Harold Danko – After The Rain (SCCD 31356)

SCCD 31356 After The Rain / Harold Danko This Harold Danko’s second CD (earlier release SCCD 31350 Harold Danko Quartet “Next Age”) on the label is a solo piano tribute John Coltrane, which was Danko’s long-time dream project. To quote Danko from the linernotes he wrote himself, “ The thought of doing a solo piano recording of Coltrane’s music has been with me for quite some time, but it was Nils Winther who made it a reality, along with the truly amazing Fazioli piano at the SteepleChase studio in Denmark …” 1. Syeeda's Song Flute (John Coltrane)2. Lonnie's Lament (John Coltrane)3. After The Rain (John Coltrane)4. Like Sonny (John Coltrane)5. … Continue reading

Harold Danko – Next Age (SCCD 31350)

SCCD 31350 Next Age / Harold Danko Quartet Pianist/composer Harold Danko is best known for his association with hosts of jazz luminaries including Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Woody Herman, Lee Konitz, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis. This is Danko’s first recording under his own name for SteepleChase leading his working group. Understanding and communicative closeness of the band of longstanding cooperation are reflected in the music at all times. 1. Waiting time (Harold Danko)2. For Bud (Harold Danko)3. Ice mirror (Harold Danko)4. Gregarious solitude (Harold Danko)5. Silk lady (Harold Danko)6. Next age (Harold Danko)7. Rhythm's child (Harold Danko)8. Luz caverna (Harold Danko)9. Subindo (Harold Danko) UPC/EAN: 716043135028 … Continue reading

Rich Perry – To Start Again (SCCD 31331)

SCCD 31331 To Start Again / Rich Perry Quartet Tenor Saxophonist Rich Perry is one of the most exciting new artists on the scene today. Rich joined The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Big Band shortly after he moved to New York from his hometown Cleveland, Ohio in 1976 and has been an active part of the big Apple’s jazz scene since. This is Rich’s first leader album and the quartet here is his regular group over two years. “ … Perry comes forward as an powerful, eloquent and mature soloist with a wonderfully warm tone …” (Århus Stiftstidende) “ Tenor saxophonist Rich Perry is an impassioned yet cerebral wailer whose lithe … Continue reading

Lee Konitz – Yes, Yes Nonet (SCCD 31119)

SCCD 31119 Yes, Yes, Nonet / Lee Konitz Nonet “… the pleasure its players derive is highly infectious. Long may it continue …” (Melody Maker) “… A splendid session ….” (Billboard) 1. Dearth of a nation (Jimmy Knepper)2. Languid (Jimmy Knepper)3. Footprints (Wayne Shorter)4. Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael)5. Primrose path (Jimmy Knepper)6. Noche triste (Jimmy Knepper)7. My buddy (Kahn/Donaldson) UPC/EAN: 716043111923 … Continue reading