Recent Articles

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The New York Standards Quartet: The New Straight Ahead

Read "The New Straight Ahead" reviewed by

The New York Standards Quartet (aka the NYSQ) formed around 2006, its members sharing a love of standards played with a contemporary edge. This, the band's fourth album, is called The New Straight Ahead. As band name and album title suggest, this is a collection of straight-ahead standards, given new arrangements and “redesigns" by the quartet. Re-inventing the standards can be fraught with difficulties--these tunes are, after all, much loved in their original or classic incarnations. Changing tempos or altering time signatures can also impact on the emotional qualities of a tune. The NYSQ is inventive enough to ...



Weekly Giveaways

Roscoe Mitchell

Roscoe Mitchell

About | Enter

Peter Lerner

Peter Lerner

About | Enter

Jamie Saft

Jamie Saft

About | Enter

Sun Trio

Sun Trio

About | Enter

Sponsor: Nonesuch Records

Community Members

Join our growing community of
writers, musicians, visual artists and advocates.

Jack Bowers

Contributor

Jack Bowers Senior Contributor
Joze Pozrl

Visual artist

Joze Pozrl Photographer

Join Us Today!