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

Dave Stryker – Blue To The Bone II (SCCD 31465)

1. Rockin' in rhythm (Duke Ellington)2. Goin' to New Orleans – introduction (Dave Stryker)3. Goin' to new Orleans (Dave Stryker)4. Sittin' on top of the world (Howlin' Wolf)5. 24 for Elvin (Dave Stryker)6. Mystery street (Dave Stryker)7. The squeeze (Dave Stryker)8. Mood (Dave Stryker)9. Mug shot (Steve Slagle) UPC/EAN: 716043146529 … Continue reading

Sam Newsome – This Masquerade (SCCD 31503)

SCCD 31503 The Masquerade/ Sam Newsome Quartet Though Sam Newsome started out as a tenor/alto saxophonist, he has always been attracted to the sound of soprano saxophone, noting “ The sound of the soprano allows me to be more lyrical and express what I hear .” As a soprano saxophonist, Newsome made a compelling debut album in 1998 entitled “The Tender Side of Sammy Straighthorn” (SCCD 31452). On this new album Mark Gardner remarks, “ Sam’s soprano tone is becoming even more individual. Every note is beautifully enunciated, and while the shape of his improvisations benefits from his expressive ease, he can add an edge to his sound whenever he … Continue reading

Sam Newsome – The Tender Side of Sammy Straighthorn (SCCD 31452)

1. Victoria's secret (Sam Newsome)2. The tender side of Sammy Straighthorn (Sam Newsome)3. Autumn leaves (Joseph Kosma)4. 12 bars from hell (Sam Newsome)5. Lullaby of Takeda (Sam Newsome)6. The dumpness of Nyack (Sam Newsome)7. All the things you are (Jerome Kern) UPC/EAN: 716043145225 … 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

Dave Stryker – The Greeting (SCCD 31387)

SCCD 31387 The Greeting / Dave Stryker Quintet Following the highly acclaimed big band recording NOMAD (SCCD 31371 ), SteepleChase recording artist Dave Stryker is presenting now a quintet without horn to put his guitar up front exploring different rhythms and music from different places as well as jazz. 1. Armageddon (Wayne Shorter)2. The greeting (Dave Stryker)3. Song for Lesley (Dave Stryker)4. Serengeti (Dave Stryker)5. Spirit in the wind (Dave Stryker)6. One for Will (Dave Stryker)7. Azzara (Dave Stryker)8. Requiem/As we used to sing (Dave Stryker) UPC/EAN: 716043138722 … Continue reading