Dave Scott “In Search Of Hipness” (SCCD 31864)

SCCD 31864 Dave Scott “In Search Of Hipness” Trumpeter Dave Scott’s 5th SteepleChase release here finds him leading his other New York ensemble “The Dave Scott Violin Band” which features some of America’s finest instrumentalists including Sarah Bernstein on violin. Dave Scott’s compositions allow each musician to fully engage in individual expression and the band as a whole to create distinctive tapestry of interactive improvisation. The group performs regularly in the New York City area. Dave Scott trumpet Sarah Bernstein violin Nate Radley guitar Jacob Sacks piano David Ambrosio bass Mark Ferber drums Recorded February 2018 1 LUDWIG 2:53 2 IGOR 12:21 3 TIME DILATION 15:31 4 COGNITIVE DISSONANCE 12:57 … Continue reading

Russ Lossing “Changes” (SCCD 31863)

SCCD 31863 Russ Lossing “Changes” Among today’s modern jazz piano players Russ Lossing stands out as one of the unique breed of artists who travel intelligently and with clarity between jazz and new music. For this his first release on SteepleChase Lossing focuses on standards, of course, with his trademark, innovative improvisation. “Lossing is a thinking man’s pianist. He intelligently creates and refashions themes within a variety of frameworks.” (Glenn Astarita – Jazzreview.com) “Russ Lossing is a pianist of extreme depth and intensity whose music exists between jazz improvisation and modern classicism.“ (Budd Kopman – AAJ) Russ Lossing piano Michael Formanek bass Gerald Cleaver drums Recorded May 2018 1 BYE, … Continue reading

Ronnie Cuber “Straight Street” (SCCD 31860)

SCCD 31860 Ronnie Cuber “Straight Street” One of the few exponents of that most unrelenting instrument, baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber has spent for more than a half century performing, composing, arranging and leading his own groups. His robust, no-nonsense playing has been acknowledged to be one of the greats among jazz instrumentalists. “…Best of all, there’s Cuber himself, whose playing has, incredibly, grown more authoritative with each passing year. His sound, huge and affable, brims with personality, and it’s hard not to be awed by the freshness…” (J. D. Considine – JazzTimes on Ronnie’s Trio SCCD 31848) RONNIE CUBER baritone sax GEORGE COLLIGAN piano CAMERON BROWN bass JOE FARNSWORTH drums … Continue reading