Yvonnick Prené – Jour de Fête (SCCD 33106)

SCCD 33106 Yvonnick Prené ”Jour de Fête” Yvonnick Prené, French-born, New York-based, young (29) virtuoso on the chromatic harmonica presents his much-awaited CD debut on SteepleChase LookOut. While still studying at City College of New York and New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Yvonnick was already establishing himself as a highly acclaimed artist performing in USA and Europe. “…. we find a young phenom determine to take the harmonica to a new sense of melodic intensity, dynamic tension and improvisational techniques missing from the instrument on a consistent basis for years…Jour de Fête is a happy record, brimming with an effervescent quality that accentuates the sublime artistic gift of … Continue reading

JP Schlegelmilch – Throughout (SCCD 33105)

SCCD 33105 JP Schlegelmilch “Throughout – The Music of Bill Frisell” Pianist/accordionist/composer JP Schlegelmilch is the featured member of Old Time Musketry which has just made its CD debut on SteepleChase LookOut (“Different Times” SCCD 33101). Jon Ross of Downbeat bestowed four stars on the album speaking highly of Schlegelmilch’s compositional skills. On this his solo debut JP explores the musical universe of the iconic composer/guitarist Bill Frisell with whom JP shares the evocative edge in contemporary American music. . Child at Heart/Beautiful E (Bill Frisell). Deep Dead Blue (Bill Frisell). Hangdog (Bill Frisell). Jimmy Carter Pt. 2 (Bill Frisell). Monica Jane (Bill Frisell). Rag (Bill Frisell). Resistor (Bill Frisell). … Continue reading