Canadian composer and double bassist Duncan Hopkins has collaborated with two special musicians in Europe: vocalist Thierry Peala from Paris, France and pianist Nikki Iles from London, UK. During his time in Europe he has composed nine new compositions for this recording - including lyrics. In addition, while traveling through the Netherlands for a concert, he heard the haunting spiritual “Wayfaring Stranger” on the radio and knew he had to record this lesser known but classic spiritual. Duncan has worked with Dianna Krall, Mark Murphy, Norma Winstone, Lester Bowie, Kenny Wheeler, John Hicks, Peter Appleyard, Ken Peplowski, Ed Bickert, D.D. Jackson, Scott Hamilton, Houston Person, Warren Vache, Sam Rivers, George Masso, Tony Malaby, Bobo Stenson and arrangers Robert Farnon and Ralph Carmichael to name but a few.