Christian Coleman/Gavin Ahearn – Cooper Ridge (SCCD 33116)

SCCD 33116 Christian Coleman/Gavin Ahearn Quartet “Cooper Ridge” New York-based drummer/composer Christian Coleman and one of Australia’s leading pianist Gavin Ahearn worked and recorded together in Sydney in 2008. They got together again in New York to record early this year. The superb recording came under the radar of SteepleChase LookOut label resulting in this release. . The session was further joined by the winner of the 2008 Thelonious Monk Saxophone Competition Jon Irabagon and New York’s up and coming bassist Iranian-American Sam Minaie. 1. Fly Away Butterfly (Gavin Ahearn)2. Trample (Christian Coleman)3. Vortex (Gavin Ahearn)4. Bearspray (Christian Coleman)5. Mount Wellington (Gavin Ahearn)6. The Kelley House (Christian Coleman)7. Tuk Tuk … Continue reading

Paul Brusger – Waiting For The Next Trane (SCCD 33115)

SCCD 33115 Paul Brusger “Waiting For The Next Trane” Bassist/composer/arranger/ Paul Brusger is one of the most sought-after bassists in the New York jazz scene, known for his rock-solid time and his penchant for hard-bop tradition (and for his past as professional baseball player). Here on his SteepleChase LookOut debut album Brusger displays his formidable talent as composer/arranger with his dream quartet comprising of Gary Smulyan (baritone sax), Mike LeDonne (piano) and the legendary Louis Hayes (drums). 1. In A Minor Funk (Paul Brusger)2. It's In There Somewhere (Paul Brusger)3. When Will You Ever Learn (Paul Brusger)4. Waiting For The Next Trane (Paul Brusger)5. Andrea's Delight (Paul Brusger)6. Quintessence (Paul … Continue reading

Gene Segal – Mental Images (SCCD 33114)

SCCD 33114 Gene Segal “Mental Images” Russian-Born Gene Segal, who moved to USA as a child, is one of the elite guitarists of younger generation from the New York scene. After receiving Master’s Degree in composition from prestigious William Patterson University Gene immersed himself in New York’s competitive and creative milieu to find his own voice as an instrumentalist and composer. This Gene Segal’s SteepleChase Lookout debut is the first glimpse into an ever-evolving artist revealing his fascination with Olivier Messiaen, one of the most important composers of the 20 th century. 1. Healing Feeling (Gene Segal)2. Allegory Of The Cave (Gene Segal)3. Minds Eye (Gene Segal)4. Irrational Drives (Gene … Continue reading

Paolo Sapia – Mostly Music (SCCD 33113)

SCCD 33112 Paolo Sapia Quintet “Mostly Music” SteepleChase Lookout is proud to introduce another new exciting artist, originally from Italy currently New York-based Paolo Sapia who started his professional career as jazz pianist. Paolo changed his instrument to alto saxophone in 2004 and moved to New York City with a scholarship from New York University in 2005. Since then Paolo has studied, performed and recorded in USA with a broad range of musicians including Eric McPherson, Jimmy Cobb, Antonio hart, Kevin Hays, Bob Mover, Jeremy Manasia, Mark Turner, Reggie Workman, Quincy Davis, Sam Harris, Eden Ladin, Marco Panascia, Harold O’Neil, Vincent Herring, Joseph Lepore, Luca Santaniello. Philip Dizack, Peter Zak, … Continue reading

Samo Salamon – 2Alto (SCCD 33112)

SCCD 33112 Samo Salamon Bassless Quartet “2ALTO” Guitarist Samo Salamon hails from Marigor, Slovenia and splits his work and life between USA and European Continent, though in the last 10 plus years his activities has kept growing and expanding in the USA collecting numerous accolades from critics and public alike. “ One of the more exciting and inventive improvising artists, Slovenian guitarist Samo Salamon’s stylistic modus operandi, coupled with massive chops has earned him prominence within global, progressive-jazz circles . (Glenn Astaria – Jazz Review 2012) “ Guitarist Samo Salamon is one of those players quietly but fully engaged with moving the music forward .” (Nic Jones, AAJ 2011) “ … Continue reading

