The album begins with Dedication," an appropriately titled tribute to his influences that includes samples of old recordings as well as some solo-percussion work. Songs like the title track There Will Be A Day" and The Moon Has Flown" fuse jazz sounds with Sadownick's Latin conga grooves to create a sound similar to that of HORACE SILVER or STAN GETZ. Despite the hints of Latin flavor, the record by and large stays outside of the typical Afro-Cuban and Brazilian paradigms, tending more towards the vibe of Modern Hard Bop. The percussion adds a whole new layer of syncopation and groove for the soloist to play with and is somewhat atypical of this format. The close of the record departs from this sound, ending with the haunting vocals of Morley backed solely by a steady percussion groove on Steady.".
Sadownick's influence on the record is not limited to his role as a percussionist. He composed and arranged all but one of the pieces and even plays some JACO PASTORIOUS like fretless bass on Urban Scene." He arranged these tunes for a large ensemble that includes: Joe Magnarelli - Trumpet, Michael Karn - Tenor Saxophone, David Binney - Alto Saxophone, Rob Bargad - Piano, Scott Colley - Bass, Daniel Freedman - Drums, Keve Wilson - Oboe, and Kenny Wollesen - Percussion. All around the record is a testament to Sadownick's skills as a percussionist, bandleader and composer/arranger.