Burak Bedikyan – Circle of Life (SCCD 33109)

SCCD 33109 Burak Bedikyan Quartet “Circle of Life” Burak Bedikyan is a burgeoning jazz pianist/composer from Turkey, one unlikely jazz country in spite of the nation’s historical and cultural heritage which is close to the Western world. Classically trained Bedikyan was introduced to jazz though workshop in modern theory conducted by Aydin Esen, a widely respected Turkish jazz pianist and composer in 1996. Since then Bedikyan has thrived in jazz and here his development culminates in this debut album in collaboration with three supburb American jazz artists: Chris Potter (sax), Peter Washington (bass) and Bill Stewart (drums). “….his music sits at the gateway of East and West, opening a window … Continue reading

Rotem Sivan – Enchanted Sun (SCCD 33108)

SCCD 33108 Rotem Sivan Trio ”Enchanted Sun” Israeli-born guitarist Rotem Sivan, who is a strong new voice on the NY jazz scene, makes his CD debut on SteepleChase Lookout. Rotem is a recipient of Montreux Jazz Festival International Competition prize in 2009. While completing his studies at Tel Aviv University and NY’s New School University Rotem has already been a much sought-after young player in the international festivals and concerts circuit. 1. Here With You (Rotem Sivan)2. There Without (Rotem Sivan)3. Rodent's Blues (Rotem Sivan)4. Isn't It Romantic (Rotem Sivan)5. Scene #5 (Rotem Sivan)6. How Long Has This Been Going On? (George Gershwin)7. Keep Breathing (Rotem Sivan)8. Enchanted Sun (Rotem … Continue reading

Joe Manis – North by Northwest (SCCD 33107)

SCCD 33107 Joe Manis Trio”North By Northwest” SteepleChase’s new recording artist Joe Manis (saxophone) has originally established himself in Northwest – Oregon, though his active performing career reaches East Coast of USA and European cities as well. Manis’ SteepleChase debut album features pianist/organist George Colligan who currently resides in Portland, Oregon. Manis finds in this organ trio the ideal stage to displays his intense yet sophisticated music. Manis is the recipient of 2013 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship. 1. Suspect (Joe Manis)2. Pennies From Heaven (Arthur Johnston)3. I Can't Get Started (Vernon Duke)4. Cheek To Cheek (Irving Berlin)5. Final (Joe Manis)6. How High The Moon (Morgan Lewis / Nancy … Continue reading