’Equilibrium’ is the debut album of Danish bass player Morten Christian Haxholm. Currently residing in Copenhagen, Haxholm graduated with a master’s degree from the Carl Nielsen Academy in 2009 and now studies at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. Haxholm has played with many great musicians and singers from around the world and with him on his debut album are three great jazz musicians: Americans Jonathan Kreisberg on guitar and Ari Hoenig on drums as well as Frederick Menzies on saxophone. From New York City, Jonathan Kreisberg has played guitar and jazz from an early age, winning a scholarship at the University of Miami and going on to tour with renowned players such as Joe Henderson, Michael Brecker and Red Rodney. A highly accomplished drummer, Ari Hoenig has performed with people such as Jean-Michel Pilc, Kenny Werner and Herbie Hancock. Saxophonist Frederick Menzies is a resident of Copenhagen and was the winner of Young Jazz 2006. The album was recorded in 2012 in the famous ’Systems Two Studio’ in Brooklyn, New York and features compositions by Haxholm as well as the standards ’Night and Day’ by Cole Porter and ’Out of Nowhere’ by Johnny Green. The compositions are strong, well-written and refreshing with excellent playing by the young quartet, augmenting each other’s styles perfectly. The music ranges between easy listening and more daring compositions with rhythms of high complexity but it never fails to hit the spot.