Ronnie Cuber “Ronnie’s Trio” (SCCD 31848)

SCCD 31848 Ronnie Cuber “Ronnie’s Trio” Ronnie Cuber (b. Dec. 25, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York), recognized as one og the most important baritone saxophonists in jazz today, has been composing, arranging and leading his own groups since 1959. His powerful command of the instrument led him to perform and record with amazing array of influential artists in almost all thinkable range of musical spectrum. Yet, this is the very first of basic jazz trio album by Ronnie Cuber, which should have a special place in his discography. “There is not one of his records that contains any half-hearted playing or musical skating. When he plays, it’s serious creative business … Continue reading

Craig Brann “Lineage” (SCCD 31847)

SCCD 31847 Craig Brann “Lineage” Since his arrival in NYC in 1996 guitarist Craig Brann has quietly and steadily established himself as one of the elite players of his generation. In this new release, his fourth album on SteepleChase, Craig unfolds his expansive musical dimension. “There’s something for everyone here – and that’s just a way of describing New York guitarist Brann’s versatility. With invention and wit, he remodels the classic guitar trio to suit multi-sourced inspiration … It’s a veritable treasure shed of homage, freewheeling and compositional flair.” (Nigel Jarrett – Jazz Journal on SCCD 31814 Conversation between Brothers) “A Beautiful album from guitarist Craig Brann – and maybe … Continue reading