Stanley Cowell “No Illusions” (SCCD 31828)

SCCD 31828 Stanley Cowell “No Illusions” New Release, shipping June 15, 2017 Pianist/composer Stanley Cowell at age 75 is having an on-going renaissance as a performer since his retirement from Rutgers University in 2013. The group presented here is scheduled to have a three-night stint at New York City’s renowned live jazz spot Smokes in May. This is Cowell’s 15th release from SteepleChase. “…Cowell’s recording career now spans more than thirty years….an impressive consistency of purpose and the highest level of musical thought.” (Richard Cook & Brian Morton – The Penguin Guide to Jazz) STANLEY COWELL piano, thumb piano, Kyma Bruce Williams alto saxophone, flute Jay Anderson bass Billy Drummond … Continue reading

Carl Winther & Jerry Bergonzi “Inner Journey” (SCCD 33134)

SCCD 33134 Carl Winther & Jerry Bergonzi “Inner Journey” Shipping June 15, 2017. Pianist/composer Carl Winther dedicates this album to his father, legendary Danish trumpeter/composer/bandleader Jens Winther, whose untimely death February 24, 2011 stunned his fans. Carl Winther himself is an award-winning artist who – while attributes his musical foundation to his famous father – is his own voice to establish himself in the international scene. “ .. If you are into highly modern jazz trio with American roots, this album has a lot to offer.” (Brian Petre – Jazz Special on SCCD 33130 “Deconstructing Mr. X”) CARL WINTHER piano JERRY BERGONZI tenor saxophone JOHNNY ÅMAN bass ANDERS MOGENSEN drums … Continue reading