Peter Margasak, Chigago Reader

Honest John, International Breakthrough On its second album, this Norwegian quintet led by reedist Klaus Ellerhusen Holm adds improvisatory daring to the intimacy and precision of chamber music, brushing off orthodoxies with the unexpected drum machine of percussionist Erik Nylander and the increasingly astringent playing of violinist Ole-­Henrik Moe. The band's sublime dexterity allows it to react en masse with the alacrity if not the humor of the ICP Orchestra.