The MPS Project is a trio led by keyboardist Michael Pelz-Sherman. He's a very gifted musician who has clearly been influenced by Chick Corea and Jan Hammer. He concentrates on electric keyboards but piano figures prominently. The music is easily categorized as fusion in the tradition of Return To Forever and Mahavishnu Orchestra but probably leans ever so slightly towards the jazz side of the spectrum. My understanding is the band tore it up at Progday 2014. Highly recommended."The MPS Project is a group of veteran professional musicians living in the Triangle region of North Carolina and dedicated to creating original, progressive Jazz. Our music explores the intersections of jazz, progressive rock, and 70's-style fusion in the tradition of Return to Forever and Weather Report. Informed by contemporary chamber music, collective free improvisation, and modern "jam-band" sensibilities, the MPS Project boldly and expertly covers a wide swath of musical territory, ranging from heartfelt lyrical ballads to ethereal sonic textures to complex rhythmic structures to blistering electronic funk. Their debut CD, "Goes Without Saying," features six compositions by leader Michael Pelz-Sherman, two extended free improvisations, and a unique arrangement of Steve Swallow's jazz standard, "Falling Grace"."