Category Archives: Quotes

“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

“Ted Kooshian’s Standard Orbit Quartet is out of this world!” — Ken Dryden,

“Ear opening contemporary jazz that doesn’t let you down” — Chris Spector, Midwest Record

“Ted Kooshian’s Standard Orbit Quartet is a blast from the past conjuring up old but great memories of familiar songs given new and exciting jazzy arrangements that make this album a pleasure to hear often” — Edward Blanco, ejazznews

“…serious musicianship with a tongue in cheek approach – Great Music!” — Christopher Lams, Jazz Improv Magazine

“…Standard Orbit Quartet is an enjoyable listen, full of memorable performances and inspired arrangements.” — John Barron,

“… intriguing rhythms and propulsive interplay … killer basslines and harmonies, too” — Forrest Dylan Bryant, Jazz Times

One of 2009’s “Top Ten Jazz CD’s”
        ~ Ken Dryden (
        ~ Owen Cordle (News and Observer)

“The quality of musicianship is outstanding and the arrangements are fresh, inventive, and genius.” — Valerie Williams, Skope

“brims with vitality and affection…” — Don Williamson,

“Kooshian has obviously found a winning formula with this band…”
        — Ken Dryden,

“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,

“Ted’s solos are swinging throughout the entire CD… incredibly fun CD by five virtuosos who are creative and experienced enough to play their hearts out while at the same time never taking themselves too seriously…” — Ed Palermo, on

“Enjoy the creative levity here, and the wonderful playing.”
        — Ken Franckling, Jazz Notes