Johnny Dyani – Angolian Cry (SCCD 31209)

SCCD 31209 Angolian Cry / Johnny Dyani Quartet

South African bassist Johnny Dyani (1945 – 1986) was a resident of Denmark until his untimely death in Berlin during his tour. This is Johnny’s last leader album (recorded five albums under his name) for SteepleChase.

And it is, as Cadence says, “ one of the bassist’s strongest efforts so far ..”

1. Angolian cry (Johnny Dyani)
2. For Leo Dirch Petersen (Johnny Dyani)
3. Does your father know (Johnny Dyani)
4. U.D.F. (Johnny Dyani)
5. Year of the child (Johnny Dyani)
6. Blues for Moyake (Johnny Dyani)
7. Portrait of Mosa Gwangwa (Johnny Dyani)

UPC/EAN: 716043120925

Paul Bley – Questions (SCCD 31205)

SCCD 31205 Questions / Paul Bley Trio

11 years after the first SteepleChase recording (“Paul Bley/NHØP” SCH 31005), Paul Bley returned to studio for this trio recording and has since been recording regularly for the label.

Questions , with Bley leading a trio featuring the world-class Danish bassist Jesper Lundgaard, is more typical of Bley’s work and as bracing as his mid-’60s Savoy, Fontana and ESP disks …” (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

1. Lovely (Paul Bley)
2. Adventure 1 (Paul Bley)
3. Adventure 2 (Paul Bley)
4. Adventure 3 (Paul Bley)
5. Adventure 4 (Paul Bley)
6. Beautiful (Paul Bley)
7. The pause is not rhythmic (Paul Bley)
8. Questions (Paul Bley)
9. Here and gone 1 (Paul Bley)
10. Here and gone 2 (Paul Bley)
11. Here and gone 3 (Paul Bley)
12. Here and gone 4 (Paul Bley)
13. Fanfare (Paul Bley)

UPC/EAN: 716043120529

Shirley Horn – The Garden Of The Blues (SCCD 31203)

SCCD 31203 The Garden Of The Blues / Shirley Horn Trio

This is a recording form the concert dedicated to the late songwriter Curtis Lewis who was one of the first black composers and lyricists to emerge on the Broadway scene in the early 40s.

Shirley Horn has one of the most alluring voices in jazz – she lets the lyrics melt into a violet haze as she slowly unwraps the melody – and

she’s an exceptional pianist…a wonderful, moving combination of voice and song .” (Cash Box)

1. Introduction ()
2. He's gone again (Curtis Lewis)
3. Old country (Curtis Lewis)
4. Roaming lover (Curtis Lewis)
5. The garden of the blues suite: Blue City (Curtis Lewis)
6. The garden of the blues suite: What Would A Woman Do? (Curtis Lewis)
7. The garden of the blues suite: He Never Mentioned Love (Curtis Lewis)
8. The garden of the blues suite: The Great City (Curtis Lewis)

UPC/EAN: 716043120321

Doug Raney – Lazy Bird (SCCD 31200)

SCCD 31200 Lazy Bird / Doug Raney Quintet

“… Raney’s measured approach satisfies everywhere, whether heated up on Trane’s Lazy Bird or coolly reflective in Theme For Ernie. Raney, an honorable name .” (Frank-John Hadley, Downbeat)

Backed by a driving rhythm section of Danish jazzmen, Raney – the son of legendary bebopper Jimmy Raney – burns through this set of six original and standard tunes ….” (Guitar Player)

1. Walking the duck (Doug Raney)
2. Reggie of Chester (Benny Golson)
3. Feo's waltz (Doug Raney)
4. Lazy bird (John Coltrane)
5. Beatrice (Sam Rivers)
6. Theme for Ernie (Freddie Lacey)
7. Walking the duck (Doug Raney)

UPC/EAN: 716043120024

Thad Jones – Three And One (SCCD 31197)

SCCD 31197 Three And One / Thad Jones Quartet

Thad Jones (1923 – 1986) was best known as the leader / composer / arranger of one of the best big jazz bands of the 1960s and 70s. But Thad was also a superb instrumentalist in smaller settings. This is Thad’s first quartet recording in 30 years.

