New York Standard
By Andre Archimbaud
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I am your host, Andre Archimbaud. I am a musical omnivore. There is very little music I do not like. That said, I think the greatest contribution to humanity that America has made is the pop music from the 1920s through early 1960s. It’s as if that era is the Rosetta Stone for all of pop culture. You see, music – sound, really – came long before the frozen or moving image. So, it only makes sense that music would move us as a nation before photography, film or video would even come into the proverbial picture. Whether it’s Fletcher Henderson, Charles Mingus or John Coltrane, this is the music of yesterday, today and tomorrow. It does withstand the test of time. Look for weekly inclusions of Nat Cole &amp;amp; Johnny Hartman, too.
||CleanEpisode 198 – Christmas Shorty||I’ve had a mad, mad holiday season this year & very nearly was unable to get this show in, but decided to make sure to do so. So, I give you the 6th Annual Christmas special from New York Standard! If you dig the artists below,||12/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 197 – Standard Standards||This week’s show is a mostly uptempo affair & closes with 3 live recordings from Newport Jazz Festival in the 1950s & 60s. I think you’ll enjoy this one if you dig true jazz. Art Blakey Art Tatum Bix Beiderbecke Chick Webb Big Joe Turner Bessie Smit||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 196 – Gotta Have Hart||This week’s show is a mostly uptempo jazz show, but I finish it off with a tribute to Grant Hart & Hüsker Dü. Fletcher Henderson Coleman Hawkins Count Basie Jimmy Rushing with Dave Brubeck Count Basie with Joe Williams Édith Piaf Ella Fitzgerald T||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 195 – Some Beeps & Some Bops||This week’s show is an uptempo affair of swingin’ & singin’! You’ll also hear one or two beautiful ballads! Enjoy! Mel Tormé Johnny Hartman Billy Eckstine Count Basie & Jimmy Rushing Dave Brubeck & Jimmy Rushing Dinah Washington Nat “King||8/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 194 – Dazzling Dames, Some Duke & Some Dudes||This week’s show is unique. It’s mostly quiet…and pensive, as am I today. But, it also rocks & rolls with emotion. There’s even some Velvet Underground! Enjoy! Abbey Lincoln Dinah Washington Dinah Shore The Velvet Underground Duke Ellington||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 193 – Traditional & Tribute||This week’s show is a return to form with some new music to this show on the end. You’ll hear the traditional NYS canon, but also a good few tunes involving David Rosser – recently departed guitarist for The Afghan Whigs,||7/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 192 – Ups & Downs||This week’s show is special. The first half is standard-issue. Jazz. As it should be. The second half is dedicated to the music of Chris Cornell. As I wish it shouldn’t be. Thank you for the music, man.||5/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 191 – Ella & Ellington||This week’s show is dedicated to both Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington, as they both would’ve had birthdays last week. Ella would’ve been 100 & Duke would’ve been 117! This is by no means an exhaustive review of their works. But,||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 190 – First Half of The Trane||This week’s show is a tribute to Trane – John Coltrane. Trane died 50 years ago this year & there’s a new documentary about the man that I saw with two friends last weekend. That screening inspired this show.||4/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 189 – No Foolin’||This week’s show is a tip of the cap to April & its attendant showers which should be some flowers in due course. There’s also a Basie block near the end that I think you’d dig. Enjoy! The Nat King Cole Trio Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Colem||4/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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Andre's selection of music, his vast knowledge of same and melodic voice makes NYstandard a must listen and download.