Yvonnick Prené – Jour de Fête (SCCD 33106)

SCCD 33106 Yvonnick Prené ”Jour de Fête” Yvonnick Prené, French-born, New York-based, young (29) virtuoso on the chromatic harmonica presents his much-awaited CD debut on SteepleChase LookOut. While still studying at City College of New York and New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Yvonnick was already establishing himself as a highly acclaimed artist performing in USA and Europe. “…. we find a young phenom determine to take the harmonica to a new sense of melodic intensity, dynamic tension and improvisational techniques missing from the instrument on a consistent basis for years…Jour de Fête is a happy record, brimming with an effervescent quality that accentuates the sublime artistic gift of … Continue reading

JP Schlegelmilch – Throughout (SCCD 33105)

SCCD 33105 JP Schlegelmilch “Throughout – The Music of Bill Frisell” Pianist/accordionist/composer JP Schlegelmilch is the featured member of Old Time Musketry which has just made its CD debut on SteepleChase LookOut (“Different Times” SCCD 33101). Jon Ross of Downbeat bestowed four stars on the album speaking highly of Schlegelmilch’s compositional skills. On this his solo debut JP explores the musical universe of the iconic composer/guitarist Bill Frisell with whom JP shares the evocative edge in contemporary American music. . Child at Heart/Beautiful E (Bill Frisell). Deep Dead Blue (Bill Frisell). Hangdog (Bill Frisell). Jimmy Carter Pt. 2 (Bill Frisell). Monica Jane (Bill Frisell). Rag (Bill Frisell). Resistor (Bill Frisell). … Continue reading

Eliot Zigmund – Trio EZ (SCCD 33104)

SCCD 33104 Eliot Sigmund Trio EZ “Standard Fare” Veteran jazz drummer Eliot Zigmund has enjoyed a wide and varied career in jazz spanning forty years of playing with numerous jazz stars: Bill Evans, Jim Hall, Stan Getz, Benny Golson, Lee Konitz, among others. Born 1945 in the Bronx, Eliot grew up in the fertile New York jazz scene of the 50’s and 60’s and began playing professionally at the age of 15. He studied music at both the Mannes College of Music and at the City College of New York. Eliot has been a sideman on many recordings and has also released three albums under his own name including his … Continue reading

Ronan Guilfoyle – Renaissance Man (SCCD 33103)

SCCD 33103 Ronan Guilfoyle “Renaissance Man” Ronan has been composing for classical ensembles since 1993, specialising in compositions which feature both improvised and written music. “Renaissance Man” is a superb example of Guilfoyle’s enormous compositional talent for contemporary music. 1. Stillness/Movement (Ronan Guilfoyle)2. Mr. BP (Ronan Guilfoyle)3. George's Hat (Ronan Guilfoyle)4. This Was Very Odd Because… (Ronan Guilfoyle)5. It Was The Middle Of The Night (Ronan Guilfoyle)6. 2 Degrees East (Ronan Guilfoyle) UPC/EAN: 716043310326 … Continue reading

Skip Wilkins – Father And Son (SCCD 33102)

SCCD 33102 Skip Wilkins “Father & Son” Renowned educator, composer/pianist Skip Wilkins teamed up with his son Daniel, a new talent on tenor saxophone to present “Father & Son” album with Skip’s working trio: Scott Lee on bass and Jeff Hirshfield on drums. Tenor saxophonist, Daniel Wilkins is young artist on the New York jazz scene. Entering his Senior Year at the Manhattan School of Music, Wilkins has been studying with alto saxophonist Steve Wilson, tenor saxophonist Rich Perry, drummer John Riley, pianists Phil Markowitz and Garry Dial. He plays lead tenor in the Grammy-nominated MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra. Skip and Daniel toured in Europe and perform regularly together in … Continue reading

Old Time Musketry – Different Times (SCCD 33101)

SCCD 33101 Old Time Musketry “Different Times” Old Time Musketry presents a joyous music that draws on the exuberant spirit of early jazz, the poignant melodies and soulful grooves of rock and folk music, the energy and spontaneity of free improvisation, and a wilfully experimental attitude towards combining these elements into a unique vision of American music. Old Time Musketry joined forces in early 2009 in Brooklyn and has been developing their unique sound by performing widely in the New York area and around the Northeast. 1. Star Insignia (John Paul Schlegelmilch)2. Parade (Adam Schneit)3. Different Times (Adam Schneit)4. Cadets (John Paul Schlegelmilch)5. Hope For Something More (Adam Schneit)6. Anger … Continue reading