Olegario Diaz “I Remember Chet” (SCCD 31853)

SCCD 31853 Olegario Diaz “I Remember Chet” Venezuela-born pianist/composer Olegario Diaz has since 2011 been presenting handful of quality recordings with firm roots in post-bop. Diaz has also published quite a few books on music and musicians. He produced this album, his 5th release to portray Chet Baker as he might write a book about the great artist. “From Juan Sebastian Bar in Caracas to all the great joints in New York, Los Angeles … and the rest of the jazz world, to great open sky concerts, theatres and festivals, Olegario´s groups always give us ¨Something To Remember¨… good jazz! …” (John N. De Souza – Jazz Y Algo Más, … Continue reading

Andrew Rathbun – Numbers & Letters (SCCD 31781)

SCCD 31781 Andrew Rathbun Quintet “Numbers & Letters” Ian Patterson of AAJ remarked, “ Rathbun's music is intellectually challenging and yet immediately accessible…”, when he was reviewing The Idea of North (SCCD 31762) Rathbun’s previous album. New York-based Canadian saxophonist/composer Andrew Rathbun has been releasing series of innovative albums which delight us with consistent creative and entertaining quality. Here on his latest recording Rathbun joins forces with NY’s finest rhythm section to produce another unique instrumental jazz. “ This outstanding release remains fresh with each hearing, as new facets of these performances become apparent to the listener .” (Ken Dryden – AAJ on Shadow Forms SCCD 31598) 1. Bad Call … Continue reading

Burak Bedikyan – Circle of Life (SCCD 33109)

SCCD 33109 Burak Bedikyan Quartet “Circle of Life” Burak Bedikyan is a burgeoning jazz pianist/composer from Turkey, one unlikely jazz country in spite of the nation’s historical and cultural heritage which is close to the Western world. Classically trained Bedikyan was introduced to jazz though workshop in modern theory conducted by Aydin Esen, a widely respected Turkish jazz pianist and composer in 1996. Since then Bedikyan has thrived in jazz and here his development culminates in this debut album in collaboration with three supburb American jazz artists: Chris Potter (sax), Peter Washington (bass) and Bill Stewart (drums). “….his music sits at the gateway of East and West, opening a window … Continue reading

Dave Stryker – All the Way (SCCD 31455)

1. I got rhythm (George Gershwin)2. All the way (Jimmy Van Heusen)3. All or nothing at all (Lawrence/Altman)4. God bless the child (Billie Holiday)5. Dearly beloved (Jerome Kern)6. Brother can you spare a dime (Harburg/Gorney)7. A lazy afternoon (Maross-Latouche)8. The touch of your lips (Ray Noble) UPC/EAN: 716043145522 … Continue reading

Ron McClure – Never Forget (SCCD 31279)

SCCD 31279 Never Forget / Ron McClure Quintet “… .A fine bassist…also an exceptional composer who draws on non-jazz tonalities with great confidence….” ( The Penguin Guide to JAZZ) “… .impressive… strong melodies and themes that are multi-structured….He is subtle and creative …” (Cadence) 1. Halfmoon again (Ron McClure)2. Hello spring (Ron McClure)3. Lament for lost heroes (Ron McClure)4. Belle (Ron McClure)5. Never forget (Vincent Herring)6. Hey new day (Ron McClure)7. We'll say hello again (Ron McClure)8. Illusions of … (Ron McClure)9. Stinky fingers (Ron McClure)10. Remember me (Ron McClure) UPC/EAN: 716043127924 … Continue reading