Marcus Printup – Desire (SCCD 31763)

SCCD 31763 Marcus Printup Quartet “Desire” The Lincoln Center Orchestra’s long-time star trumpeter Marcus Printup has teamed up here again with harpist Riza Hequibal to present a brilliantly conceived program of jazz and pop standards together with inspiring originals by Printup and Hequibal. On the previous collaboration between Marcus and Riza “A Time For Love” SCCD 31711 Mike Joyce of JazzTimes comments, “… Printup’s cohesive and resourceful trio with harpist Riza Hequibal and bassist Kengo Nakamura recasts and rekindles a string of romantic ballads with a lean mixture of lyricism and swing ….” 1. Along The Way (Riza Hequibal Printup)2. El Gato Travieso (Marcus Printup)3. Desire (Marcus Printup)4. One Note … Continue reading

George Colligan – Living For The City (SCCD 31727)

Chuck Berg of JazzTimes remarked several years ago, “SteepleChase producer Nils Winther apparently liked what he heard when first checking out George Colligan because he gave the pianist a chance to cultivate his original voice as a vital SteepleChase artist. …..Colligan shows signs of becoming one of the best pianists and composers of his generation.” Colligan indeed became “one of the brightest and most articulate new pianists on today’s scene”. With this 2011 album George begins a new collaboration with the label where he made his debut album “Activism” (SCCD 31382) 15 years ago. 1. It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing (Duke Ellington)2. Water Babies … Continue reading

Tom Guarna – Out From The Underground (SCCD 31607)

“ There can be no doubt that Tom Guarna and his three dedicated colleagues make their mark with an hour of fluent and adventurous music, confirming that besides being an exceptional guitarist, the leader is also a composer and arranger of genuine ability …” (from the liner notes by Mark Gardner) 1. Old Lady (Tom Guarna)2. Reunion (Tom Guarna)3. Out From The Underground (Tom Guarna)4. If We Meet Again (Tom Guarna)5. I Can Hear Your Eyes (Tom Guarna)6. Two If By Sea (Tom Guarna)7. C's Blues (Tom Guarna)8. I Remember (Tom Guarna) UPC/EAN: 716043160723 … Continue reading