Underdog meets Sonny Rollins meets Mannix – come hear our jazz versions of TV and cartoon themes!
Ted Kooshian’s STANDARD ORBIT QUARTET performs Ted’s unique arrangements of influential music from his past (the 1960’s to now!) – including TV themes, cartoon themes, and pop tunes. They have been performing since 2006 – their first CD, "Ted Kooshian's Standard Orbit Quartet," was released to critical acclaim in February of 2008, and their second CD, "Underdog, And Other Stories...," was released in August of 2009, and is on two "top 10 jazz CD's of 2009" lists.
Ted Kooshian – piano/arrangements Jeff Lederer – saxophones, flute Dick Sarpola – bass Dave Silliman – drums
“The quality of musicianship is outstanding and the arrangements are fresh, inventive, and genius.” — Valerie Williams, Skope
“brims with vitality and affection...” — Don Williamson, Jazzreview.com “Kooshian has obviously found a winning formula with this band...” — Ken Dryden, Allmusic.com
“Hip, hip, hooray for musical insanity done right.” — Chris Spector, Midwest Record
“Kooshian’s vision is the same as Miles Davis or John Coltrane when they covered popular music of the 1950’ s or Broadway hits.” — Mark Corroto, AllAboutJazz.com
“Whimsical, deep, and solid! Everytime I play a track from Ted Kooshian’s ‘Clowns Will Be Arriving,’ the phones light up with excited listeners!” — Jerry Gordon, Serenade To A Cuckoo, WPRB Princeton