Gene Segal Trio/Quintet – Matter (SCCD 33121)

SCCD 33121 Gene Segal Trio/Quintet “Matter” New York-based guitarist/composer Gene Segal was born in Russia and immigrated to USA as a young child with his musician family. His upbringing in European music tradition combined with American contemporary music including jazz enabled Gene Segal to create his unique universe of multi-layered music. “…the energy on this CD is different/better in major ways….if raw energy in jazz is your forte – GET THIS one!..I give Gene & all his players a definite MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED…” (Improvijazzation #146 on SCCD 33114 “Mental Images”) GENE SEGAL guitar JON IRABAGON tenor saxophone SAM SADIGURSKY clarinet, bass clarinet SEAN CONLY bass JAIMEO BROWN drums Recorded December … Continue reading

Kirk Knuffke Trio – Little Cross (SCCD 31799)

SCCD 31799 Kirk Knuffke Trio “Little Cross” The leader of this new album Kirk Knuffke has just been voted “Rising Star (trumpet)” of 2015 by the prestigious DownBeat Magazine’s Critics Poll. Kirk moved to NYC just 10 years ago and he has firmly established as one of the most sought after cornetist / composer on the scene. Kirk chose for this his 6th leader/co-leader album somewhat special material (music that relates to spirituality of passing (=funeral)) and executed beautifully with superb support from B-3 organ player Jamie Saft and legendary drummer Hamid Drake. KIRK KNUFFKE cornet JAMIE SAFT Hammond B3, syntheziser HAMID DRAKE drums Recorded December 4, 2014 1 OH … Continue reading