3rd March 2016: Power of 10 by New York Standards Quartet makes DownBeat Magazines’ ‘Editor’s Pick’ list.

New York Standards Quartet and recent release Power of 10 appear on this months ‘Editor’s Pick’ feature in DownBeat Magazine.

An attractive mix of heady originals, refreshing contrefacts and smartly arranged standards-all united by the group’s shared affinity for muscular groove and searing, thoughtful melody.
DownBeat Editor’s Pick: (full feature)

new_york_standards_920_550shar-20_s_c1The album is their second release for Whirlwind and a tribute to their ten years of performing together.

Comprising David Berkman (piano), Tim Armacost (sax), Gene Jackson (drums) and Michael Janisch (bass), the hallmark of the group’s playing is an easy rapport with one another developed through ten years of playing together and interpreting jazz classics in a highly engaging and personal way.

They give the listener something familiar to grab on to, before throwing in the bends and quirks that NYSQ has become known for, creating modern shapes and visions of these well-known ​songs​.

 

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Here’s a full length version of Deep High Wide Sky from the album: