IRENE BECKER & AVIAJA LUMHOLT “Magic Mystery Moon” (SCCD 33126)

SCCD 33126 IRENE BECKER & AVIAJA LUMHOLT “Magic Mystery Moon” Denmark’s outstanding keyboardist/pianist/composer Irene Becker first entered in media’s limelight as a charter member of the one of the first women rock band in Denmark back in the 70s. Irene has since been a central figure in the Danish contemporary music scene as composer/performer and as an essential member of the famed New Jungle Orchestra led by her colleague/husband Pierre Dørge. Here on her new album Irene showcases her mettle as arranger/composer adding Greenlandic singer Aviaja Lumholt’s voice to create a unique musical universe. American cornetist Kirk Knuffke, the winner of the 2015 DownBeat “Rising Star” award makes a guest … Continue reading

Peter & Will Anderson “A Sax Supreme” (SCCD 33122)

SCCD 33122 Peter & Will Anderson “A Sax Supreme” The Anderson Brothers (identical twins) are no new-comers in spite of their young age (b. 1987 in Washington D.C.). Peter & Will had already been active on US and international jazz scene as teenagers receiving numerous accolades from the press and acclaim from the thrilled audience. On this new album Peter (tenor sax), Will (alto sax) join forces with fellow tenor saxists Ken Peplowski and Grant Stewart to present a dazzling program of quintessential jazz repertoire. “A Perfect example of two heads being better than one. Outfitting a group with alto and tenor saxophones perfectly encapsulates the wide harmonic array and … Continue reading

Dave Scott Quintet – Brooklyn Aura – (SCCD 31808)

SCCD 31808 Dave Scott Quintet “Brooklyn Aura” Dave Scott, an award winning trumpeter and a dedicated educator, is first and foremost recognized as a prolific and resourceful composer. He composes for and performs with his own jazz ensemble consists of New York’s finest improvisers. “…Scott is using a sturdy template to introduce his own ideas … this band should be feted for its originality and cohesion.” (Mike Shanley – JazzTimes on “Song for Amy” SCCD 31561) DAVE SCOTT trumpet RICH PERRY tenor saxophone JACOB SACKS piano JOHN HEBERT bass SATOSHI TAKEISHI drums Recorded March 2015 1 PROLOGUE 2 2:15 2 PERSISTENCE 13:35 3 NON ADHERENCE 12:23 4 ECCENTRICITIES 15:50 5 … Continue reading