Craig Brann “Lineage” (SCCD 31847)

SCCD 31847 Craig Brann “Lineage” Since his arrival in NYC in 1996 guitarist Craig Brann has quietly and steadily established himself as one of the elite players of his generation. In this new release, his fourth album on SteepleChase, Craig unfolds his expansive musical dimension. “There’s something for everyone here – and that’s just a way of describing New York guitarist Brann’s versatility. With invention and wit, he remodels the classic guitar trio to suit multi-sourced inspiration … It’s a veritable treasure shed of homage, freewheeling and compositional flair.” (Nigel Jarrett – Jazz Journal on SCCD 31814 Conversation between Brothers) “A Beautiful album from guitarist Craig Brann – and maybe … Continue reading

Craig Brann "A Conversation Between Brothers" (SCCD 31814)

SCCD 31814 Craig Brann “A Conversation Between Brothers” Guitarist/composer Craig Brann’s new album here finds the leader in a classic guitar trio format, a change of pace from the two previous sextet releases, bringing his rich tone and blazing chops to the fore. “Brann’s solos are tastefully muscular, his accompaniment invariably melodic; he even punctuates his own improvised phrases with appropriate chords in the manner of Barney Kessel.” (Tom Greenland – NYC Jazz Record on Mark My Words SCCD 31789) CRAIG BRANN guitar NICK MORRISON bass MATT WILSON drums Recorded May 2015 1    JOHNNY B GOODE (Chuck Berry) 3:38 2    POETIC (Craig Brann) 4:29 3    FOLKSONG FOR ETHAN (Craig Brann) … Continue reading

Craig Brann – Mark My Words (SCCD 31789)

SCCD 31789 Craig Brann “Mark My Words” Guitarist/composer and one of the newest addition to the SteepleChase recording artist list Craig Brann’s latest release “Mark My Words” features two of his prominent colleagues and friends, Mark Turner and Gregory Tardy on saxophones. Craig Brann unveils in this album with all originals his unique compositional talent. “ Craig Brann is a soulful and imaginative player and writer with a unique depth to his music. His arrangements and re-imaginings of classic songs are particularly thoughtful and fresh and his every note has meaning and purpose .” ​(Peter Bernstein) 1. Hindsight (Craig Brann)2. The Late Pope (Craig Brann)3. B(ro) Blues (Craig Brann)4. Astral … Continue reading

Craig Brann – Adventure (SCCD 31747)

A new face on SteepleChase, guitarist Craig Brann was born in Whitefield, Maine in 1978 and studied music at William Patterson University in New Jersey. He lives in Brooklyn and performs in and around New York City. Craig’s SteepleChase debut “Advent[ure]” is SteepleChase’s first ever “Christmas” album as all the tunes are based on Christmas carols. Those Christmas melodies here are, however, reworked into something fresh and new by the creative hand of Brann who has long been influenced by Lennie Tristano. " Required holiday listening… Craig Brann and friends dig deep into the jazz canon in order to truly reinvent the world of holiday music. Listen up – you'll … Continue reading