Marcus Printup Quintet – Lost (SCCD 31793)

SCCD 31793 Marcus Printup Quintet “Lost” Trumpeter/composer Marcus Printup, stalwart of Jazz At The Lincoln Center Orchestra since 1993 presents his latest album here as In Memoriam of his late father filled with delightful compositions penned mostly by Printup to celebrate life. “Printup is such an accomplished and versatile player that he’s adept performing tunes from any point in the many decades of jazz dealt with here.” (Joel Roberts – The NYC Jazz Records on “Homage” SCCD 31730) 1. G Wiz 2. Hopscotch 3. Soul Street Parade 4. Lost 5. Black Bossa 6. Homey’s Idea 7. What You Talkin Bout 8. To The Mountain Top UPC/EAN: 716043179329 … Continue reading

Stephen Riley – Baubles, Bangles And Beads (SCCD 31792)

SCCD 31792 Stephen Riley “Baubles, Bangles And Beads” Since his debut album “Inside Out” SCCD 31584 (2005) Stephen Riley has kept momentum to become and to stay the “distinctly unique jazz voice” (Neil Tesser). In spite of his preference for piano less format, Riley found the ideal pianist for him in Peter Zak, with whom he recorded the previous album “Lover” SCCD 31765. Here on his 11th release Riley backed by the same team including Peter Zak to interpret an amazing collection of classic but rarely heard jazz titles. “Lover, Riley’s latest, employs the talents of label mate Peter Zak … (Riley’s) unconventional use of ultra-hard reed to essay a … Continue reading

Allegra Levy – Lonely City (SCCD 33118)

SCCD 33118 Allegra Levy “Lonely City” Allegra Levy, a New England Conservatory graduate in her early 20s, has already established herself as a singer/composer/band leader in the New York jazz scene with her sultry, rich tones and truly original compositional skills.  Assisted by the legendary trumpeter John McNeil with recording and producing, Allegra makes her recording debut here showcasing her enormous talent. “This is a mature first recording by a singer you’re sure to hear more from. I think you’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed producing it. The tunes are catchy and well-constructed, and you’ll probably find yourself singing them in a short time. I sing them still.” … Continue reading