Jarod Bufe plays it muscular on a spacious quartet outing with Tim Stine/g, Matt Ulery/b and Jon Deitemyer/dr. Bufe does an impressive arm wrestle with Deitmyer on the duet "The Journey" with wondrous sparks flying, while the drummer's ride cymbal coaxes the pulse on a percolating "Begin Again" and a gently cadenced "basement Reality." Bufe works his way adroitly through the spaces created by Stine and Ulery on "Climbing" and the team is sleek and p olished as they glide through "Pushing Back the Darkness." Bufe composed all the material, and it's uniformly enjoyable. Check him out!