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d4fc3be26a03a6c7bc582fc7f718f287SELECTED REVIEWS OF NYSQ’S “SLEIGHT OF HAND,” RELEASED JUNE 2, 2017 ON WHIRLWIND RECORDINGS

Downbeat Editor’s Pick (Brian Zimmerman) July 2017
“New York Standards Quartet: Sleight of Hand” (review) Jazz N’More Magazine, Switzerland December 2017
“5 stars: (review) German website December 2017
“New York Standards Quartet: Sleight of Hand” (review) JazzViews.com 2017
“Take Five: Music from Kate Gentile, Joe Lovano/Dave Liebman, Aruan Ortiz, NYSQ and Jen Shyu” WBGO Nate Chinen, June 19, 2017
“4 Stars, NYSQ: Sleight of Hand” Roger Farbey, All About Jazz May 8, 2017
“4 Stars, NYSQ: Sleight of Hand,” Bringing back that old bop magic” Cormac Larkin, The Irish Times July 20, 2017
“NYSQ: Sleight of Hand” Ron Weinstock, In a Blue Mood (blog) June 16, 2017
“CD Review: NYSQ: Sleight of Hand” Lance Liddel, Bebop Spoken Here (blog) May 25, 2017
“CD Review: ‘Straight-ahead’ jazz is capable of a fresh approach to the well known past” Jay Harvey Upstage (blog) June 14, 2017
“New York Standards Quartet: Sleight of Hand” Tom Mooney, The Rest is Jazz.com May 8, 2017 (scroll down)
“New York Standards Quartet: Sleight of Hand” George W. Harris, JazzWeekly.com August 3, 2017
“NYSQ Sets, Upsets and Resets Standards” Richard Kamins, Step Tempest.com June 13, 2017
“New York Standards Quartet: Sleight of Hand” the Republic of Jazz (scroll down)

SELECTED REVIEWS OF NYSQ’S “POWER OF 10” ON WHIRLWIND RECORDINGS RELEASED AUGUST 2015

“4 Stars” Nigel Jarrett Jazz Journal UK March 2016
“4 Stars” Tim Stenhouse UK VIBE December 15 2015
“4 Stars” All About Jazz.com/Italy October 4, 2016 Maurizio Zerbo
“NYSQ: Power of 10 review” Thomas Conrad, Jazz Times Editor’s pick, May 12, 2016
“Catching up with David Berkman (CD reviews)” (Power of 10 and Old Friends and New Friends) Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen April 28, 2016
“NYSQ: Power of 10 review—old jazz remade with verve” (John Fordham, the Guardian) December 3, 2015
“The New York Standards Quartet celebrates 10 years of Touring and Recording with a new CD” Jazzcorner.com January 20, 2016
“The New York Standards Quartet: Power of 10 (review)” Rob Adams, the Herald Scotland February 4, 2016
“The New York Standards Quartet: Power of 10 (review)” (Mike Collins, the London Jazz News) January 31, 2016
New York Standards Quartet: Power of 10 (review) (Jazz Tokyo) June 1, 2016
“NYSQ: Power of 10” (review) Jazz Weekly George W. Harris April 11, 2016
NYSQ: Power of 10, Bright and Resourceful Playing (Dave Gelly, the Guardian) December 13, 2016

SELECTED REVIEWS OF DAVID BERKMAN’S “OLD FRIENDS AND NEW FRIENDS” RELEASED MAY 5, 2015 ON PALMETTO RECORDS

“Pianist back on the farm + the producer steps up” Richard Kamins, Step Tempest, May 4, 2015
“David Berkman, Old Friends and New Friends” Thomas Conrad, Jazz Times Editor’s Pick May 2015
“David Berkman, Old Friends and New Friends” Mark Keresman, Keresman on disc, May 2015
“Halfway through the year, my favourite jazz CDs so far” Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen July 1, 2015
“Catching up with David Berkman (CD reviews)” (Power of 10 and Old Friends and New Friends) Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen April 28, 2016
“3 ½ stars, David Berkman, Old Friends and New Friends” David Kunian, Downbeat August, 2015
“Listening Post, Brief Reviews of select releases/Jazz” BuffaloNews.com May 10, 2015
“David Berkman, Old Friends and New Friends” All About Jazz.com Dan Bilawsky April 26, 2015
“David Berkman, Old Friends and New Friends” Mike Greenblatt, Classicalite August 4, 2015
“4 stars, David Berkman, Old Friends and New Friends” Cormac Larkin, The Irish Times May 8, 2015
“Pianist DAVID BERKMAN brings together OLD AND NEW FRIENDS on new CD” Jazz Chill (blog) May 14, 2015
“David Berkman, Old Friends and New Friends” Elfio Nicolosi, Tracce di Jazz Magazine, June 13, 2015
“David Berkman, Old Friends and New Friends” George W. Harris, JazzWeekly.com July 16, 2015
“David Berkman, Old Friends and New Friends” Chris Spector, Midwest Record, April 20

