Arch Stanton Quartet
Roger Noyes (guitar)
Terry Gordon (trumpet)
Chris Macchia (bass)
Jim Ketterer (drums)
The Arch Stanton Quartet, based in upstate New York, is putting a new spin on bop and post-bop jazz, with angular funk and Latin grooves, expansive improvisation, and inventive original tunes steeped in the traditions of Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard, Charles Mingus and John Scofield.
They were voted Best Local Jazz Band by Metroland readers in March 2013, after a number of successful live dates and the release of their initial CD, “Along for the Ride” in November 2012 on WEPA Records. Blues for Soli was released in 2014 following the band's successful US State Department tour of Egypt and appearance at the Cairo Jazz Festival. They have also payed at the Albany Riverside Jazz Festival and the Bridge Jazz Festival at the Massry Center, opening for Ellis Marsalis.
Writes reviewer Nick Mondello on CD Baby: "Recorded live, this pianoless group offers up a magnificent seven originals and one classic cover. A highly eclectic CD, the material ranges from straight-ahead harder bop ('Along for the Ride') to more cerebral Monk-flavored rock-tinged fare ('Modest Sleuthing'). 'Della Royale' struts a Cajun-flavor and 'Flying Gurnard' exhibits freer expressive tonalities on which the group shines brilliantly. 'Compared to What' (not the Les McCann-Eddie Harris classic) pounds a heavy beat and 'Estate' ('Summer') is a beautiful rendition that sends it all home."