Andy LaVerne – Glass Ceiling (SCCD 31352)

SCCD 31352 Glass Ceiling / Andy LaVerne Trio Collaboration between pianist Andy LaVerne (b. December 4, 1947 in New York) and SteepleChase goes back to 1978 when he was the pianist/composer/arranger of Stan Getz Quartet. Andy has recorded numerous albums for SteepleChase since then in various settings. This recording is in the classic trio format with his regular sidemen including drummer Anton Fig who’s probably the most exposed musician of all genre as “Late Show”s drummer, who adds fire and sparks to the album by his unique drumming style. 1. Glass ceiling (Andy LaVerne)2. Daahoud (Clifford Brown)3. Litha (Chick Corea)4. Zoom (Andy LaVerne)5. You're my thrill (Gorney/Clare)6. Tones for Joan's … Continue reading

Larry Schneider – Mohawk (SCCD 31347)

SCCD 31347 Mohawk / Larry Schneider Quartet Larry Schneider on this latest recording plays alto sax instead of tenor sax which is his instrument. And when a jazz saxophone player picks up alto, there is one thing in his mind: CHARLIE PARKER. “Larry Schneider Plays Charlie Parker” is what this CD is all about. A formidable task superbly executed. 1. Mohawk (Charlie Parker)2. Moose the mooche (Charlie Parker)3. She rote (Charlie Parker)4. Yardbird suite (Charlie Parker)5. Donna Lee (Charlie Parker)6. Anthropology (CharlieParker/Dizzy Gillespie)7. Scapple from the apple (Charlie Parker)8. Steeplechase (Charlie Parker)9. Confirmation (Charlie Parker) UPC/EAN: 716043134724 … Continue reading

Andy LaVerne – Standard Eyes (SCCD 31280)

SCCD 31280 Standard Eyes / Andy LaVerne Trio Andy LaVerne is no doubt one of the most dedicated pianists/composers today. For this trio recording, Andy concentrates on the well known standard tunes, on which he demonstrates his unique talent of reharmoniziation. “… the trio offers a personal vision of the nine standards from the core of jazz history …” (Jazz In Time) 1. Autumn leaves (Joseph Kosma)2. When you wish upon a star (Harline/Washington)3. There'll never be another you (Harry Warren)4. Just one of those things (Cole Porter)5. You're my everything (Harry Warren)6. Laura (Johnny Mercer)7. Stella by starlight (Victor Young)8. Someday my prince will come (Churchill/Morey)9. On Green Dolphin … Continue reading

Andy LaVerne – Severe Clear (SCCD 31273)

SCCD 31237 Severe Clear / Andy LaVerne Quintet “ Here’s a group of young and talented musicians with Andy LaVerne in the center creates the renewed art of jazz on the tradition …” (M.A. Midi-Libre) 1. Severe clear (Andy LaVerne)2. No guts, no glory (Andy LaVerne)3. Plasma pool (Andy LaVerne)4. Fact or fiction (Andy LaVerne)5. Rick's trick (Andy LaVerne)6. Trajectory (Andy LaVerne)7. Three times twice (Andy LaVerne)8. Ethereal spheres (Andy LaVerne) UPC/EAN: 716043127320 … Continue reading