George Colligan – The Newcomer (SCCD 31414)

SCCD 31414 The Newcomer / George Colligan Quintet One of New York’s most sought-after pianists George Colligan displays again his extraordinary talent as a performer/composer/arranger here in his second leader album on SteepleChase (the first release: SCCD 31382 Activism ). 1. The Big Puch (Wayne Shorter)2. Submersion (George Colligan)3. The newcomer (Mercedes Rossy)4. #10 (Kurt Rosenwinkle)5. So in love (Cole Porter)6. Empty canvas (George Colligan)7. Ricardo's tune (George Colligan)8. Evidence (Thelonious Monk) UPC/EAN: 716043141425 … Continue reading

Lee Konitz – Dearly Beloved (SCCD 31406)

SCCD 31406 Dearly Beloved / Lee Konitz Quartet “ In Lee Konitz’ 70 th year and his 50 th as a recording artist, comes another new CD album that reinforces all the musical values to which this distinctive saxophonist has always adhered – spontaneity, purity of line, logical solo development, tonal certainly and rhythmic fluidity ….” (Mark Gardner) 1. The way you look tonight (Jerome Kern)2. Ev'rytime we say goodbye (Cole Porter)3. Someday my prince will come (Churchill/Morey)4. Bye bye blackbird (Dixon/Henderson)5. Dearly beloved (Jerome Kern)6. The night has a thousand eyes (Bernier-Brainin) UPC/EAN: 716043140626 … Continue reading

Dave Stryker – Blue To The Bone (SCCD 31400)

SCCD 31400 Blue To The Bone / Dave Stryker Octet SteepleChase recording artist Dave Stryker’s latest album features the guitarist’s roots in blues. Surrounded by the New York scene’s hippest jazz instrumentalists Stryker presents a dazzling set of “ a perfect marriage of Stryker’s jazzy sensibility and his bluesiest tendencies ” (Bill Milkowski) which will no doubt be acclaimed both by jazz and blues fans. 1. Blues revisited (Dave Stryker)2. Messenger (Steve Slagle)3. Blue to the bone (Dave Stryker)4. Swamp thing (Dave Stryker)5. Bayou blues (Dave Stryker)6. Tchoupitoulas St. (Dave Stryker)7. Muddy waters (Dave Stryker)8. One for Mogie (Brian Lynch) UPC/EAN: 716043140022 … Continue reading

Andy LaVerne – Serenade To Silver (SCCD 31388)

SCCD 31388 Serenade To Silver / Andy LaVerne Quintet This is the third release of Andy LaVerne’s ongoing series of tributes to jazz’s great pianists/composers. (Earlier releases: In The Mood For A Classic – dedicated to Bud Powell SCCD 31342 and to Tadd Dameron – Tadd’s Delight SCCD 31375 ) The music of Horace Silver, the major influence of the 1950s’ hard bop is put into contemporary perspective by Andy and his super bop quintet. 1. Nica's dream (Horace Silver)2. Strollin' (Horace Silver)3. Song for my father (Horace Silver)4. Summer in Central Park (Horace Silver)5. Nutville/Cape Verdean (Horace Silver)6. Silver's serenade (Horace Silver)7. Gregory is here (Horace Silver)8. Peace (Horace … Continue reading