A transition recording for Vital Information, the band re-invented itself with a rootsy amalgam which ran the stylistic gamut from James
Brown funk to Meters/Booker T & The MGs soul to searing Tony Williams Lifetime-inspired fusion while making further allusions to jazz icons like Buddy Rich, Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery and Ornette Coleman along the way. Where We Come From won the Indie Award in 1998 for "Jazz Recording of the Year." The eighth release from Vital Information with Frank Gambale on guitar, Tom Coster on Hammond B-3, Jeff Andrews on bass, and Steve Smith on drums! Along with the groups original tunes, they cover Led Zeppelin's 'Moby Dick', Ornette Coleman's 'Happy House' and a previously unrecorded Jaco Pastorius composition 'Blow Fish Blues.'