Gene Segal “Spiral” (SCCD 33132)

SCCD 33132 Gene Segal “Spiral” (New Release April 2017, Shipping April 5) Guitarist/composer Gene Segal is rapidly becoming a stalwart regular player of SteepleChase Lookout with this his 3rd album, for which Gene assembles an organ trio. With his unpredictable, open, unconventional style still intact Segal applies a mini paradigm shift to straighter jazz and reveals a new dimension. “While Segal still loves the funk, as the opening “Healing Feeling” definitively shows, the remainder of the album doesn’t easily fit into any one musical pigeonhole; unless there’s a category at your local music store called “accomplished, original jazz-rock from out of left-field.” (Dave Wayne – AAJ on SCCD 33114) GENE … Continue reading

Gene Segal Trio/Quintet – Matter (SCCD 33121)

SCCD 33121 Gene Segal Trio/Quintet “Matter” New York-based guitarist/composer Gene Segal was born in Russia and immigrated to USA as a young child with his musician family. His upbringing in European music tradition combined with American contemporary music including jazz enabled Gene Segal to create his unique universe of multi-layered music. “…the energy on this CD is different/better in major ways….if raw energy in jazz is your forte – GET THIS one!..I give Gene & all his players a definite MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED…” (Improvijazzation #146 on SCCD 33114 “Mental Images”) GENE SEGAL guitar JON IRABAGON tenor saxophone SAM SADIGURSKY clarinet, bass clarinet SEAN CONLY bass JAIMEO BROWN drums Recorded December … Continue reading

Gene Segal – Mental Images (SCCD 33114)

SCCD 33114 Gene Segal “Mental Images” Russian-Born Gene Segal, who moved to USA as a child, is one of the elite guitarists of younger generation from the New York scene. After receiving Master’s Degree in composition from prestigious William Patterson University Gene immersed himself in New York’s competitive and creative milieu to find his own voice as an instrumentalist and composer. This Gene Segal’s SteepleChase Lookout debut is the first glimpse into an ever-evolving artist revealing his fascination with Olivier Messiaen, one of the most important composers of the 20 th century. 1. Healing Feeling (Gene Segal)2. Allegory Of The Cave (Gene Segal)3. Minds Eye (Gene Segal)4. Irrational Drives (Gene … Continue reading