Almost all the sounds on the record were recorded originally in one Analog Players Society
three-hour recording session at the Bridge Studio in Brooklyn. The band consists of four A-list New York City jazz musicians: tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin (David Bowie Blackstar), pianist Orrin Evans (The Bad Plus, Captain Black Big Band), bassist Dezron Douglas (Ravi Coltrane, Black Lion), and drummer Eric McPherson (Fred Hersch Trio). Producer Ben Rubin only asked them to play two standards, Antonio Carlos Jobim's "One Note Samba" and Thelonious Monk's "Epistrophy." Not only did the tracks from this session end up on "Home in America," they also birthed two other records, the cut-up instrumental record Soundtrack for a Nonexistent Film
and three full takes from the band on TILTED
, both released by Ropeadope Records in 2020.