Ah! The hard bop quintet! The apotheosis of modern jazz is well represented here under the hands of leader/trumpeter Mark Buselli and his team of Danny Walsh/sax, Steve Allee/p, Jeremy/b and Steve Houghton/dr. The tunes are composed by either Allee or Buselli, sans a nifty reading of the rarely heard Ellington piece “Angelica.” Allee’s pieces such as “What About Me?” and “Slider” have snapping rhythms and display the composer’s sleek touch on the ivories. Walsh’s tenor on the pulsating “Untold Stories” and the rollicking bluesy “Istanbul” are high cholesterol gems, and Buselli’s trumpet sears on “Claude” while caressing on the gentle “Jetstream.” If this music sounds so easy to make, how come no one seems to get it right very often? A treat!