This is Chicago-based guitarist Hans Luchs first disc and there is no doubt he's ready. He composed eight of the ten tunes on offer and selected Ellington's "Come Sunday" and and Cole Porter's "Get Out Of Town" as the remaining two. He is a skilled and thoroughly modern player and his group, featuring George Fludas (drums), Clark Sommers (bass), Stu Mindeman (piano), and Shaun Johnson (trumpet), suits his style wonderfully. The songs are melodic and often upbeat, but never frenzied. The interplay between the guitar and trumpet is especially strong.