The album is backloaded with originals, but also stocked with other developmental signposts. Moran has a thing for films and the soundtracks that go with them -- here he covers a tune each from Godfather II and Yojimbo. He also gives it up for his inspirations by including a tune by former teacher Jaki Byard and a pair of obscurities from Ellington. The dominant presence here, however, seems to be Moran's mentor and homey Greg Osby, whose urban-funk leanings permeate the young pianist's music. On "Thief Without Loot" and "Another One" especially, Moran leans on the characteristic snake-like ostinatos, hip-hop-style music loops, and low-end vamps as platforms for his improv. Most of the album -- and primarily the originals -- consists of pretty slight stuff. Even when Moran isn't covering the soundtrack pieces (one forgettable, the other embarrassing), his music tends to favor mood over substance. Moran gets beyond puttering only when he covers other people's tunes; he really plays out on a knockout rendition of Duke's "Later" and delivers a surprising, meditative cover of Icelandic pop queen Björk's "Jöga."