Pierre Dørge, New Jungle Orchestra – Even The Moon Is Dancing (SCCD 31208)

SCCD 31208 Even The Moon Is Dancing / Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra

“… Led by young Danish guitarist and composer Pierre Dørge, its earthy sounds are a universal hybrid that set you off dancing regardless of your national or cultural background…These sounds move you, feet to mind .” (Peter Kostakis, ***** DownBeat)

1. The mooche (Duke Ellington)
2. Suho ning samo (Pierre Dørge)
3. Bambla jolifanti (Pierre Dørge)
4. Very hot/Autobahn Tchicai (Pierre Dørge)
5. Mirjam's dadadance (Pierre Dørge)
6. A rose for Laurent (Pierre Dørge)
7. Even the moon is dancing (Pierre Dørge)

UPC/EAN: 716043120826

Chet Baker, Paul Bley – Diane (SCCD 31207)

SCCD 31207 Diane / Chet Baker & Paul Bley

A SteepleChase recording that has become a classic, not only due to the strong music created by two of modern music's most original talents, but also for bringing pianist Paul Bley back to playing standard material.

1. If I should lose you (Robin/Rainger)
2. You go to my head (Coots/Gillespie)
3. How deep is the ocean (Irving Berlin)
4. Pent-up house (Sonny Rollins)
5. Everytime we say goodbye (Cole Porter)
6. Diane (Rapee)
7. Skidadidlin' (Chet Baker)
8. Little girl blue (Richard Rodgers)

UPC/EAN: 716043120727

Michal Urbaniak – Take Good Care Of My Heart (SCCD 31195)

SCCD 31195 Take Good Care Of My Heart / Michal Urbaniak with Horace Parlan Trio

This recording with the title song “Take Good Care Of My Heart” by Jermine Jackson was nominated for Down Beat’s “Jazz Album Of The Year” 1985.

It was also nominated for a Grammy

Polish Violinist/bandleader Michal Urbaniak (b. January 22, 1943 in Warsaw) studied violin (from age 6), soprano saxophone and later tenor saxophone. While working as a classical violinist after graduating from the Conservatory in Warsaw, Michal played tenor sax in jazz groups in Poland. He moved to New York in the 70s and has made numbers of highly successful albums with his own group.

1. Sweet Lee (Michal Urbaniak)
2. Blues for Pinky (Michal Urbaniak)
3. Power of love (Michal Urbaniak)
4. Take good care of my heart (J. Jackson)
5. Mean and mine (Michal Urbaniak)
6. The time will reveal (De Borge)
7. Back where we belong (Sendecki)
8. Romance (Michal Urbaniak)
9. Spiritual (Michal Urbaniak)
10. Let's do it again (Michal Urbaniak)

UPC/EAN: 716043119523

Horace Parlan – Glad I Found You (SCCD 31194)

SCCD 31194 Glad I Found You / Horace Parlan Quintet

This is Horace Parlan’s second quintet date (the first one “Frank-ly Speaking” SCCD 31076 recorded in New York) and this time recording took place in Copenhagen with fellow expatriate Thad Jones on flugelhorn and visiting tenorman Eddie Harris on the front line. This session incidentally marks Thad Jones’ come-back as an instrumentalist after a break enforced on by an accident.

“.. .it’s another fine addition to Parlan’s discography .” (Jazz Journal)

1. Monday morning blues (Horace Parlan)
2. Hip walk (Bernt Rosengren)
3. Oblivion (Bud Powell)
4. Something for Silver (Horace Parlan)
5. Glad I found you (Al Levit)
6. Afternoon in Paris (John Lewis)

UPC/EAN: 716043119424

Chet Baker – This Is Always (SCCD 31168)

SCCD 31168 This Is Always / Chet Baker Trio

This is the second release from the night at Montmartre Jazzhus (earlier release is “Daybreak” SCCD 31142) by the best Chet Baker Trio of this period.

