The cumulative brilliance shaped by three decades of composing and performing has made appearances by Greg Reitan special occurrences. The Los Angeles based pianist has been providing the jazz, classical and film worlds with exceptional compositional work and listeners have paid special attention to his trio's well-honed live performances. It was during an October 2017 appearance at New York's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola that the spark for Reitan's new recording, West 60th, was ignited. Inspired by the dramatic view of the city during soundcheck from the venue's perch atop Columbus Circle, Reitan wrote the waltz of the same name in his hotel room. The song became the centerpiece of his new album with longtime collaborators bassist Jack Daro and drummer Dean Koba.