What a precise quartet affair this is. Led by mainstream guitarist John Hart (I kept thinking of Jim Hall when listening to his fine mix of originals and standards) who is with pianist Jim Ridl, double bassist Martin Wind and drummer Tim Horner. But glancing at the standards ('Panonica,' 'I Didn't Know What Time It Was,' 'Out of Nowhere,' 'Lover Man,' 'Body and Soul,' 'With a Song in My Heart') you might think we have been down this familiar road many times before. And yet the quartet manage to draw out things you never heard in the standards before. Certainly Hart's intricate harmonic ingenuity and the steady beat that Martin Wind provides time and time again are part of the winning formula. And the originals, especially 'Area 51,' fit well and actually win over most on an album that proves that you do not have to shout the loudest to be really heard.