Poul Elming, Tove Lønskov – Schumann, Grieg, Delius, Gade, Nielsen: Poul Elming Sings Hans Christian Andersen (KON 32338)

1. Märzveilchen Op. 40. No. 1 (Robert Schumann)2. Muttertraum Op. 40. Nr. 2 (Robert Schumann)3. Der Soldat Op. 40. Nr. 3 (Robert Schumann)4. Der Musikant Op. 40. Nr. 4 (Robert Schumann)5. Weihnachtlied Op. 79. Nr. 17 (Robert Schumann)6. To brune Øjne Op. 5. Nr. 1 (Edvard Grieg)7. Du fatter ej Bølgernes evige Gang Op. 5. Nr. 2 (Edvard Grieg)8. Jeg elsker dig Op. 5. Nr. 3 (Edvard Grieg)9. Min Tanke er et mægtigt Fjeld Op. 5. Nr. 4 (Edvard Grieg)10. Kierlighed Op. 15. Nr. 2 (Edvard Grieg)11. Langelandsk Folkemelodi Op. 15. Nr. 3 (Edvard Grieg)12. Vandring i Skoven Op. 18. Nr. 1 (Edvard Grieg)13. Hun er saa hvid Op. 18. … Continue reading

Hans Andersen – Nørholm: Piano Works 1955 – 2005 (KON 32336/37)

Denmark’s leading composer Ib Nørholm started his musical education at the age of nine with piano lessons and began to study organ at 15. It is with keyboard instruments that Nørholm developed and matured both as composer and performing artist (Nørholm received diploma as organist and has been the appointed organist at Copenhagen’s XXXX church for a number of years.) This 2-CD set of superbly performed piano works traces Nørholm’s footsteps in the past 50 years and illustrates the exceptional career of a great contemporary composer. 1. A Discourse In Time Op. 84 (Ib Nørholm)1. Suite for Klaver: I Allegro sciolto e moderato (Ib Nørholm)2. Suite for Klaver: II Melodia. … Continue reading

Tom Guarna – Out From The Underground (SCCD 31607)

“ There can be no doubt that Tom Guarna and his three dedicated colleagues make their mark with an hour of fluent and adventurous music, confirming that besides being an exceptional guitarist, the leader is also a composer and arranger of genuine ability …” (from the liner notes by Mark Gardner) 1. Old Lady (Tom Guarna)2. Reunion (Tom Guarna)3. Out From The Underground (Tom Guarna)4. If We Meet Again (Tom Guarna)5. I Can Hear Your Eyes (Tom Guarna)6. Two If By Sea (Tom Guarna)7. C's Blues (Tom Guarna)8. I Remember (Tom Guarna) UPC/EAN: 716043160723 … Continue reading

Jed Levy – Gateway (SCCD 31606)

When reviewing Levy’s previous release SCCD 31579 “ Mood Ellington”, BBC Music Magazine’s Richard Cook wrote, “… Levy offers one of the richest tenor sounds in contemporary jaz z…” 1. Life Of Riley (Jed Levy)2. Irony (Jed Levy)3. Gateway (Jed Levy)4. Lost April (Newman/Spencer/DeLange)5. Positivity (Jed Levy)6. Chorale (Jed Levy)7. How Am I To Know (Jack King)8. Afterthought Blues (Jed Levy)9. Carillon (Jed Levy) UPC/EAN: 716043160624 … Continue reading

Andy LaVerne – Time To Dream (SCCD 31605)

On this his latest solo recording the composer/performer Andy LaVerne states, “ This CD, as a personal statement, is one of the most important I have made since I began recording for SteepleChase 30 years ago. It demonstrates and documents how my writing has evolved over the years .” 1. Ellipsis (Andy LaVerne)2. Truth Be Told (Andy LaVerne)3. Hard Finish (Andy LaVerne)4. Face Value (Andy LaVerne)5. After The Fact (Andy LaVerne)6. Guaranteed Overnight Delivery (Andy LaVerne)7. Wireless Caller (Andy LaVerne)8. Ground Lifter (Andy LaVerne)9. Start To Finish (Andy LaVerne)10. Time To Dream (Andy LaVerne)11. Duplicity (Andy LaVerne)12. A Year From Yesterday (Andy LaVerne)13. Jazz Country (Andy LaVerne)14. Fair And Balanced … Continue reading

