan Weinstein (violin & trombone), Pablo Calogero (tenor sax & flute), Robertito Melendez (congas & panderetta), Frank Fontaine (tenor sax), and Jud Matos (percussion), as well as the leader on timbales, congas, percussion in addition to arranging several songs.
Bobby says "Occasionally times can get so stressful, depressing, and painful that everything seems hopeless, and out of nowhere you'll hear a great piece of music that suddenly transforms and transcends all the negative stuff. Music can actually change your brainwaves and even act as a healing force for the body. I've seen an old man with a walker get up and dance to a sensous Cuban danzon-mambo. I've seen crowds all moving in time to the beat of the music and I know that music has this power to unify us, and make us one"