This is certainly the most energetic of Indie Knight's recordings to date. It is largely up-tempo, filled with power and enthusiasm. Even the more thoughtful and perhaps nostalgic pieces, like Into the Forest, and Remember the '80s carry the imprint of this energy. While the entire ensemble of pieces is permeated with creatively crafted synthetic voices performed by Yuri, what is most notable, and subtle, is the generosity with which he showcases his comrades. It is a rare quality in a leader, and nowhere is it more present or obvious than in this collection. The compositions are his, but the spotlight is shared. Yuri's Crimean roots again show themselves in the keys, melodies and harmonies of virtually every tune here. Yet it is blended with more contemporary motifs in a vessel that is clearly jazz. The result is a potent cocktail that, like all good brews, is tasty as well as comfortable and vitalizing. Perhaps most striking about this collaboration is the sense of gelling of the players. What began as a bit of a jam session has evolved into a tightly knit creative core. These are artists who know one another musically, and are at home not only with one another, but with the musical environment Yuri brings to the mix. We can hear the growing comfort with which the members of Indie Knight work together as they weave their magic. They are at once in lock step with each other, and also free to explore their own creative inspirations. This improvisational landscape lies at the heart of the best jazz performances, and it is everywhere evident in the collection. As he has since Indie Knight's first CD was recorded, Terry Disley infuses every cut with his unique blend of improvisational legerdemain. He brings to this compilation his years of experience with some of the best musicians of the modern era, such as Mick Jagger, Bon Jovi, Sir Paul McCartney, and Acoustic Alchemy. His classically-influenced style blends perfectly with the motifs of the compositions. Percussionist Ed McClary and woodwind artist Lincoln Adler add depth, richness, and at times spectacular highlights to every composition. Best of all in this CD is the evidence of their growing comfort and familiarity with each other and with the essence of the compositions. The result is a seamless blending of diverse creative energy that is at the core of all fine jazz performances. Taken collectively, these individual styles and talents create a rich tapestry of ear-candy that is sure to delight anyone with an appreciation of this type of jazz, and even those for whom the genre may be unfamiliar. We should all look forward to future harvests from Indie Knight. The best is almost certainly yet to come.