Cross the Chick Corea Acoustik Band with the Yellowjackets, and you might get something that sounds like The Impossible Gentlemen.

The quartet of Gwilym Simcock on piano, Mike Walker on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass and Adam Nussbaum on drums bring four unique talent in a cross-Atlantic group. Simock and Walker are from the United Kingdom, with Swallow and Nussbaum from the United States.

The quartet sets things off in blistering fashion with “Laugh Lines.” A bit of fusion blended with contemporary jazz, the track features all four players. Piano and guitar are in unison for the high-speed melody. They’re complemented by the spirited play of bass and drums.

“You Won’t Be Around to See It” is another that captures that mixed-media spirit. The group employs several stop-time phrases. About a minute and a half into the song, things get quiet, and a soulful groove takes over, led by Walker. The intensity gradually picks up, with piano, bass and drums equally involved.

A few tracks are closer to pop-jazz or blues, but regardless, The Impossible Gentlemen work well, from the soloists to the entire ensemble. Cohesion and a sense of joy make for an hour’s worth of listening pleasure.