[Peter Hamlin] asked for a composition that was 'real music' but which was also a study in approaching the alto sax's lowest notes in every way possible. And so Walking the Flat came to be. It's fun and it's good listening. mysterious and energetic, a set of variations on direction rather than on melody.
This certainly appeals to the timbre-ist in me.
By the way, just like the composer's Vermont, we get snow here in the Bay Area. Fortunately, this one only occurred at elevations above 1000 feet so we flatland urbanists didn't actually have to experience it if we didn't want to.