Rich Perry – Gone (SCCD 31670)

Following the successful 2008 album “e-motion” (SCCD 31620)Rich Perry teams up with his quintessential group of 15 years – a quartet – pianist Danko, bassist Anderson and drummer Jeff Hirshfield. “…The openness and shared mission to make great music ensures that the nine tracks are all first-rate performances…. This CD is as good as it gets. ” (Francis Lo Kee on “e-motion”, AllAboutJazz) 1. Gone With The Wind (Allie Wrubel)2. Theme For Ernie (Fred Lacey)3. Don't Blame Me (Jimmy McHugh)4. Emily (Johnny Mandel)5. You Say You Care (Jule Styne)6. Estate (Brunos Martino)7. Nancy With The Laughin' Face (Jimmy Van Heusen) UPC/EAN: 716043167029 … Continue reading

Rich Perry – At The Kitano 2 (SCCD 31645)

On revewing the first volume of the Kitano live recordings (SCCD 31600) Matthew Miller of allaboutjazz commented , “…. Perry once again dazzles with his facility and impeccable taste and further asserts himself as one of the most gifted saxophonists of his generation.” 1. My Shining Hour (Harry Arlen)2. Love Walked In (George Gershwin)3. Just In Time (Klenner/Lewis)4. Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma)5. Wee (Denzil Best) UPC/EAN: 716043164523 … Continue reading

Harold Danko, Ron McClure – Wonderland (SCCD 31638)

1. Wonderland (Benny Carter)2. I Made You Laugh (Ron McClure)3. Nardis (Miles Davis)4. To Start Again (Harold Danko)5. Liz Ann (Cal Tjader)6. Freezin' (Ron McClure)7. Midnight Grazer's Dilemma (Ron McClure)8. I Do It Better At Night (Earl Hines)9. Stella By Starlight (Victor Young)10. Beautiful Friendship (Stanley Styne)11. Nightquest (Ron McClure) UPC/EAN: 716043163823 … Continue reading

Rich Perry – E-motion (SCCD 31620)

Rich Perry for this his latest quartet release is teamed up with his original sidemen (Danko, Hirshfield and Anderson) whom he goes back more than 13 years. “ Perry and cohorts play jazz for the 21 st century which shows a constant awareness and love what went before. Meanwhile, they are writing their own personal additions to the music’s history. ” (Mark Gardner) His previous album “Live at the Kitano 1” (SCCD 31600) drew a lot of attention from the critics as well as from the fans. Matthew Miller of allaboutjazz wrote, “ Perry once again dazzles with his facility and impeccable taste and further asserts himself as one of … Continue reading

Harold Danko – Times Remembered (SCCD 31612)

Pianist Harodl Danko brings back his successful “Trilix”(SCCD ) trio to present another essential trio treats here. On “Trilix” album Donald Elfman of All About Jazz wrote, “When a piano trio—or any jazz group, for that matter—is at the top of its game, all of the qualities that make its individual members shine come to the fore but also work in the service of both the tunes and the larger aesthetic of the group. Harold Danko (piano), Michael Formanek (bass) and Jeff Hirshfield (drums) make a vitally engaging, intelligent and musical trio album. 1. Time Remembered (Bill Evans)2. All Or Nothing At All (Arthur Altman)3. How Deep Is The Ocean … Continue reading

Rich Perry – At The Kitano 1 (SCCD 31600)

SteepleChase is proud to present the frist volume of quintessential Rich Perry Quartet live from New York’s newest and hottest jazz venue The Kitano Hotel on Park Avenue. 1. In Your Own Sweet Way (Dave Brubeck)2. You And The Night And The Music (Schwartz/Dietz)3. I Thought About You (Jimmy Van Heusen)4. Just Friends (Klenner/Lewis)5. Billie's Bounce (Charlie Parker)6. I'll Remember April (DePaul/Raye) UPC/EAN: 716043160020 … Continue reading

Rich Perry – Rhapsody (SCCD 31595)

Perry and Danko have been closely working together for almost 30 years. As evident in their first duo album “Canceos do Brasil” (SCCD 31463), they are in total empathy and harmony again here on this new duo programme. “ Rich Perry is that rarest of tenor saxophonists—a complete musician with an understanding of space and timing, a palpable sense of color and humor and absolutely no need to showboat or compromise. ….. he makes jazz that’s adventurous and highly listenable ….. playing standards not frequently performed and in new ways of playing in the tradition ….” (Donald Elfman – Allaboutjazz) “ Danko's a mature player who knows the power of … Continue reading

Rich Perry – You’re My Everything (SCCD 31576)

“… this is a typically thoughtful, engrossing session from a contemporary master of the saxophone ,…” (Mark Gardner from the liner notes) On Rich Perry’s previous release SCCD 31558 East of the Sun and West of 2 nd Avenue, David Franklin of JazzTimes wrote, “ Tenorist Rich Perry began a fruitful relationship with SteepleChase more than a decade ago…That long-term collaboration contributes significantly to the success of the present effort. …With his full but soft-edged tone, subtle articulation and impeccable use of dynamics, Perry imbues each of the nine standards in the program with intense feeling …” 1. Slow Boat To China (Frank Loesser)2. You're My Everything (Harry Warren)3. Nature … Continue reading

Harold Danko – Hinesight (SCCD 31568)

Harold Danko renders his most personal pianistic insight into the music of Earl Hines precisely 100 years after the great piano man’s birth. “… The CD should make everyone dig out their Hines sides and listen again to the pieces and personality that made such an indelible imprint on the jazz muse.” (Mark Gardner) Of the Harold Danko Trio’s 2004 release Trilix SCCD 31551, Steve Futtermn of JazzTimes wrote, “… Danko’s a mature player who knows the power of economy, melodic sense and a refined touch; wasting not a note, his improvisations always tell a compelling story.” 1. Deep Forest (Earl Hines)2. You Can Depend On Me (Earl Hines)3. Rosetta … Continue reading