Remember how "Rise" got its start. Herb was coerced into the studio to attempt a disco-fied update to the old Tijuana Brass sound. The attempt was deemed a total failure,
This makes me wonder, how did Herb warm up to the idea this time? Maybe it was the "disco" element that rubbed him wrong the last time ...and in retrospect, rightly so! I wonder if Randy was involved at all. (I'm guessing Herb had his own idea for new jazz-tinted arrangements on a handful of songs and then decided to expand on that, rather than a modified rebirth of the previous disco idea.)
However it happened, I'm really looking forward to this one.