Mason Razavi (guitar) and Bennett Roth-Newell (piano) have become frequent collaborators since meeting as graduate students at San Jose State University's Jazz Studies department in 2010. In addition to recording Razavi's Quartet Plus album together and sharing the stage on numerous occasions as a duo and in various groups, they've teamed up release a collaborative album After You. Their debut recording as a duo features familiar tunes alongside original material. Razavi and Roth-Newell have a rare kind of chemistry on stage and play music that ranges from the introspective to toe-tapping grooves not normally heard in the guitar/piano format. Razavi and Roth-Newell are deeply influenced by the great pairings that have come before them including Jim Hall and Bill Evans, Bill Frisell and Julian Lage, and Pat Metheny with Brad Mehldau.