Stanley Cowell “No Illusions” (SCCD 31828)

SCCD 31828 Stanley Cowell “No Illusions” New Release, shipping June 15, 2017 Pianist/composer Stanley Cowell at age 75 is having an on-going renaissance as a performer since his retirement from Rutgers University in 2013. The group presented here is scheduled to have a three-night stint at New York City’s renowned live jazz spot Smokes in May. This is Cowell’s 15th release from SteepleChase. “…Cowell’s recording career now spans more than thirty years….an impressive consistency of purpose and the highest level of musical thought.” (Richard Cook & Brian Morton – The Penguin Guide to Jazz) STANLEY COWELL piano, thumb piano, Kyma Bruce Williams alto saxophone, flute Jay Anderson bass Billy Drummond … Continue reading

Louis Smith – There Goes My Heart (SCCD 31415)

SCCD 31415 There Goes My Heart / Louis Smith Quintet Since his retirement as a music educator in 1993, Louis Smith has been back to the full-time jazz scene with vigour and devotion. Here on his 7 th album for SteepleChase Louis is undoubtedly in his top form. 1. SGB (Louis Smith)2. Ray's idea (Ray Brown)3. Abe's axe (Louis Smith)4. Prince Albert (Kenny Dorham)5. You don't know what love is (DePaul/Raye)6. Poor butterfly (Hubbell)7. Blue bossa (Kenny Dorham)8. There goes my heart (Davis/Silver) UPC/EAN: 716043141524 … Continue reading

Stanley Cowell – Hear Me One (SCCD 31407)

SCCD 31407 Hear Me One / Stanley Cowell Quartet “… A supremely gifted player who bridges Bud Powell with the free movement of the 1960s …” (Penguin Guide to Jazz) “… Hear Me One reveals that Stanley Cowell’s exceptional imagination and keyboard skills are converging to produce improvised music of taste, substance, feeling and lasting value ….” (Mark Gardner) 1. Hear me one (Sunny Cowell)2. Ruby my dear (Thelonious Monk)3. Quartet (Stanley Cowell)4. Banana pudding (Stanley Cowell)5. Anthropology (CharlieParker/Dizzy Gillespie)6. Tinged (Stanley Cowell)7. Photon in a paper world (Stanley Cowell)8. Ferrell (Bruce Williams) UPC/EAN: 716043140725 … Continue reading