Neha Patil

The New Standard (Jamie Saft album)

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Released  20 May 2014
Artist  Jamie Saft
Label  RareNoiseRecords
Producers  Jamie Saft, Bobby Previte
Length  58:02
Release date  20 May 2014
Genre  Jazz
Recorded  2014 at Potterville International Studios in New York
Similar  Black Shabbis, Borscht Belt Studies, Sovlanut, Trouble: The Jamie Saft Trio, Ragged Jack

The new standard trio jamie saft steve swallow bobby previte heineken jazzaldia 2015

The New Standard is an album by keyboardist Jamie Saft, bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Bobby Previte which was released on the RareNoise label in 2014.


Trek the new standard


In his review for Allmusic, Thom Jurek notes that "The New Standard delivers a series of memorable modern compositions based on older forms but doesn't revel in nostalgia or irony. It's obvious from the end result how much these three massively talented players love this music, and it's quite logical how in such an informal setting, they reveal just how much there is to be discovered and learned from in them". On All About Jazz, Glenn Astarita said "In sum, the trio projects a refreshing slant, partly due to the respective musicians' distinctive and stylistic musical personas, that seamlessly transforms into this memorable spin on the conventional piano trio format". Andy Boeckstaens in London Jazz News wrote "It is hard to believe that Saft, Swallow and Previte have not previously worked together as a unit. Much more downhome than Downtown, this CD – all first takes, by the way - is beautifully simple and simply beautiful". In JazzTimes Mike Shanley observed "Saft proves himself extremely capable in more conventional jazz settings on The New Standard. ...Things are loose, with themes taking a backseat to group interaction, and the feeling is contagious. Even when the tune is limited to three chords, Swallow keeps it fresh with some heavy walking. If Previte isn’t dropping bombs, he turns the beat into a boogaloo shuffle or a soul groove".

Track listing

All compositions by Jamie Saft except as indicated

  1. "Clarissa" - 4:07
  2. "Minor Soul" - 6:19
  3. "Step Lively" (Saft, Bobby Previte, Steve Swallow) - 6:50
  4. "Clearing" (Saft, Previte, Swallow) - 4:54
  5. "Trek" (Saft, Previte, Swallow) - 4:11
  6. "The New Standard" - 6:40
  7. "I See No Leader" - 5:40
  8. "Blue Shuffle" - 6:43
  9. "All Things to All People" (Saft, Previte, Swallow) - 6:11


  • Jamie Saft - piano, organ
  • Steve Swallow - bass
  • Bobby Previte - drums
  • Songs

    1ClarissaSteve Swallow - Bobby Previte4:08
    2Minor SoulSteve Swallow - Bobby Previte6:20
    3Step LivelySteve Swallow - Bobby Previte6:50


    The New Standard (Jamie Saft album) Wikipedia

    Similar Topics
    Black Shabbis
    Borscht Belt Studies
    Ragged Jack