5th July 2017: NYSQ Japan tour dates, brand new album trailer + WBGO Feature & ★★★★​ review from All About Jazz

The new release from NYSQ Sleight of Hand builds on their catalog of five previous album recordings (most recently, The New Straight Ahead and Power of 10, on Whirlwind) as saxophonist Tim Armacost, pianist David Berkman and drummer Gene Jackson welcome double bassist Daiki Yasukagawa back into the fold.

Check out Nate Chinen’s ‘Take Five’ (WBGO Radio), featuring ‘Soul Eyes’: Here




Here are the latest press highlights:

“NYSQ approach these timeless classics plus the one original, with flair and vigour, breathing new life into them.”
★★★★​ ​All About Jazz​ (full review)

“A 9 carat gem… Armacost plays with a fluency that matches any of his historically better known predecessors… Can’t recommend this too highly!”
Bebop Spoken Here (full review)

“This record delivers exactly what you’d expect from a band titled ‘The New York Standards Quartet’, fully living up to the weighty  expectations implicit in the title.”
Jazz Views (full review)

“Jump in with both ears and this music will make you smile nice and wide!”
Step Tempest (full review)

“From the start, the quartet’s resourcefulness and depth of connection to these tunes are evident.”
Jay Harvey Upstage (Blog)(full review)

“A masterful and eclectic album from the dream team that is NYSQ.”
Radio REC France




13th – RAG, Kyoto
14th – Azul, Osake
15th –  JB-5, Kobe
16th – Cafe Soho, Okayama
20th – Bird, Hiroshima
22nd – Seagaia Jazz Festival, Miyazaki
23rd – Doji House, Suzuka
28th – Body and Soul, Tokyo
29th – NHK Radio Broadcas,t Tokyo
30th – Yumeya, Gunma