Build-i-n-g is the composition project of drummer Joe Smith that combines expressive, rubato melodies played over pulse without meter rhythms. While the overall sound and soul of the music can be easily associated with avant guard Jazz, the compositions are simple songs in the end, constructed using the traditional forms of popular music. Inspired by his interest in Meditation, Reiki and other energy disciplines, Joe’s long term intension of the project is to create seven albums, each one being his artistic expression of the specific energies of the seven Chakras emanating from the human body. The debut album, Muladhara Rising, features Liz Kosack on synthesizers. The second album, Feel Honey features Andrew D'Angelo on alto sax.