Martin Jacobsen – At The Jazz House (SCCD 31802)

SCCD 31802 Martin Jacobsen “At The Jazz House” It is of certain significance to think of the fact that Martin Jacobsen was born and grew up in Copenhagen which has been arguably the European capital of jazz. Martin basically taught himself jazz at the age of 19 in this richly jazz-orientated city. He later moved to Paris, another European hot-spot of jazz. Like Jacobsen’s well-received SteepleChase debut album “Current State” SCCD 31548 this live recording from Copenhagen’s JAZZHOUSE features Doug Raney on guitar. “Martin Jacobsen, Danish saxophone star with a rich and smooth sound, well confirmed in the Coltrane tradition. Doug Raney, American guitarist launched by the Chet Baker Trio, … Continue reading

Doug Raney, Dave Stryker, Freddie Bryant – Jam Session Vol. 10 (SCCD 31555)

The 10 th of SteepleChase’ ongoing series of Jam Sessions finds three ace guitarists in creative, competitive but friendly atmosphere of recording studio. On earlier Jam Session series, Chris Parker of CD Reviews commented, “… a varied programme skilfully played by all concerned …. .” and Derek Taylor of All About Jazz wrote, “… The Danish SteepleChase imprint has long recognized the fertile dynamics of jam sessions, fronting the resources for many in its roster of players to convene in just such supportive surroundings …” 1. Seven Come Eleven (Benny Goodman/Charlie Christian)2. Nardis (Bill Evans)3. My Little Suede Shoes (Charlie Parker)4. Orchid (Dave Stryker)5. Sippin' At Bells (Miles Davis)6. The … Continue reading

Martin Jacobsen – Current State (SCCD 31548)

Martin Jacobsen 36, a new Danish saxophone star lives in Paris and performs there as well as in all the major cities of Europe. His quartet featuring American guitarist Doug Raney has been enjoying great reception wherever they played. “… Two acclaimed musicians …performed with a quartet de luxe, have chances to surprise many a listener! ” (Jazz Valley, France) With this his impressive debut album we all have chance to hear how one of the most current and brilliant jazz groups in European continent sounds like. 1. Witchcraft (Cy Coleman)2. Backwater (Martin Jacobsen)3. Stairways to the stars (Frank Signorelli)4. Forest flower (Charles Lloyd)5. This I dig of you (Hank … Continue reading

Horace Parlan – Hi-Fly (SCCD 31417)

SCCD 31417Hi-Fly / Horace Parlan Track 1-6 were originally issued as SCD-17003 (Direct-to-Disc LP) Other tracks previously unissued “… a record that is superbly recorded by the direct cut method, and a record that demands to be recommended for your late night and good cognac mood .” (Barry McRae, Jazz Journal International) 1. Hi-fly (Randy Weston)2. Round about midnight (Thelonious Monk)3. Once I loved (Antonio Carlos Jobim)4. Darn that dream (Jimmy Van Heusen)5. Who cares (George Gershwin)6. West Coast blues (Wes Montgomery)7. Hi-fly (Randy Weston)8. Round about midnight (Thelonious Monk)9. Once I loved (Antonio Carlos Jobim)10. Darn that dream (Jimmy Van Heusen)11. Who cares (George Gershwin)12. West Coast blues (Wes … Continue reading

Doug Raney – Back In New York (SCCD 31409)

SCCD 31409 Back In New York / Doug Raney Quartet “ Once again, Doug Raney has been lifted to produce music of distinction and character by a visit to his homeland and the company of an ace trio who measured up to the assignment with consummate professionalism …” (Mark Gardner) 1. I'm old fashioned (Jerome Kern)2. For Heaven's sake (Meyer/Brown/Edwards)3. The touch of your lips (Ray Noble)4. Skylark (Hoagy Carmichael)5. All or nothing at all (Lawrence/Altman)6. I wanna talk about you (Billy Eckstine)7. Get out of town (Cole Porter) UPC/EAN: 716043140923 … Continue reading

Jimmy Raney, Doug Raney – Nardis (SCCD 31184)

SCCD 31184 Nardis / Jimmy & Doug Raney “… (Jimmy) Raney’s partnership with his, Doug, has been one of the most productive and sympathetic of his career. Their duos are masterpieces of guitar interplay …” (The Penguin Guide To JAZZ) 1. There'll never be another you (Harry Warren)2. I can't get started (Vernon Duke)3. All God's children got rhythm (Jerman-Kahn-Karper)4. What's new (Haggart/Burke)5. Nardis (Bill Evans)6. Easy to love (Cole Porter)7. Canon (Jimmy Raney) UPC/EAN: 716043118427 … Continue reading

John McNeil – I’ve Got The World On A String (SCCD 31183)

SCCD 31183 I've Got The World On A String / John McNeil Quartet Recorded during McNeil’s European tour in 1983 with a fellow American Doug Raney and the best Danish rhythm section, this album caught the trumpeter at his top form. 1. I remember you (Johnny Mercer)2. Yours is my heart alone (Franz Lehar)3. I've got the world on a string (Harry Arlen)4. Never never land (Jule Styne)5. Blue bossa (Kenny Dorham)6. Si Si (Charlie Parker)7. My melancholy baby (Morton/Burnett)8. O grande amor (Antonio Carlos Jobim)9. A slow boat to China (Frank Loesser) UPC/EAN: 716043118328 … Continue reading