Three months ago, a concept that began as a simple live trio recording, turned into an eclectic mix of music featuring some of New York City's best musicians. Steve Hass' original idea was to have the band record all in the same room, without separation, so that you could feel like you were in the room with them. Steve kept that approach on each tune, even with the larger band, in order to capture the live energy. Steve decided to record some of his favorite songs and interlaced them with original improvised world music interludes.

Traveler accomplishes an amazing feat, proving once again that quality of music will always transcend genre. Steve and his band of world class players flow seamlessly through different grooves and musical textures from all over the world. Each song tells it's own story but collectively embarks on a eclectic musical journey.