Metro was formed in 1994 by jazz guitarist Chuck Loeb (Steps Ahead) and pianist Mitchel Forman (who has played with John McLaughlin and Wayne Shorter, among others). The two established names came across each other regularly when they worked in the bands of Stan Getz and Bill Evans and they decided to join forces. In the six recordings Metro has made with a series of changing bassists, the band's sound has developed from contemporary jazz to fusion. Although the music is complex with a great deal of improvising, it always sounds funky. In Metro Special Edition the band is supplemented by an unbelievably select company: trumpeter Randy Brecker, saxophonist Eric Marienthal and drummer Dave Weckl. Metro's most recent CD Express was released last year.