In the album's cover photo, Brian Withycombe is shown in a sweet pair of shades, hanging with his dog. That's what this album is all about: taking it easy and enjoying the good times. A top-flight studio musician and composer from San Francisco, the pianist fuses smooth jazz, pop, classical and contemporary instrumental into a seamless and totally fluid sound. Despite its laid-back feel, Withycombe's piano work is dexterous and slyly complex. The guy has got some chops -- that's for sure.