During the years Danish guitarist/composer Karsten Houmark has played with a.o. Dave Liebman, Adam Nussbaum, Palle Mikkelborg, Bo Stief and The Danish Radio Big Band. The titles on this disc are all Houmark originals superbly performed by the leader in the company of famed countrymen Thomas Clausen, Lennart Ginman and Jonas Johansen. The opening track “Four” holds a threat and a cheerfulness with demonic undercurrents that let the music go on the loose in a disciplined way. Life is a challenge, the music wants it all, including lovely solos and a beautiful ending …