With "Empyrean Isles" and "Maiden Voyage", pianist Herbie Hancock created two concept albums in the 1960s in which the element of water plays an important role. With "Be Water" Christian Sands is now following in Hancock´s footsteps, so to speak. Sands is also a jazz pianist who is able to reflect a wide spectrum of influences in his own way in his atmospheric compositions. Water can radiate elemental calm, but it can also unleash destructive forces. Sands is fully aware of these different effects, as titles like "Still" and "Crash" show.