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

Kevin Hays – Crossroad (SCCD 31324)

SCCD 31324 Crossroad / Kevin Hays Quintet For his third CD here, Kevin Hays leads a quintet with outstanding New York musicians. “ Kevin Hays shows on this set that he is not an overbearing leader but he exhibits a happy knack of drawing out the best from those in his company….No wonder he is rapidly making such a mark on the New York scene .” (Mark Gardner) 1. P.S. the blues (Bryant)2. Gaslight (Duke Pearson)3. Garden view (Scott Wendholt)4. Woody's call (Bryant)5. Quartet (Kevin Hays/Pat Zimmerli)6. Crossroad (Scott Wendholt)7. Nature boy (A. Eden/Ahbez)8. Softly as in a morning sunrise (Oscar Rombers/Hammerstein) UPC/EAN: 716043132423 … Continue reading