With exciting new UK pianist Noah Stoneman - marvellous this year on his debut Anyone's Quiet: Let It Rain To You - and lively drummer Luca Caruso on board, bass don Jasper Høiby is back here with his new piano trio 3 Elements. Beginning in a wildly expressive piano-led foray on 'Undaunted' the tunes include Planet B's 'Earthness' from 'What It Means To Be Human'. With Høiby there is always a lot of dynamic power percolating up from the bass and a metrically challenging approach that allows a small group to seem larger than it is. Lots of the tunes are quite brief so go instead for the longer treatments like the ballad 'Never Forgotten,' 'Her Deepness' led off by Caruso and 'Her Love Song' for the fullest expression of what this fine band are all about. Høiby's best album since his Phronesis days? Definitely.