Paul Brusger – Waiting For The Next Trane (SCCD 33115)

SCCD 33115 Paul Brusger “Waiting For The Next Trane” Bassist/composer/arranger/ Paul Brusger is one of the most sought-after bassists in the New York jazz scene, known for his rock-solid time and his penchant for hard-bop tradition (and for his past as professional baseball player). Here on his SteepleChase LookOut debut album Brusger displays his formidable talent as composer/arranger with his dream quartet comprising of Gary Smulyan (baritone sax), Mike LeDonne (piano) and the legendary Louis Hayes (drums). 1. In A Minor Funk (Paul Brusger)2. It's In There Somewhere (Paul Brusger)3. When Will You Ever Learn (Paul Brusger)4. Waiting For The Next Trane (Paul Brusger)5. Andrea's Delight (Paul Brusger)6. Quintessence (Paul … Continue reading

Chris Byars – The Music Of Duke Jordan (SCCD 31787)

SCCD 31787 Chris Byars “The Music Of Duke Jordan” Award-winning saxophonist, composer, bandleader and educator Chris Byars, apart from his focus on composing his own music, has been highly interested in studying the vast repertoire of jazz composers of the 20th century. His endeavour has so far culminated in Blue Lights (SCCD31662) – music of Gigi Gryce, Lucky Strikes Again (SCCD 31713) – music of Lucky Thompson, Music Forever (SCCD 31743) – music of Freddie Redd. Now to add to this impressive listing Chris Byars compiled 11 gems from the book of Duke Jordan (1922 – 2006) who was one of the early and most original bebop pianists. Israeli-born singer … Continue reading