Jason Palmer “At Wally’s Volume 2” (SCCD 31856 )

SCCD 31856 Jason Palmer “At Wally’s Volume 2” With this sequel volume to SCCD 31855 SteepleChase is proud to make the first live recordings from Wally’s commercially available. Boston’s historical (it celebrated its70th anniversary last year) live spot is where Jason Palmer and his working band have been performing weekly for the past 12 years. Wally’s is, to quote Fred Bouchard of Downbeat, “…is the world’s oldest black owned continuously operation jazz club. Founded in 1947 by Joseph L. Walcott. Wally’s Café Jazz Club is located in Boston’s historic Jazz Corner…. Barbados-born Walcott built Wally’s as an oasis where the black community could socialize and listen to bands….” JASON PALMER … Continue reading

Allegra Levy “Looking At The Moon” (SCCD 31852 )

SCCD 31852 Allegra Levy “Looking At The Moon” “Fresh…exotic…and far beyond the ordinary” (The New York Times) is one of the numerous praises the world press bestowed upon Allegra since her debut album “Lonely City” (SCCD 33118) a few years ago. While Allegra Levy’s second album “Cities Between Us” (SCCD 31827) cemented her strong talent as a singer/songwriter, here on this her third album Allegra the singer steps up to the front interpreting time-tested as well as newer moon–themed songs. “Levy is a gifted lyricist and she writes often light thoughts and observations but from a personal point of view. Vocal fans should seek this out as Levy fills a … Continue reading