Just as most creative minds have done throughout the pandemic, Al DeGregoris continues to write, record and release new music that is upbeat, funky and just a lot of fun! The second single from DeGregoris’ Time Sensitive album is the lively “Sandbox,” where spirited synth melodies play side by side – and not always “nicely” – backed by gritty funk and a few moments of soaring, silky sweetness hinting at a fresh start in the New Year. Tight, brassy and retro cool beyond any of his four previous releases, DeGregoris’ latest album Time Sensitive showcases the dynamic chemistry he’s created with fellow keyboardist – and fusion legend – Jeff Lorber more than ever before. The two began collaborating, and Lorber began producing tracks for DeGregoris, on All in Good Time (2014), but this is the first time every track on a DeGregoris collection was co-written and produced by Lorber. Lorber has clearly imparted his passion for old school keyboard sounds to DeGregoris, who jams brilliantly on them before exploring the deeper, jazzier soul of the track with a dancing and dazzling, highly improvisational acoustic piano section.