International Anthem, the Chicago-based label that has been pushing contemporary jazz to the next stage, has a big deal for you! Carlos Niño is one of the most influential figures in the Los Angeles independent music scene, and has been active in a number of famous groups including Build An Ark, as well as participating in the recent work of the legendary jazz group The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra. Carlos Niño & Friends, led by Carlos Niño, is one of the most talented jazz musicians in the world today. The album features an unprecedented lineup of guests, from Jamael Dean to Sam Gendel, Dntel, Nate Mercereau, Jamire Williams, Laraaji and Shabaka Hutchings. The album is a showcase of the top acts of our time. The album is recommended as a new monument to contemporary LA jazz. Recommended not only for spiritual jazz, but also for Brainfeeder fans and new age/ambient listeners.