Dexter Gordon – Candlelight Lady (SCCD 31785)

SCCD 31785 Dexter Gordon Quartet “Candlelight Lady” Loose Walk the gritty soulfulness of his playing reminds us just how much we miss the greats of his generation. They don't make 'em like this anymore.” 1. The Rainbow People (Dexter Gordon)2. Old Folks (Dedate Hill)3. There Is No Greater Love (Isham Jones)4. Candlelight Lady (Dexter Gordon)5. Sticky Vicket (Dexter Gordon)6. Montmartre (Dexter Gordon) UPC/EAN: 716043178520 … Continue reading

Duke Jordan – Truth (SCCD 31175)

SCCD 31175 Truth / Duke Jordan Trio The late 1970’s were Duke Jordan’s most productive period. Here with his trio from the best seller “Flight To Denmark” (SCCD 31011), Duke Jordan plays Duke Jordan one of the most prolific and superb composers of bop. 1. Lay out blues (Duke Jordan)2. 32nd Street love (Duke Jordan)3. Truth (Duke Jordan)4. There's a star for you (Duke Jordan)5. Misty Thursday (Duke Jordan)6. Hymn to peace (Duke Jordan)7. Lady Linda (Duke Jordan)8. Night train from Snekkersten (Duke Jordan)9. 32nd Street love (take 3) (Duke Jordan)10. Lay out blues (take 1) (Duke Jordan) UPC/EAN: 716043117529 … Continue reading

Horace Parlan – Arrival (SCCD 31012)

SCCD 31012 Arrival / Horace Parlan Trio/Quintet Horace Parlan (b. Pittsburgh Jan. 19, 1931) being one of the last American jazz musicians of his generation to settle in Europe has been the resident of Denmark since 1972. He had been best known for his association with Charles Mingus’s Jazz Workshop before his successful duo recordings with Archie Shepp (SCCD 31079 & 31139) with whom he has been touring major cities in Europe and USA. This is Horace’s first recording for SteepleChase for which he chose his working group to back him up marking his arrival in Europe. 1. Arrival (Horace Parlan)2. For heaven's sake (Meyer/Brown/Edwards)3. Norma (Milt Jackson)4. New start … Continue reading

Boulou Ferré – Guitar Legacy (SCCD 37009/10)

1. Autumn leaves (Joseph Kosma)2. Change of life (Elios Ferré)3. Subconscious Lee (Lee Konitz)4. In your own sweet way (Dave Brubeck)5. Nuages (Django Reinhardt)6. The man I love (George Gershwin)1. Confirmation (Charlie Parker)2. Body and soul (Johnny Green)3. Satin doll (Duke Ellington)4. Cherokee/Marshmallow (Ray Noble/Warne Marsh)5. In your own sweet way (Dave Brubeck) UPC/EAN: 716043700929 … Continue reading

Duke Jordan – Two Loves (SCCD 31024)

SCCD 31024 Two Loves / Duke Jordan Trio “ Another superb fifty minutes of music making by Jordan from the same sessions that produced Flight To Denmark (SCCD 31011)…thoroughly recommended .” (M.S. Jazz Journal International) “.. . Two Loves is a tonic and a mighty pleasant one at that…is an immensely pleasing record …” (Patrick Sullivan, Radio Free Jazz) 1. Subway inn (Duke Jordan)2. My old flame (Coslaw/Johnston)3. Blue monk (Thelonious Monk)4. Two loves (Duke Jordan)5. No problem (Duke Jordan)6. Glad I met Pat (Duke Jordan)7. Here's that rainy day (Jimmy Van Heusen)8. On Green Dophin Street (Bronislav Kaper)9. Embraceable you (George Gershwin)10. Wait and see (Duke Jordan)11. I'll remember … Continue reading

Duke Jordan – Flight To Denmark (SCCD 31011)

SCCD 31011 Flight To Denmark / Duke Jordan Trio Charlie Parker’s favourite pianist and the composer of the famous “Jordu” Duke Jordan (b. April 1, 1922 in New York) ended his five-year seclusion from the jazz scene when he was invited to play and record in Denmark in 1973. This first recording by Jordan for SteepleChase turned out to be an enormous success which brought Jordan back in the spotlight. The best seller of SteepleChase! “… I am convinced that this is Duke Jordan’s finest record …” (jazz Journal International) “… a totally captivating listening experience …” (Billboard) “ Flight to Denmark is an essential album for anyone who enjoys … Continue reading

Johnny Griffin – Blues For Harvey (SCCD 31004)

SCCD 31004 Blues For Harvey / Johnny Griffin Quartet Live at Jazzhus Montmartre 1973 “… this is a superb Griffin recording in a long time …” (Swing Journal) “ Johnny Griffin in the 1970s remains The Little Giant – a joy to hear and this must be his most representative album in ages …” (Coda) 1. That party upstairs (Johnny Griffin)2. Alone again (Johnny Griffin)3. Sound track blues (Johnny Griffin)4. Theme (Traditional)5. Soft and furry (Johnny Griffin)6. Blues for Harvey (Johnny Griffin)7. Rhythm-a-ning/Theme (Thelonious Monk) UPC/EAN: 716043100422 … Continue reading

Boulou Ferré – Confirmation (SCCD 31243)

SCCD 31243 Confirmation / Boulou Ferré Quartet " .. .the music sparkles from the word 'go' with Parker's Confirmation…Well recorded and musically very impressive, Try and hear it ." (David Lands, Jazz Journal International) 1. Confirmation (Charlie Parker)2. Body and soul (Johnny Green)3. Satin doll (Duke Ellington)4. Cherokee/Marshmallow (Ray Noble/Warne Marsh)5. In your own sweet way (Dave Brubeck) UPC/EAN: 716043124329 … Continue reading

Ernie Wilkins – On The Roll (SCCD 31225)

SCCD 31225 On The Roll / Ernie Wilkins Almost Big Band Ernie Wilkins made phenomenal contribution to the big band music in the last four decades by composing and arranging for such major big bands as those led by Earl Hines, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James and Clark Terry. Wilkins moved to Copenhagen in 1979 and in 1980 launched his own Almost Big Band which consists of top musicians from Europe and USA. “… Under leadership of Ernie Wilkins music never becomes a mere parade of soloists. He builds up a piece and gives it a form of unity. …Listeners will keep finding fresh surprises ….” (Albrekt … Continue reading

Michal Urbaniak – Take Good Care Of My Heart (SCCD 31195)

SCCD 31195 Take Good Care Of My Heart / Michal Urbaniak with Horace Parlan Trio This recording with the title song “Take Good Care Of My Heart” by Jermine Jackson was nominated for Down Beat’s “Jazz Album Of The Year” 1985. It was also nominated for a Grammy Polish Violinist/bandleader Michal Urbaniak (b. January 22, 1943 in Warsaw) studied violin (from age 6), soprano saxophone and later tenor saxophone. While working as a classical violinist after graduating from the Conservatory in Warsaw, Michal played tenor sax in jazz groups in Poland. He moved to New York in the 70s and has made numbers of highly successful albums with his own … Continue reading