|Studio album by|
|Recorded||July 13, 1977|
|Studio||The Automatt, San Francisco|
|Ron Carter chronology|
A second selection of five tracks recorded by the trio during the same day's sessions was released under Herbie Hancock's name as Herbie Hancock Trio.
Jazz writer Thomas Owens highlighted aspects of Carter's playing that are noticeable on the album: "It is a treasure trove of pizzicato techniques: portamento effects, vibrato, double stops (including parallel octaves), harmonics, the most legato pizzicato lines in jazz, and those beautiful long notes on the lowest (E) string – notes whose overtone mix evolves continuously as the notes ring."
- "Third Plane" (Carter) – 5:53
- "Quiet Times" (Carter) – 7:52
- "Lawra" (Williams) - 6:08
- "Stella by Starlight" (Washington, Young) – 8:26
- "United Blues" (Carter) – 3:01
- "Dolphin Dance" (Hancock) – 8:20