Along with Carter Burwell, Rolfe Kent is a soundtrack composer that tries to avoid any commonplace. If you listen to "Sideways" you discover an almost new kind of music that results from a blend of "old fashioned" things: some West Coast Jazz, some latin influences, a little bit of Brubeck, a taste of Cal Tjader, a pinch of soul jazz and so on. The combo often uses a swinging rhythm, but it is difficult to call the music "jazz" because there are no improvisations. As the related movie, this soundtrack is an amazing pleasure for the listener. Unfortunately, the record does not include one very important track (maybe due to legal problems): the moving piece chosen for the dialogue between Maya and Miles in the porch. You can find it in "Symbiosis" by Bill Evans (the pianist), it is the second movement of this suite written by Claus Ogerman.