“Derke deserves to be considered among the best soprano saxophonists in jazz today” with "a wealth of ideas” and an “inherent artistry”, “De Rosa is a powerhouse virtuoso bassist”, pianist “Ortiz is a dynamic up-and-comer”, and drummer “McPherson establishes a fervidly driven rhythmic current” - JazzTimes

The NYJAZZ Quartet is a lesson in group interplay"
- Downbeat
"Superb" - Audiophile Audition
"Marvelous" - Jazz Weekly
"Fierce", "An extraordinarily ingenious machine"
- All About Jazz
"A foursome that creates Art, not just music...
Brilliant...Best Of for 2014" - FAME Review
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