“… he sounds masterful, and is ably accompanied by Raney’s soft-bop guitar and NHØP’s towering bass …” (The Penguin Guide to Jazz – new edition)

1. How deep is the ocean (Irving Berlin)
2. House of jade (Wayne Shorter)
3. Love for sale (Cole Porter)
4. This is always (Jimmy Van Heusen)
5. Way to go out (Phil Urso)

UPC/EAN: 716043116829

Archie Shepp, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen – Looking At Bird (SCCD 31149)

SCCD 31149 Looking At Bird / Archie Shepp & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen

“… a serious meditation in the Parker universe: Shepp accompanied only by the extraordinary bass of intuitive Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen… The two musicians here in this Parker revisited, however, do not get lost in the immense shadow of the idol …” (Télérama)

1. Moose the mooche (Charlie Parker)
2. Embraceable you (George Gershwin)
3. Ornithology (Charlie Parker)
4. Billie's bounce (Charlie Parker)
5. Yardbird suite (Charlie Parker)
6. Blues for Alice (Charlie Parker)
7. How deep is the ocean (Irving Berlin)
8. Confirmation (Charlie Parker)

UPC/EAN: 716043114924

Chet Baker – Daybreak (SCCD 31142)

SCCD 31142 Daybreak / Chet Baker Trio

The success of the earlier release by this trio (SCCD 31122 “The Touch Of Your Lips”) brought the group together again this time for “live” recording at club Montmartre packed with Baker fans.

Radio Free Jazz wrote, “ His present playing is extraordinary, the best of his career, and he has never found a more empathetic context than this trio with guitarist Raney and bassist Pedersen… The interplay among these three superb musicians yields a quality of collective improvisation comparable to that of Bill Evans’ greatest trio ….”

1. For minor's only (Jimmy Heath)
2. Daybreak (Hoagy Carmichael)
3. You can't go home (Don Sebesky)
4. Broken wing (Richie Beirach)
5. Down (Miles Davis)

UPC/EAN: 716043114221

Boulou Ferré – Gypsy Dreams (SCCD 31140)

SCCD 31140 Gypsy Dreams / Boulou & Elios Ferré

“… In this duo acoustic guitar session, the brothers Ferré grab and hold attention …they maintain a lively, imaginative interplay… greatly extend the library for acoustic guitar. This is a worthy follow-up of their earlier album SCCD 31120 Pour Django .” (Ottawa Citizen, May 1, 1981)

1. Gypsy dreams (Elios Ferré)
2. Half Nelson (Miles Davis)
3. Coisa mais Linda (Lyra/De Moraes)
4. Puro dinalo (Elios Ferré)
5. Dixie's dilemma (Warne Marsh)
6. Mihoko (Boulou Ferré)
7. Variation sur une folklore rumain (Boulou Ferré)
8. Panique (Baro Joseph Ferre)
9. Subconscious Lee (Lee Konitz)
10. Choukar mintch (Boulou Ferré)

UPC/EAN: 716043114023

Archie Shepp, Horace Parlan – Trouble In Mind (SCCD 31139)

SCCD 31139 Trouble In Mind / Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan

Three years after the sensational spiritual recording by this duo “Goin’ Home” (SCCD 31079) producer Nils Winther had Archie and Horace in the studio again. The theme this time was traditional blues. Once again the Shepp-Parlan duo made one of the best selling SteepleChase releases.

England’s Gramophone magazine called the duo “ a powerful and ultimately inspirational collaboration ”.

This recording was awarded the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis for Modern Jazz Und Jazz-Rock of 1982 by the prestigious Deutsche Phono Akademie.

1. Backwater blues (Traditional)
2. Trouble in mind (Traditional)
3. Nobody knows you when you're down and out (Traditional)
4. Careless love blues (Traditional)
5. How long blues (Traditional)
6. Goin' down slow (Earl Hines)
7. Courthouse blues (Traditional)
8. See see rider (Traditional)
9. Make me a pallet on the floor (Traditional)
10. St. James infirmary (Ma Rainey)
11. Trouble in mind (Traditional)
12. Backwater blues (Traditional)

UPC/EAN: 716043113927

Jimmy Raney, Doug Raney – Duets (SCCD 31134)

SCCD 31134 Duets / Jimmy Raney & Doug Raney

Of this unique recording of a father-and-son team, Chicago Tribune of June 8, 1980 summed up quite eloquently, “ Duets is an unassuming title for one of the loveliest recordings of this or any other year – a SteepleChase album on which guitarist Jimmy Raney joins his guitarist-son, Doug Raney, in a musical dialog so closely knit that often it is hard to tell which Raney is taking the lead…”

1. Have you met Miss Jones? (Richard Rodgers)
2. My one and only love (Mellin/Woods)
3. Action (Jimmy Raney)
4. Invitation (Bronislav Kaper)
5. It might as well be spring (Richard Rodgers)
6. Days of wine and roses (Henry Mancini)
7. Oleo (Sonny Rollins)
8. My funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers)

UPC/EAN: 716043113422