SELECTED REVIEWS OF NYSQ’S “THE NEW STRAIGHT-AHEAD” ON WHIRLWIND RECORDINGS RELEASED JUNE 2014

“4 Stars, New York Standards Quartet: The New Straight Ahead” John Fordham, the Guardian July 24, 2014
“3½ stars” All about Jazz.com July 14, 2014
“4 Stars, New York Standards Quartet: The New Straight Ahead” (review) Tim Stenhouse, UK Vibe October 3, 2014
“4 Stars, New York Standards Quartet: The New Straight Ahead” Edward Blanco, All About Jazz.com October 20, 2014
“New York Standards Quartet: The New Straight Ahead” Adrian Palant, ap-reviews.com August 16, 2014
“The New Straight Ahead NYSQ (New York Standards Quartet) Mark S. Tucker Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange 2014
“NYSQ’s New Straight Ahead reaches jazz and non-jazz listeners” Carol Banks Weber, axs.com June 9, 2015
“New York Standards Quartet: The New Straight Ahead” Robert Ratajczak, longplayrecenzje.blox.pl (Polish Jazz blog) 2014
“5 stars, NYSQ: The New Straight Ahead” Gab, The Republic of Jazz (Spanish website) (scroll down) November 30, 2014

SELECTED REVIEWS OF “DAVID BERKMAN:LIVE AT SMALLS” ON SMALLS LIVE RECORDINGS RELEASED NOVEMBER, 2013

“4 ½ stars for performance (4 stars for sound quality) David Berkman: Live at Smalls” Bill Milkowski, The Absolute Sound.com May 4, 2014
“David Berkman: Live at Smalls” Brad Farberman, Jazz Times, December 17, 2014

SELECTED REVIEWS OF “LAURA MACDONALD, DAVID BERKMAN:DUETS” ON NIRO RECORDS RELEASED NOVEMBER, 2014

“Laura MacDonald/David Berkman: Duets” Nick Lea, Jazz Views.com December 2014
“Jazz Aces are together again for romantic duets” Rob Adams, The Herald Scotland November 10, 2014
“News and Reviews” Rob Adams, Jazz in Europe mfmmedia.com November 6 2014

SELECTED REVIEWS OF “SELF-PORTRAIT”, SOLO PIANO, RELEASED JANUARY, 2011 ON RED PIANO RECORDS

“Simplicity in Jazz Standards, Metal, Postpunk and R and B” by Ben Ratliff, Sunday New York, February 19, 2011
“David Berkman, Self-Portrait,” by Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes, June 20, 2012
“David Berkman, Self-Portrait Review” by Alec Bermiss the Perpetual Post, February 29, 2012
“Self-Portrait, David Berkman” by Angelo Leonardi, All About Jazz (Italy) July 13, 2012
“Quiet Piano Times: David Berkman and Larry Goldings”, A Jazz Listener’s Thoughts, May 23, 2012

SELECTED REVIEWS OF UNSTANDARD, NYSQ, RELEASED JUNE , 2011 ON CHALLENGE RECORDS

“CD Review: New York Standards Quartet: UnStandard” Jazzmuzic.com, September 14, 2011
“CD Review: New York Standards Quartet: UnStandard” by Mark Keresman, Jazz Inside Magazine, November, 2011
“There are Standard Standards and Then There are Unstandard Standards,” by Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen, September 26, 2011
“Album Review: UnStandard” by the New York Standards Quartet, 4 stars” by James Hall, About.com
“New York Standards Quartet: Unstandard,” by Larry Taylor, All About Jazz.com December 12, 2011
“New York Standards Quartet: Unstandard,” by Ric Bang, Jazz Scan, October 14, 2011
“New York Standards Quartet: Unstandard,” by Philip Marjorins, Popmatters.com February 8, 2012
New York Standards Quartet Promo Video for performance at the Kitano Hotel, Decem 9 and 10, 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tdOQQmuQoY
“New York Standards Quartet” by Steven Moore, Jazzwrap.com August 1, 2011

