Christian Coleman/Gavin Ahearn – Cooper Ridge (SCCD 33116)

SCCD 33116 Christian Coleman/Gavin Ahearn Quartet “Cooper Ridge” New York-based drummer/composer Christian Coleman and one of Australia’s leading pianist Gavin Ahearn worked and recorded together in Sydney in 2008. They got together again in New York to record early this year. The superb recording came under the radar of SteepleChase LookOut label resulting in this release. . The session was further joined by the winner of the 2008 Thelonious Monk Saxophone Competition Jon Irabagon and New York’s up and coming bassist Iranian-American Sam Minaie. 1. Fly Away Butterfly (Gavin Ahearn)2. Trample (Christian Coleman)3. Vortex (Gavin Ahearn)4. Bearspray (Christian Coleman)5. Mount Wellington (Gavin Ahearn)6. The Kelley House (Christian Coleman)7. Tuk Tuk … Continue reading

Craig Brann – Mark My Words (SCCD 31789)

SCCD 31789 Craig Brann “Mark My Words” Guitarist/composer and one of the newest addition to the SteepleChase recording artist list Craig Brann’s latest release “Mark My Words” features two of his prominent colleagues and friends, Mark Turner and Gregory Tardy on saxophones. Craig Brann unveils in this album with all originals his unique compositional talent. “ Craig Brann is a soulful and imaginative player and writer with a unique depth to his music. His arrangements and re-imaginings of classic songs are particularly thoughtful and fresh and his every note has meaning and purpose .” ​(Peter Bernstein) 1. Hindsight (Craig Brann)2. The Late Pope (Craig Brann)3. B(ro) Blues (Craig Brann)4. Astral … Continue reading

Vic Juris – Walking On Water (SCCD 31788)

SCCD 31788 Vic Juris “Walking On Water” Vic Juris’ versatile and innovative mind finds a perfect setting for his latest album here in the relatively seldom heard guitar/trumpet quartet (without piano). Vic has been collaborating in trumpeter Tim Hagans’ Norbotten Big Band for several years to lay down the ground work for this creative album. “Vic Juris is a versatile and impressively accomplished guitarist. His playing exudes warmth, intelligence and respect for the tradition. Perhaps best of all, he seems to understand that the foregoing positives also apply to a legion of contemporary guitarists, and he looks for ways to set his work apart, in terms of sound, approach, or … Continue reading