George Colligan – Stomping Ground (SCCD 31441)

1. Right now (Charles Tolliver)2. I fall in love too easily (Jule Styne)3. Duchess (Billy Hart)4. What are you doing the rest of your life (Michel Legrand)5. Upper Manhattan medical group (Billy Strayhorn)6. For Jan (Kenny Wheeler)7. Stomping ground (George Colligan)8. The peacocks (Jimmy Rowles)9. The priestess (Billy Harper) UPC/EAN: 716043144129 … Continue reading

Ron McClure – Dream Team (SCCD 31435)

SCCD 31435 Dream Team / Ron McClure Veteran bassist/composer Ron McClure calls the collection of players on this session “Dream Team”, because he has long waited to assemble this group. And the wait was worth while. Especially with the addition of tenorman Rich Perry whom McClure describes as “one of the World’s most definitive tenor players in the past few years…”, Dream Team has put together a superb recital of McClure’s new originals. 1. Denial's goat (Ron McClure)2. Dream team (Ron McClure)3. One of us (Ron McClure)4. Darius dance (Marc Copland)5. A song of love (Ron McClure)6. Tango (Ron McClure)7. Gaijin (Ron McClure)8. Aftermath (Ron McClure) UPC/EAN: 716043143528 … Continue reading

Duke Jordan – Double Duke (SCCD 37039/40)

MID-PRICE SERIES SCCD 37039/40 Double Duke / Duke Jordan Trio Previously issued on SCCD 31135 & SCCD 31165 “Brooklyn pianist enjoys first rate bass and drums backup…He’s one of the giants of the bop era, but his stylings are contemporary and entertaining.” (Recommended album, Billboard) “… while Jordan’s elegantly simple playing is a delight, his compositions are equally intriguing. …the album has the best work I’ve ever heard from Pedersen and solos from Jordan that proceed with the serene clarity of a mountain spring .” (Larry Kart, Chicago Tribune) 1. Change a pace (Duke Jordan)2. I thought you'd call today (Duke Jordan)3. Double Scotch (Duke Jordan)4. Miss Kissed (Duke Jordan)5. … Continue reading

Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen – The Bassic Trio (SCCD 37037/38)

MID-PRICE SERIES SCCD 37037/38 The Bassic Trio / Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen Trio Previously issued on SCCD 31083 & SCCD 31093 “… ‘Trio’ maintains a high level of ingenuity throughout: it demonstrates again NHØP’s facility and invention and confirms his position as one of the top ranking bassist .” (Bill Henderson, Black Music & Jazz Review) “… an internally well-balanced ensemble, the constant interplay of their music being its main attraction …” (Max H., Jazz Journal) 1. Country walk (Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen)2. Cowboy samba (Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen)3. Les septs boules de crystal (Philip Catherine)4. Autumn leaves (Joseph Kosma)5. Air power (Philip Catherine)1. The puzzle (Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen)2. Flower dreams (Niels-Henning … Continue reading

Buck Hill – Northeas Festival (SCCD 37035/36)

MID-PRICE SERIES SCCD 37035/36 Northsea Festival / Buck Hill Quartet Previously issued on SCCD 31160 & SCCD 31173 “ Buck Hill is one of the most notable ‘regional’ jazzmen in America …” (The Penguin Guide to Jazz) “… the saxophonist is continuously improving…his contribution is ever convincingly superb ..” (Jazz Magazine) 1. Easy to love (Cole Porter)2. Little face (Reuben Brown)3. Mr. Barrow (Reuben Brown)4. Spaces (Reuben Brown)5. Brakes (Buck Hill)6. Two chord Molly (Buck Hill)1. Alone together (Arthur Schwartz)2. Penn Station (Reuben Brown)3. Yesterdays (Jerome Kern)4. Impressions (John Coltrane)5. Spaces (Reuben Brown) UPC/EAN: 716043703524 … Continue reading

Dave Stryker – Big Room (SCCD 31426)

SCCD 31426 Big Room / Dave Stryker Quartet On his latest album Dave Stryker put together a superlative group featuring the New York scene’s most original tenor saxophonist Rick Perry. With his “ enormous technique, rock-hard swing, and a penchant for finely-sculpted solos ” (Chicago Weekly) and “ with a soulful, Grant Green tone and one of the most natural sense of melodic invention …”(The Seattle Times) Dave Stryker welcomes you to the Big Room. 1. Big room (Dave Stryker)2. Nascimento (Dave Stryker)3. Hymn (Dave Stryker)4. Jabali (Dave Stryker)5. Mood (Dave Stryker)6. Arrival (Dave Stryker)7. Hymn (reprise) (Dave Stryker) UPC/EAN: 716043142620 … Continue reading

Reuben Brown – Ice Scape (SCCD 31423)

SCCD 31423 Ice Scape / Reuben Brown Trio Here’s a much overdue leadership debut by the legendary Washington-based pianist/composer Reuben Brown. “… we are introduced to a mature talent in full bloom and bursting with original ideas …” (Mark Gardner) 1. Billy (Reuben Brown)2. Mack the knife (Kurt Weil)3. A night in Tunesia (Dizzy Gillespie)4. Ice scape (Reuben Brown)5. Joe (Reuben Brown)6. It's the night I like (Reuben Brown)7. Lonely afternoon (Reuben Brown)8. Twilight at Duke's place (Reuben Brown)9. Lush life (Billy Strayhorn)10. Catania (Reuben Brown) UPC/EAN: 716043142323 … Continue reading