New York Standards Quartet

New York Standards Quartet

 New York City, New York, USA

You've never heard Standards sound like this. You've also never heard original music seamlessly blended into a set of Standards like this. The standard songs create a frame of familiarity through which the group can balance fun and excitement with risk taking and daring exploration.


Pianist David Berkman, drummer, Gene Jackson, Saxophonist Tim Armacost, and bassist Yosuke Inoue make up the NYSQ. The band, assembled by Tenor Sax great Tim Armacost, came together in the fall of 2006. The New York based members cut their teeth in many of the top jazz groups in the world, and as a working unit have developed near telepathic relationships. Conceptually, the NYSQ strives to create its own language within the tradition of the great American Songbook.
The bond the group shares is further strengthened by a common love for Japanese culture, food, and language. The band has crisscrossed Japan five times already, in addition to completing two tours in the US, and one in Europe. The group made its first recording, "Live in Tokyo," while on tour in Japan. It was released by TMA Records in the spring of 2008. The second record, "The Shape of Change," will be out on Challenge Records in the winter of 20011.


Live in Tokyo
TMA Records TACD 010
Released June 1, 2008

The Shape of Change
Challenge Records
January 2011 release