Korean bassist Joonsam began his musical quest inspired by Jaco Pastorius and later by acoustic players Ray Brown, Paul Chambers, Christian McBride. After earning a Masters at NYU, he eventually formed the current group for live gigs and recording: Aaron Parks (piano), Nate Wood (drums), and Ralph Alessi (trumpet) with additional contributions on this recording by Ben Monder (guitar), Yeahwon Shin (vocal), Yvonnick Prene (harmonica) and Chung Eun Han (bamboo flute). The music, with the exception of the traditional "Doraji The Flower", was all composed by Joonsam. It is modern, intelligent, swinging, and accessible to fans and would-be fans of current, modern jazz. This is a door you would be well advised to open.