This particular piece reflects my jazz background. A long, long time ago, I used to be a "lounge lizard" for a cruise ship gig. Our trio used to back up a featured musician from Greece who used to play the Bouzouki instrument. We had fun with his music; it was very, very cool. . . especially the 7/8 metered dance numbers. Well, this particular piece, titled "Rising Expectations", was written in 7/8 time. Although there is no Bouzouki in this number, the 7/8 "groove" is there. Composed this past winter, this is my second piece using the GPO. The sequencer used is Steinberg's Cubase SX 3. Unfortunately, I used a bit too much quantization. You'll notice it more in the piano part (I sure do). Someday, I plan on re-sequencing this piece using the quintize function much more sparingly! Until then, this is what I have. I hope you all enjoy. . . .