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NYSQ: Sleight Of Hand

Read "Sleight Of Hand" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Acronymically if not quite stylistically taking its cue from the Modern Jazz Quartet, the New York Standards Quartet delivers the goods in a respectful and often driving manner as evidenced by the opener, Mal Waldron's ballad “Soul Eyes" which is given an allegro makeover.Instantly recognisable as a Monk tune, “Ask Me Now" bears the characteristic TM trademark rhythmically choppy irregularity and irresistible charm. Following a loyal and Coltrane-esque reading of Duke Ellington's “In A Sentimental Mood," the only ...


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