Bob Sands – Out And About (SCCD 33111)

SCCD 33111 Bob Sands Quartet “Out And About” Saxophonist Bob Sands toured Europe in the 80s with The Lionel Hampton Orchestra and decided to make Madrid, Spain his home in 1992. Born in Manhattan in 1966 Bob started to learn piano at age 5 and saxophone at 9. He graduated from the Eastman School of Music with BA in 1988 and further earned the Master Degree with honors from at the Manhattan School of Music in 1991. He has performed with top jazz artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan, Mel Lewis, Clark Terry, Ron McClure, among others. In Spain he leads his own group which is presented in this new … Continue reading

Anders Mogensen – Just Another Day At The Office (SCCD 33110)

SCCD 33110 Anders Mogensen Quartet “Just Another Day At The Office” SteepleChase LookOut release # 10 here features one of the best drummers Denmark has to offer from the younger generation, Anders Mogensen who studied at Berklee School Of Music (1990 – 1992) in Boston and graduated from the Danish Rhythmic Conservatory with Master Degree in music in 1996. Anders has been a most sought-after musician and an influential figure in European jazz scene performing with Brecker Brother, Bob Berg, Gary Thomas, Rick Margitza, Steve Swallow, Tim Hagans to mention a few. Anders Mogensen Quartet went into a studio after a successful month-long tour in Scandinavia early 2013 to record … Continue reading

Burak Bedikyan – Circle of Life (SCCD 33109)

SCCD 33109 Burak Bedikyan Quartet “Circle of Life” Burak Bedikyan is a burgeoning jazz pianist/composer from Turkey, one unlikely jazz country in spite of the nation’s historical and cultural heritage which is close to the Western world. Classically trained Bedikyan was introduced to jazz though workshop in modern theory conducted by Aydin Esen, a widely respected Turkish jazz pianist and composer in 1996. Since then Bedikyan has thrived in jazz and here his development culminates in this debut album in collaboration with three supburb American jazz artists: Chris Potter (sax), Peter Washington (bass) and Bill Stewart (drums). “….his music sits at the gateway of East and West, opening a window … Continue reading

Rotem Sivan – Enchanted Sun (SCCD 33108)

SCCD 33108 Rotem Sivan Trio ”Enchanted Sun” Israeli-born guitarist Rotem Sivan, who is a strong new voice on the NY jazz scene, makes his CD debut on SteepleChase Lookout. Rotem is a recipient of Montreux Jazz Festival International Competition prize in 2009. While completing his studies at Tel Aviv University and NY’s New School University Rotem has already been a much sought-after young player in the international festivals and concerts circuit. 1. Here With You (Rotem Sivan)2. There Without (Rotem Sivan)3. Rodent's Blues (Rotem Sivan)4. Isn't It Romantic (Rotem Sivan)5. Scene #5 (Rotem Sivan)6. How Long Has This Been Going On? (George Gershwin)7. Keep Breathing (Rotem Sivan)8. Enchanted Sun (Rotem … Continue reading

Joe Manis – North by Northwest (SCCD 33107)

SCCD 33107 Joe Manis Trio”North By Northwest” SteepleChase’s new recording artist Joe Manis (saxophone) has originally established himself in Northwest – Oregon, though his active performing career reaches East Coast of USA and European cities as well. Manis’ SteepleChase debut album features pianist/organist George Colligan who currently resides in Portland, Oregon. Manis finds in this organ trio the ideal stage to displays his intense yet sophisticated music. Manis is the recipient of 2013 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship. 1. Suspect (Joe Manis)2. Pennies From Heaven (Arthur Johnston)3. I Can't Get Started (Vernon Duke)4. Cheek To Cheek (Irving Berlin)5. Final (Joe Manis)6. How High The Moon (Morgan Lewis / Nancy … Continue reading