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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 ...


Sherisse Rogers's Project Uprising: Sleight of Hand

Read "Sleight of Hand" reviewed by Jack Bowers

After receiving for review a copy of Sherisse Rogers' debut album, Sleight of Hand, I remembered having seen her at the IAJE conference last January in Long Beach, CA, conducting “Chacagliatu,"? one of the selections from the album, which earned top honors for an emerging composer in the IAJE/ASCAP Commissions honoring Count Basie, in spite of ...