Samo Salamon – 2Alto (SCCD 33112)

SCCD 33112 Samo Salamon Bassless Quartet “2ALTO” Guitarist Samo Salamon hails from Marigor, Slovenia and splits his work and life between USA and European Continent, though in the last 10 plus years his activities has kept growing and expanding in the USA collecting numerous accolades from critics and public alike. “ One of the more exciting and inventive improvising artists, Slovenian guitarist Samo Salamon’s stylistic modus operandi, coupled with massive chops has earned him prominence within global, progressive-jazz circles . (Glenn Astaria – Jazz Review 2012) “ Guitarist Samo Salamon is one of those players quietly but fully engaged with moving the music forward .” (Nic Jones, AAJ 2011) “ … Continue reading

Ulla Miilmann, Tine Rehling – French Music For Flute And Harp (KON 32345)

Denmark’s leading instrumentalists Ulla Miilmann (flute) and Tine Rehling (harp) joined forces to record a superb collection of late romantic and impressionistic works by an alley of foremost composers of France in the late 19 th and early 20 th centuries. Ulla Miilmann and Tine Rehling began their collaboration as duo in 2007. They have since been dazzling wide range of audiences with their pure and elegant interpretation of repertoire with a significant emphasis on French music. 1. Fantasie, op. 124 (Camille Saint-Saëns)2. Habanera (Maurice Ravel)3. Syrinx, op. 129 (Claude Debussy)4. En bateau (Claude Debussy)5. Première arabesque, op. 66 (Claude Debussy)6. Entr’acte (Jacques Ibert)7. Sicilienne, op. 78 (Gabriel Fauré)8. Morceau … Continue reading

Rich Perry – Nocturne (SCCD 31776)

SCCD 31776 Rich Perry Quartet “Nocturne” Rich Perry’s newest album Nocturne marks the 21 st release in his 21-year-tenure with SteepleChase and for the first time Rich employs guitar (by Nat Radley) instead of piano for his quartet. Rich Perry still is arguably the best-kept-secret of today’s modern jazz scece inspite of all the talks of admiration by the critics and the fellow musicians such as tenor player David Valdez. To quote Valdez from his blog, “ . . Rich never plays down to the audience, never compromising his advanced harmonic and rhythmic concepts in favor of wide accessibility…. Even though he stays on the cutting edge Rich's sound is … Continue reading

Gregory Tardy – Hope (SCCD 31775)

SCCD 31775 Gregory Tardy Quartet “Hope” Gregory Tardy’s seventh release on SteepleChase “ Hope ” delivers strong musical and spiritual message to us all. Since his comeback from a three year sabbatical from the music scene Tardy has firmly resumed his place as “ one of the most important saxophonists of his generation ” (Matthew Miller, AAJ). “… ultimately it’s Tardy’s show. Not only is he arguably the most original of the band’s improvisers, he’s also the most impassioned. His lines are incisive and hard-edged. Even his most fanciful flights are purposeful. His energetic approach consistently lifts the group’s performance to a higher level ….” (Chris Kelsey – JazzTimes on … Continue reading