Joe Albany – An Evening with Joe Albany (SCCD 31794)

SCCD 31794 Joe Albany “An Evening with Joe Albany” Joe Albany (1924 – 1988) was one of the handful of bebop pianists who re-emerged to the world stage in the 70s. Although there exist no official recordings with Charlie Parker, Joe Albany was one of the few white pianists who played with Bird. Albany’s troubled life seen from his only daughter’s perspectives were made into a film entitled “Low Down” which has recently been premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to critical and public acclaim. One of the music used in the movie was from Joe’s SteepleChase first release SCCD 31003 Birdtown Bird” (1972). Joe Albany’s sensational moment captured here … Continue reading

Burak Bedikyan Quartet – Leap Of Faith (SCCD 33119)

SCCD 33119 Burak Bedikyan Quartet “Leap Of Faith”  One of Turkey’s leading pianists Burak Bedikyan has been rapidly establishing himself as a star player on the international jazz scene since the release of his first SteepleChase Lookout album “Circle Of Life” SCCD 33109 (2013). For his second album here Bedikyan further showcases an exciting process of on-going development as a performer and composer with unique musical background. “This is an interesting overture for the Turkish newcomer, but it sounds like there’s much more in reserve.” (John Fordham – The Guardian on “Circle Of Life”) “Burak Bedikyan takes charge of the finest quartet recording for 2013, Circle Of Life… Bedikyan is … Continue reading