Joel Weiskopf Quintet "Where Angels Fear To Tread" (SCCD 31813)

SCCD 31813 Joel Weiskopf Quintet “Where Angels Fear To Tread” Award-winning pianist/composer Joel Weiskopf has long been established in the main-stream jazz scene in the USA and abroad. While he has released a number of leader albums, this is his debut leader outing on SteepleChase. On this new album Joel Weiskopf brings out his time-tested repertoire for quintet date with his Syracuse compatriots Joe Magnarelli (tp) and Andy Fusco (as). “…pianist Joel Weiskopf is a serious jazz pianist with an individualistic style that is an amalgam of a great number of influences from American jazz to Brazilian samba….” (C. Andrew Hovan, CD Review) JOEL WEISKOPF piano JOE MAGNARELLI trumpet, fluegelhorn … Continue reading

Harold Danko Trio "Lost In The Breeze" (SCCD 31812)

SCCD 31812 Harold Danko Trio “Lost In The Breeze” A good part of pianist/composer/educator Harold Danko’s strength lies in his creative intelligence in composition of originals as well as in recasting or reinventing the existing melodies like in this new release. “Danko’s approach is one of subtlety and sophistication, not of pyrotechnics (though his technical facility is formidable). He often takes a recognizable tune and changes the setting and mood to produce performances that are pleasantly surprising.” (Francis Lo Kee, AAJ on Escapades SCCD 31674) HAROLD DANKO piano JAY ANDERSON bass JEFF HIRSHFIELD drums Recorded March 2015 1 Fall Splits 9:34 2 Homing Instinct 6:06 3 Big Squeeze 6:49 4 … Continue reading