Contemplations features nine original compositions in a wide range of jazz styles. Throughout the C.D., the quintet reaffirms the distinctive commitment to unpredictability and innovation that has been it's hallmark since the band formed in the early 1990s. With more than 70 minutes of music, Contemplations covers a mixture of jazz styles from bop-oriented mainstream jazz to funk and unbounded free-form jazz featuring challenging melodies and abrupt changes of style and attack. For example, there are airy medium-tempo melodies, an up-tempo free-form romp, a mainstrem bossa-nova, an excursion in latin-tinged funk, a conventional jazz ballad, and a medium-up blues original. The C.D. features Terry Gordon on trumpet and flugelhorn, Eric Walentowicz on saxophones and flute, Gordon Tibbits and George Muscatello on guitars, Jason Rafalak on bass, and Matthew Maguire on drums.