Knew basks in the past, present, and future by the creation of unique sonorities, textures, and pulses augmented by the instrumentation of guitar, saxophone, double bass, drums, and of course the intertwining dynamics of improvisation. With original compositions by leader Tristan Norton that bend both the preconceptions and parameters of jazz, Knew seeks to touch on a wide range of aesthetic varieties often drawing upon the traditions of Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Roy Ayers, as well as styles pertaining to funk, house, hiphop, afro-beat, and R&B.