Les Ingenues jazz quartet came together as a collaboration of four, very different musicians. This newest album--standard edge--is the group's third and reflects the inspiration: 'given a musical choice, make it an edgy one.' Lisa Broderick plays on tenor sax ..... Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Lisa Broderick began playing saxophone at the age of 6. She played intermittently throughout high school until attending and graduating from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. After earning her Masters in Business from Duke University Fuqua School, she worked in business for15 years. Lisa recently began performing again after a many-year absence. Lisa is a melodic performer who yearns to sing through her instrument. She and Roy Assaf recently played together in May, 2005 with the Wes Anderson Trio at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola located at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Roy Assaf returns on piano. Roy is a native of Tel Aviv who began his formal classical training at the Tel Aviv Conservatory at the age of 8. He moved to New York in 2006 to study at The Manhattan School of Music. A pianist with dazzling technique and a composer who expertly weaves jazz harmonies, Roy was named the ASCAP Foundation's Young Jazz Composer in 2008. He made his New York Blue Note debut with the Dizzy Gillespie All Star Big Band in 2007, followed by a European tour consisting of 13 cities. Roy is currently also part of the John Lee Quartet, Charlie Christenson Quartet, Alex Terrier Quartet, Chris Dempsey Quartet and Roy Assaf & Eddy Khaimovich Project. Linda Oh returns on bass. Linda began playing piano at four, then classical bassoon in high-school. At fifteen, Linda began playing the electric bass and in 2002 she was accepted into the jazz program at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and started taking lessons on double-bass. Linda was one of six chosen to compete for the prestigious James Morrison Scholarship in 2003. In 2004 Linda was the winner of the IAJE Sisters in Jazz collegiate competition where she was one of five females selected to form a quintet and perform at the IAJE Convention in Manhattan. Nick Falk returns on drums. Nick Falk is from Portland, Maine and graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in performance. He has studied with Bob Gulloti, Jamey Haddad, Dave Samuels, Ian Froman, and Hal Crook. He has performed with George Garzone, Hal Crook, John Lockwood, Frank Tiberi, Vardan Ovespian, Eli Digibri, and has performed all over the world, including Equador, Japan, Korea, and Portugal. He has also performed in venues such as the Blue Note New York and at the Monterey Jazz Festival in California. This album is dedicated to tenor player, Red Hornstrom. 'A few years ago while sitting in the audience at a master class, I marveled at the ease with which an 85-year old a tenor player, perched on a stool in a small studio in Manhattan, could both control and blow freely on his instrument. Years later, this album is dedicated to that tenor player, Harold "Red" Hornstrom. In the years after WWI and long before rock 'n roll, America enjoyed live music performed by bands also known as "city bands". These mostly big bands played in and for those lucky enough to be near such cities as New York, Chicago and Kansas City. Back then, players like Red Hornstrom traveled among cities for the work and a chance to play-reuniting with musicians they had known from prior cities. Often uncelebrated, these players moved on and became teachers, insurance agents and other professionals after the era died in the late fifties. But their mark will never be forgotten by the legions of students who benefitted from their often tireless attention to young musicians-instructing without the aid of books and elaborate materials-teaching, "from lip to ear''. - Lisa Broderick.