Andy LaVerne – All Ways (SCCD 31569)

Piano/organ/drums is an uncommon combination, but how well it works in the hands (and feet) of such sensitive performers! (Mark Gardner) In this strikingly unusual “Trio” format Andy LaVerne finds a most tasteful and brilliant partner in organist Gary Versace and a new musical horizon to explore. 1. Without A Song (Youmans/Rose/Eliscu)2. Apropos (Andy LaVerne)3. Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock)4. Hydroponic (Andy LaVerne)5. So Long Ago (Andy LaVerne)6. Blue Bossa (Kenny Dorham)7. Love Is A Many Splendored Things (Sammy Fain / Alfred Newman)8. Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered (Richard Rodgers)9. All Ways (Andy LaVerne)10. Cool-De-La (Andy LaVerne) UPC/EAN: 716043156924 … Continue reading

Dave Scott – Song For Amy (SCCD 31561)

This is trumpeter/composer Dave Scott’s leader debut CD, though Dave has been one of the most sought after musicians both on East and West Coasts performing with Gerry Mulligan, Tom Harrell, Clark Terry, Kim Richmond, among others. “… in Song For Amy Dave Scott and his men have laid down an important first marker with this inaugural CD which confirms that this is a group with much to say and a stimulating, unhackneyed way of saying it .” (Mark Gardner form the linernotes) 1. Vindaloo (Dave Scott)2. Walls (Dave Scott)3. Coercion (Dave Scott)4. Song For Amy (Dave Scott)5. Scooper (Dave Scott)6. W.S. (Dave Scott)7. Profound Dilution (Dave Scott) UPC/EAN: 716043156122 … Continue reading