David Berkman: Anecdotes
I'm playing with a collaborative band called the New York Standards Quartet that just released its second CD, this one on Challenge Records. That band features Tim Armacost
on sax and flute, Gene Jackson
on drums, and Yosuke Inoue on bass. All the music is based on standards, but the writing is sometimes fairly extreme. We do arrangements based on standards and compositions that are in some way drawn from a particular standard. That band is doing some touring in the US next spring as well as tours in Japan and Spain.
And whatever else comes up. I've been playing with some great players and we're all looking around to see what happens next. I'm cautiously optimistic...