In this album, "Remembering", Jose Valentino and Jesse Pitts sought out to celebrate jazz music from various eras that have been integral to their personal artistic development and American culture. Six original compositions and four arrangements were compiled to create a 'set' of 42 minutes that aspires to transport listeners through a multi-dimensional music experience by pouring out their heart in the traditions of the past, present, while offering new compositional/improvisational approaches for future generations of musicians. The entire album was performed by these two young lions of jazz in both trio and quartet formats. Jose challenged his musical awareness, sensitivity, and musicianship further by recording bass first on several tunes with Jesse on drums, all while imagining the piano and flute parts to add afterwards. Some of the compositions were constructed first with Jesse improvising on the drums, then Jose adding harmony on the piano, followed by the bass and then the flute. To maintain sonic interest for the album, Jesse alternated between drum sticks, mallets, brushes, and auxiliary percussion depending on the tune's context. Jose opted out from performing on the saxophone for this album, rather, performed tasteful improvisations inspired by saxophonists Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, and Michael Brecker.
Before proceeding to record, Jose and Jesse spent time discussing iconic figures of jazz and their contributions to the art form, musical approaches, history, and other essences that would serve as inspiration for their compositions, arrangements, and performances. Thus, it was most fitting to call the album, "Remembering." Though it is important to bring forth newfangled ideas as these two artist displayed in their freshman album, "A Traveler's Journey", Jose and Jesse hope to encourage musicians and listeners to revisit the history of their respective cultures and its celebrated art forms. They believe the act of remembering will allow musicians to refresh their minds, to analyze their paths, and to give clarity to their future. It can be subsumed that the beauty of jazz music provides listeners with demonstrations of applicable truths that propel the advancement of humans as long as they have a foundational understanding of their history and aspire to work together for a purpose greater than one single individual.