Gregory Tardy “Chasing After The Wind” (SCCD 31821)

SCCD 31821 Gregory Tardy “Chasing After The Wind” This year is the 10th anniversary of Gregory Tardy’s tenure with SteepleChase label which started with his superlative release “The Truth” SCCD 31583. “One of the bright hopes, Tardy sounds like a seeker, absolution and salvation in every solo.” (New York Times) Since then Tardy has, except for a short sabbatical leave from the commercial music scene, kept on creating spiritually inspired music that appealed and reached out to people of all faiths and convictions. On this new album Tardy combines his own new music with a handful of intriguing compositions by other artists from the past to set up a scene … Continue reading

Ari Ambrose – Retrospect (SCCD 31816)

SCCD 31816 Ari Ambrose “Retrospect” Tenor saxophonist, composer and now attorney at law (immigration specialist) as well Ari Ambrose has successfully gained the recognition from the critics and the public as one of the most innovative improvisers with his own voice. On this his 14th album Ambrose looks back into the music that inspired him originally as teenager to find something new from it. “Since his recording debut as leader on SteepleChase ‘Introducing Ari Ambrose’ some 15 years ago, saxophonist Ari Ambrose has maintained his impressive output and sound – a modern take on classic jazz forms, which he has polished to perfection on this album.” (Propermusic, UK on “settling … Continue reading

Ari Ambrose – Waiting (SCCD 31560)

Since his sensational debut CD in 1999 Ari Ambrose has received incredible amount of acclaims. To quote a few: “….Ambrose is a star on the rise.” (Chris Hovan, Jazzreview.com), “…Ari Ambrose steps to the fore as a fully formed stylist…also a writer of substance.” (Chuck Berg, JazzTimes), “…a first class young musician…” (Eddie Blackwell, Jazz Journal), “…Ambrose is striving mightily to have his voice be heard and recognized on its own merits…” (Derek Taylor, one final note), “…a very satisfying and fascinating album from a very fine player…” (Mike Rogers, JazzReview). On this his 7 th album Ari expertly leads his quintet to display his ever-evolving creativity. 1. Milestones (Miles … Continue reading

Alex Norris, Ari Ambrose, Joel Frahm – Jam Session Vol. 6 (SCCD 31537)

“…This is jazz of today but played in the spirit of the music's history and with an awareness of its best traditions. Jamming lives!” (Mark Gardner) CD Review’s Rick Finlay wrote, “… SteepleChase’s series of jam sessions drawing together the cream of the contemporary jazz world makes a refreshing change these days .” 1. It's you or no one (Jule Styne)2. Short hare (David Ephross)3. El gaucho (Wayne Shorter)4. SKJ (Milt Jackson) UPC/EAN: 716043153725 … Continue reading