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The New York Standards Quartet: The New Straight Ahead

Read "The New Straight Ahead" reviewed by Edward Blanco

The New York Standards Quartet (NYSQ) delivers their fourth overall album and their first for the Whirlwind Recording label on The New Straight Ahead, where the band offers a repertoire of ten familiar songs presented with a new modern twist which, incidentally, has become the group's raison d'etre. Founded in 2006, NYSQ have focused their musical ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The New York Standards Quartet: The New Straight Ahead

Read "The New Straight Ahead" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

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. ...