Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Mr. E
5:14
2 Optimism
5:54
3 Cryptography
7:15
4 The Griot
7:29
5 Entrapment
5:59
6 Excursions
7:21
7 Rites of Passage
6:40

Credits

CD 1

woodwind:
René McLean (1997-07-13 – 1997-07-15) (tracks 1–7)
drums:
Eric McPherson (1997-07-13 – 1997-07-15) (tracks 1–7)
bass:
Phil Bowler (1997-07-13 – 1997-07-15) (tracks 1–7)
brass:
Raymond Williams (1997-07-13 – 1997-07-15) (tracks 1–7)
percussion and tenor saxophone:
René McLean (1997-07-13 – 1997-07-15) (track 7)
alto saxophone:
Jackie McLean (1997-07-13 – 1997-07-15) (tracks 1–7)
alto saxophone and percussion:
Jackie McLean (1997-07-13 – 1997-07-15) (track 7)
piano:
Alan Jay Palmer (piano) (1997-07-13 – 1997-07-15) (tracks 1–7)
trombone:
Steve Davis (jazz trombonist) (1997-07-13 – 1997-07-15) (tracks 1–7)
flugelhorn and trumpet:
Raymond Williams (1997-07-13 – 1997-07-15) (track 7)
mixer:
Jim Anderson (engineer) (tracks 1–7)
producer:
Jackie McLean (tracks 1–7)
recording engineer:
Jim Anderson (engineer) (tracks 1–7)
recorded at:
Avatar Studios in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1997-07-13 – 1997-07-15) (tracks 1–7)