Jay Anderson “Deepscape” (SCCD 31870)

SCCD 31870 Jay Anderson “Deepscape” Bassist/Composer/Educator Jay Anderson (b. in California) is so much in demand that it is difficult to come up with any distinguished musicians who have not had Jay in their band for gigs and/or recordings. Here on his 92nd appearance on SteepleChase the label has the pleasure of showcasing Jay Anderson as the frontline soloist/leader. Anderson with dazzling ability to create musical landscape presents 11 tracks with diversity unified by the deep resonance of a double bass superior. “Mr. Anderson has a melodic sense that effectively shapes his solos and adds subtle touches to his accompaniments.” (John S. Wilson – New York Times) “…a most imaginative … Continue reading

Dave Ballou – Regards (SCCD 31573)

On his 7 th CD on the label trumpetter Dave Ballou combines the jazz tradition, free improvisation and modern composition to reflect his ever-evolving musical mind. On Ballou’s earlier release “On This Day“ (SCCD 31504) Duck Baker JazzTimes wrote, “ Listeners who believe that free playing is only about angst and catharsis should check out this impressing and engaging outing .” 1. Tenderly (Hoagy Carmichael)2. Labels (Dave Ballou)3. Bemsha Swing (Thelonious Monk)4. Bumpus (Dave Ballou)5. If I Should Lose You (Ralph Rainger)6. Regards (Dave Ballou)7. I Remember You (Johnny Mercer)8. Blues (Dave Ballou) UPC/EAN: 716043157327 … Continue reading

Rich Perry – Left Alone (SCCD 31421)

SCCD 31421 Left Alone / Rich Perry Quartet “ Rich Perry will definitely add to his growing reputation with the circulation of this latest manifestation of his seductive saxophoning…in yet another persuasive memoir of his enviable clarity and finely focused musical vision .” (Mark Gardner) 1. Infant eyes (Wayne Shorter)2. Tripping (Andrew Hill)3. Left alone (Mal Waldron)4. When will the blues leave (Ornette Coleman)5. Long ago and far away (Jerome Kern)6. Bemsha swing (Thelonious Monk)7. My one and only love (Mellin/Woods)8. Big foot (Paul Bley) UPC/EAN: 716043142125 … Continue reading