“… Jones’ harmonically advanced style and crisp sharp sound …very much intact on this relaxed quartet date…His improvisations are thoughtful …. easily recommended .” (Down Beat)

1. Instant blues disinstant (Thad Jones)
2. My one and only love (George Gershwin)
3. But not for me (Mellin/Woods)
4. Night mist blues (Ahmad Jamal)
5. My romance (Richard Rodgers)
6. Three and one (Thad Jones)
7. But not for me (George Gershwin)
8. Instant blues disinstant (Thad Jones)

UPC/EAN: 716043119721

Chet Baker – Someday My Prince Will Come (SCCD 31180)

SCCD 31180 Someday My Prince Will Come / Chet Baker Trio

“… from the famous scene of club Montmartre another captivating trio album is produced …” (Compacts)

1. Gnid (Tadd Dameron)
2. Love Vibrations (Horace Silver)
3. Sad walk (Bob Zieff)
4. Someday my prince will come (Churchill/Morey)
5. I'm old fashioned (Jerome Kern)
6. In your own sweet way (Dave Brubeck)

UPC/EAN: 716043118021

Boulou Ferré – Trinity (SCCD 31171)

SCCD 31171 Trinity / Boulou Ferré Trio

“… The brothers Ferré are among the most personal voices of European guitarists…Their virtuosity, their culture and their humour have long been deeply rooted in the Gypsy jazz…This disc in which they propel toward the bass of Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen reaches the ideal point in chamber jazz .” (Jean Wagner, Télérama)

1. I can't get started (Vernon Duke)
2. Groovin' high (Dizzy Gillespie)
3. Lover man (Ram Ramirez)
4. Ice cream Konitz (Lee Konitz)
5. De Moscou à Odessa (Boulou Ferré)
6. Hi Beck (Lee Konitz)
7. There'll never be another you (Harry Warren)
8. Out of nowhere (Green/Heyman)

UPC/EAN: 716043117123

Dexter Gordon – Something Different (SCCD 31136)

SCCD 31136 Something Different / Dexter Gordon Quartet

“… ‘Something Different’…finds Gordon at the top of his form…While melodic continuity has always been one of Gordon’s trademarks, the seamless passion of his playing here makes ‘Something Different’ one of the tenor giant’s essential albums .” (Larry Kart, Chicago Tribune)

“… The great tenor saxophonist is in grand form in a quartet in which he is complemented and challenged by the young Belgian guitarist Philip Catherine and by Gordon’s favorite drummer, Billy Higgins …” (Doug Ramsey, Chronicles Of Culture)

1. Freddie Freeloader (Miles Davis)
2. When sunny gets blue (M. Fisher)
3. Invitation (Bronislav Kaper)
4. Freddie Freeloader (Miles Davis)
5. Yesterday's mood (Slide Hampton)
6. Winther's callin' (Dexter Gordon)
7. Polkadots and moonbeams (Jimmy Van Heusen)
8. Yesterday's mood (Slide Hampton)

UPC/EAN: 716043113620

Horace Parlan – Blue Parlan (SCCD 31124)

SCCD 31124 Blue Parlan / Horace Parlan Trio

“… Veteran jazz pianist Parlan displays his talent in this attractive trio setting…this is class modern jazz …” (Billboard, recommended Lp)

“… Blue Parlan is superbly recorded with its authentic feeling and the balance among the three instruments is of great finesse …” (Diapason)

1. Goodbye pork pie hat (Charles Mingus)
2. Sunspots (Austin Wells)
3. Firm roots (Cedar Walton)
4. Monk's mood (Thelonious Monk)
5. Neicy (Frank Strozier)
6. Night mist blues (Ahmad Jamal)
7. Cynthia's dance (Horace Parlan)
8. There's no greater love (Symes-Jones)

UPC/EAN: 716043112425

Joe Bonner – Parade (SCCD 31116)

SCCD 31116 Parade / Joe Bonner Trio

“… As well as being strongly inventive as a soloist, …Bonner also demonstrates his compositional talents…I am recommending it to all lovers of modern piano .” (Mike Shera, International Jazz Journal)

“…it is one in which solid achievement runs in close harness with promise for the future .” (Michael James, Melody Maker)

1. Change it (Joe Bonner)
2. Au privave (Charlie Parker)
3. Sunny (J. Hebb)
4. Hurry up and wait (Joe Bonner)
5. Parade (Joe Bonner)
6. Blues for B (Joe Bonner)
7. Wild is the wind (Ned Washington)
8. Hurry up and wait (Joe Bonner)
9. Au privave (Charlie Parker)

UPC/EAN: 716043111626