Loren Stillman – Trio Alto Volume One (SCCD 31604)

One year after his impressive SteepleChase leadership debut of 2005 (SCCD 31586 “Brothers’ Breakfast”) young altoist Loren Stillman came back to studio with veterans Steve LaSpina and Jeff Hirschfield to launch his trio series with his usual ease and confidence. 1. Long Ago And Far Away (Jerome Kern)2. Turn Out The Stars (Bill Barron)3. Red Cross (Charlie Parker)4. The State Of The World (Loren Stillman)5. All The Things You Are (Jerome Kern)6. Time Remembered (Bill Barron)7. What Is This Thing Called Love (Cole Porter)8. Body And Soul (John Coltrane)9. The Touch Of Your Lips (Ray Noble) UPC/EAN: 716043160426 … Continue reading

Kim Bock – Secrets (SCCD 31603)

This SteepleChase leadership debut showcases tenor saxophonist Kim Bock’s enormous talent. He has established himself in New York jazz scene since 2000 after completing his studies in Boston and Florida. Kim Bock has been featured in Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau Band. 1. Secrets (Kim Bock)2. 65 Miles (Kim Bock)3. Pink (Kim Bock)4. Cat In A Box (Kim Bock)5. One Out Of Nine (Kim Bock)6. I Never Knew (Kim Bock)7. Pivot Points (Kim Bock)8. Sepone (Kim Bock) UPC/EAN: 716043160327 … Continue reading

Vincent Gardner, Danny Kirkham, Andre Hayward – Jam Session Vol. 20 (SCCD 31602)

On previous SteepleChase Jam Session series, CD Review’s Rick Finlay wrote, “… SteepleChase’s series of jam sessions drawing together the cream of the contemporary jazz world makes a refreshing change these days. ….highly recommended .” 1. K. D.'s Motion (Kenny Dorham)2. Fried Bananas (Dexter Gordon)3. Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael)4. You Don't Know What Love Is (DePaul/Raye)5. Starcrossed Lover (Duke Ellington)6. Seven Steps To Heaven (Victor Feldman)7. Voyage (Kenny Barron) UPC/EAN: 716043160228 … Continue reading

Rick Margitza, Joshua Douglas Smith, Rich Perry – Jam Session Vol. 19 (SCCD 31601)

SteepleChase´ on-going jam session series is recognized by critics and public as a dynamic reflection of contemporary jazz scene. 1. Tenor Madness (Sonny Rollins)2. Without A Song (Youmans/Rose/Eliscu)3. The Nearness Of You (Hoagy Carmichael)4. In A Sentimental Mood (Duke Ellington)5. Nancy With The Laughing Face (Jimmy Van Heusen)6. So Long Ago (Andy LaVerne)7. Cool-De-La (Andy LaVerne)8. Take The Coltrane (Duke Ellington) UPC/EAN: 716043160129 … Continue reading

Rich Perry – At The Kitano 1 (SCCD 31600)

SteepleChase is proud to present the frist volume of quintessential Rich Perry Quartet live from New York’s newest and hottest jazz venue The Kitano Hotel on Park Avenue. 1. In Your Own Sweet Way (Dave Brubeck)2. You And The Night And The Music (Schwartz/Dietz)3. I Thought About You (Jimmy Van Heusen)4. Just Friends (Klenner/Lewis)5. Billie's Bounce (Charlie Parker)6. I'll Remember April (DePaul/Raye) UPC/EAN: 716043160020 … Continue reading