The journey starts on familiar routes like Rogers and Hart's "Isn't Romantic", Ira and George Gershwin's "They Can't Take That Away From Me," Miles Davis' "Four", Cole Porter's "I Love You" and even his own "Blues". Somewhere through each of these pieces, he takes detours left, leaves the road, motors up the side of a hill and sometimes back on that original road. His aforementioned blues tune starts traditionally but ends up somewhere entirely unexpected, while "Sueno" is introduced by a beautifully stated theme and Duran seems compelled or lured to continue on this gorgeous path.
Each of these improvised journeys is like a pointillist painting. Duran composes his sonic pictures by applying small precise strokes or jagged points that ultimately reveal a cohesive impressionist composition.