As if his name left any doubt, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen is Danish. As if his playing left any doubt, he is one of the world's virtuoso double bassists. Put those two incontestable facts together and you have this album, a collection of Danish music for virtuoso bassist. Well, not quite all Danish; the CD opens and closes with NHØP's unbelieveable performances of Paganini's "Perpetual Motion," a piece many violinists cannot master, certaily not at NHØP's tempo. In between, Pedersen explores traditional Danish songs, a Danskized version of "Auld Lang Syne," and two intriguing compositions of his own. He is accompanied by two of his country's most prominent musicians, pianist Ole Kock Hansen and drummer Lennart Gruvstedt and–for a nursery song–his daughters. This album is a delight.