Guitarist Erik Skov composes all of the tunes for the front line of Emily Kuhn/tp, Dustin L aurenzi/ts, Euan Edmonds and the rhythm section of Kitt Lyles/b and Gustavo Cortinas/dr. Skov's got an elegant sound that is lovely as he hovers through the horns and Lyles' line on "Summer Meditation" and gives dark reflections as the horns sway on the reflective "Fading Embers." His acoustic strings create a tender ripple effect with Lyles on the g r acious "Like Sounds" and shows he can bop with the best on the galloping "Rewake" and swinging "Diversion." A thirteen minute opus of "Traveler's Tale" is a journey that ebbs and flows to Cortina's high hat and Edmonds' plunger'd trombone with Skov serving as tour guide through this rich trek. Creative and cohesive.