In early August of 2002, with nearly a dozen songs in hand, the Concord reserved Saturdays and Sundays of the next six weeks for the making of an album.

Two locations were chosen. At the first, Michael's church, most tracks would be recorded; at the second, an auditorium on the nearby campus of Baldwin-Wallace College, Jonn perform on a dulcet Steinway grand piano.

Following a schedule for every part of each arrangement, combinations of the five members would meet and for long hours bring their music — which was never captured live — into a state of permanence.