Ätsch are a Dublin-based quartet formed by German guitarist Matthias Winkler three years ago at a time when he was studying music in Ireland. With Winkler are pianist Graham Bourke, bass guitarist Eoin O’Halloran, and drummer Hugh Denman. Ätsch have their own thing going on that draws on a number of different areas way beyond most jazz however they also circle on the centrality of certain mainstream styles that neither the words “modern” nor “progressive” tacked on as a prefix do justice. The intertwining nature of these border crossing explorations is what makes these fellas sound fresh. The tunes breathe big, clean air. Check the band live rehearsing in the video; and then immerse yourselves in the digital album itself or opt to stream. SG ****