SELECTED REVIEWS FOR DAVID BERKMAN QUARTET:LIVE AT SMOKE RELEASED JULY 2009 ON CHALLENGE RECORDS

“Critic’s Choice: David Berkman Quartet,” by Ben Ratliff, New York Times, July 12, 2009
“David Berkman Quartet: Live at Smoke,” 100GreatestJazzAlbums.blogspot.com
“David Berkman Quartet: Live at Smoke,” by Jordan Richardson, blogcritics.org, September 3, 2009
“David Berkman Quartet: Live at Smoke,” by Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes, October 2009
“Live at Smoke—David Berkman Quartet,” by Richard Kamins, Hartford Courant Online, July 29, 2009
“Live at Smoke, David Berkman Quartet,” by Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide
“Live at Smoke, David Berkman Quartet,” by George Fendel and Kyle O’Brien, Jazz Society of Oregon, August 2009
“David Berkman Quartet: Live at Smoke,” Finders_records.org, August 7, 2009
“Live at Smoke by David Berkman Quartet,” by Tim Madison, jazzreview.com, March 24, 2010
“CD Review: Dave Berkman Quartet—Live at Smoke,” by Delarue, wordpress.com, September 5, 2009
“David Berkman Quartet—Live at Smoke,” by S. Victor Aaron, somethingelsereviews, August 7, 2009
“David Berkman Quartet—Live at Smoke,” by Rene de Hilster, Jazzpodium, June 9, 2009 (Dutch)
“David Berkman Quartet—Live at Smoke,” by Chris Joris, Jazzmozaik, August, 2009 (Dutch)

SELECTED REVIEWS OF LIVE PERFORMANCES 2009-2012

“John Fordham’s Month in Jazz” 4 stars (U.K.), The Guardian Music Blog, April 28, 2012
“New York Standards, Colston Hall, Bristol,” (U.K.) by John Fordham , The Guardian April 15, 2012
“The New York Standards Quartet, Colston Hall 2, Wednesday, April 11, 2012.” (U.K.) Jazzyblogman, April 12, 2012
“Festival News, Oxford Jazz Festival” (U.K.) March 17, 2012
“Congratulations to Seven Jazz in Chapel Allerton” (Leeds, U.K.) April 25, 2012
“Jazz Listings, New York Times,” Nate Chinen Feb 23, 2012
“A Night with the New York Standards Quartet”, by Amanda Click, Digitel Charleston, February 2, 2012
“David Berkman Trio: live review”, Byas’d Opinion, blog, January 21, 2012
“David Berkman Trio, Jazz Bar, Edinburgh: 4 stars” by Rob Adams, Herald Scotland, January 20 2012
“Bob, Brian and (David) Berkman”, Richard Kamins, Steptempest, July 31, 2011
“David Berkman Quintet,” by Jim Macnie, thevillagevoice.com, February 12, 2011
“David Berkman Quintet,” by Jim Macnie, thevillagevoice.com, February 22, 2011
“Interview” by Ludwig Van Tricht, Cadence Magazine, Oct-Dec, 2010
“Scots Jazzmen Enjoy Transatlantic Connections,” by Rob Adams, July 29, 2010
“Critic’s Pick: David Berkman Quintet with Chris Potter”, Time Out New York, February 26, 2011
“Timeless Jazz with David Berkman at Smalls” NewYorkNearsay.com, September 1, 2010
“David Berkman solo piano: a Local Jazz Treasure Stands Alone” by Joy Hanson, beaconpass.com May 5, 2011
“The David Berkman Interview,” Jazztruth: the George Colligan Blog, May 4, 2011.
“Jazz Listings for May 6-12” Nate Chinen, New York Times, May 5, 2011
“Critic’s Pick: David Berkman Trio”, Time Out New York, March 28, 2011
“David Berkman Trio,” by Jim Macnie, thevillagevoice.com, September 2, 2009

REVIEWS OF RECENT PERFORMANCES

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mnartists.org | Piano Life
Step Tempest: Bob, Brian and (David) Berkman
Folk, jazz, etc: Let the good times rollScotsman
David Berkman Trio, Jazz Bar, Edinburgh | Herald Scotland
David Berkman Trio: live review « Byas’d Opinion
Jazz Listings for Feb. 24-March 1 – New York Times
David Berkman Jazz Quintet plays captivating songs :: The Winonan

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ADDITIONAL REVIEWS OF NYSQ LIVE AND ON RECORDINGS

TheDigitel
AboutMyArea
Jazz Music: CD: Review – New York Standards Quartet: “Unstandard.”
Ottawa Citizen (blog)
Review: New York Standards Quartet @OxJazz

John Fordham’s Month in Jazz April – guardian.co.uk
Review: New York Standards Quartet at Oxford Jazz Festival
New York Standards Quartet, Colston Hall 2, Wednesday 11th April
New York Standards Quartet at Southport Melodic Jazz Sunday April 22nd 2012

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