Dexter Gordon – The Complete Trio & Quartet Studio Recordings 1974-76 (SCCD 30010/17)

SCCD30010/17 Dexter Gordon “Complete Trio & Quartet Recordings “ SteepleChase released its first LP (SCCD 31001 Live At Montmartre Jackie McLean Quartet) in January 1973. Yes, it’s 30 years ago. SteepleChase celebrates the 30 th anniversary with this special release of Dexter Gordon 8-CD box set with 52-page booklet loaded with hitherto unpublished photos of Dexter and his sidemen. The tenor giant Dexter Gordon was and still is the backbone of SteepleChase throughout the years. The collaboration between Dexter Gordon and SteepleChase in the year 1974 – 1976 coincides with the artist’s peak of his creative power. 1. Some other blues (take 1) (John Coltrane)2. Some other blues (take 2) … Continue reading

Horace Parlan – Alone (SCCD 37041/42)

1. Alone together (Arthur Schwartz)2. Memories of you (Eubie Blake)3. Musically yours (Horace Parlan)4. Ill wind (Harry Arlen)5. Lullaby of the leaves (Petkere)6. Ruby my dear (Thelonious Monk)7. Jitterbug waltz (Fats Waller)8. Nardis (Bill Evans)1. Ruby My Dear (Thelonious Monk)2. Spring Is Here (Richard Rodgers)3. A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing (Billy Strayhorn)4. Peace (Horace Silver)5. The Maestro (Cedar Walton)6. Nardis (Bill Evans)7. Alone Together (Arthur Schwartz)8. Ill Wind (Harry Arlen) UPC/EAN: 716043704125 … Continue reading

Horace Parlan – Hi-Fly (SCCD 31417)

SCCD 31417Hi-Fly / Horace Parlan Track 1-6 were originally issued as SCD-17003 (Direct-to-Disc LP) Other tracks previously unissued “… a record that is superbly recorded by the direct cut method, and a record that demands to be recommended for your late night and good cognac mood .” (Barry McRae, Jazz Journal International) 1. Hi-fly (Randy Weston)2. Round about midnight (Thelonious Monk)3. Once I loved (Antonio Carlos Jobim)4. Darn that dream (Jimmy Van Heusen)5. Who cares (George Gershwin)6. West Coast blues (Wes Montgomery)7. Hi-fly (Randy Weston)8. Round about midnight (Thelonious Monk)9. Once I loved (Antonio Carlos Jobim)10. Darn that dream (Jimmy Van Heusen)11. Who cares (George Gershwin)12. West Coast blues (Wes … Continue reading

Doug Raney – I’ll Close My Eyes (SCCD 31166)

SCCD 31166 I'll Close My Eyes / Doug Raney Quintet Doug Raney at the time of this recording was only 25 but he had already established his own identity, though it is apparent that the greatest influence came from his famous father Jimmy Raney. The CD booklet contains his complete discography. 1. I'll close my eyes (Kaye/Reid)2. Billy's bossa (Horace Parlan)3. You've changed (Victor Young)4. Bolivia (Cedar Walton)5. Pullin' through (Ole Mathisen) UPC/EAN: 716043116621 … Continue reading

Red Holloway – Nica’s Dream (SCCD 31192)

SCCD 31192 Nica's Dream / Red Holloway Quartet Veteran blues-jazz saxophonist Red Holloway (b. May 31, 1927 in Helena, Arkansas) turned pro while still at Chicago Music School in 1943 by joining the Gene Wright band. Later he formed his own group as well as played with Lionel Hampton, Ben Webster and other giants. In this Copenhagen session with the first rate Euro-American rhythm section, Holloway blows with fire. 1. Reshma Rani Barnase (Red Holloway)2. Lover Man (Ram Ramirez)3. Love For Sale (Cole Porter)4. Nica's Dream (Horace Silver)5. Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael)6. 369 Blues (Red Holloway)7. Wee (Denzil Best) UPC/EAN: 716043119226 … Continue reading

Horace Parlan – Like Someone In Love (SCCD 31178)

SCCD 31178 Like Someone In Love / Horace Parlan Trio Trio setting best portrays Horace Parlan’s unique method of piano playing with the strong left-hand technique which he developed to supplement his partially paralysed right hand. Here with bassist Lundgaard who is on his way to the stardom as Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen has archived and an old colleague from the Mingus band Richmond, Parlan displays “ flawless inspiration, inventive melody and infallible virtuosity …” (Pierre Schavey, The Lion) 1. U.M.M.G (Billy Strayhorn)2. Ballade (Isla Eckinger)3. Scandia skies (Kenny Dorham)4. Little Esther (Horace Parlan)5. Like someone in love (Jimmy Van Heusen)6. The Duke Ellington sound of love (Charles Mingus)7. Blues in … Continue reading

Bernt Rosengren – Surprise Party (SCCD 31177)

SCCD 31177 Surprise Party / Bernt Rosengren Quartet Sweden’s top saxophonist/composer/arranger/bandleader Rosengren (b. 1937) gained wide recognition through his work with Krzysztof Komeda in Poland and his performance in the soundtrack of Polanski’s film “Knife In The Water” in 1962. Later he played with George Russell, Don Cherry and Lars Gullin. In the late 70s he formed a group with Doug Raney, who is appearing in this recording on one track as a guest player. 1. Solar (Miles Davis)2. I should care (Axel Stordahl)3. Dr. Jackle (Jackie McLean)4. Hip walk (Bernt Rosengren)5. Embraceable you (George Gershwin)6. Airegin (Sonny Rollins) UPC/EAN: 716043117727 … Continue reading

Horace Parlan – The Maestro (SCCD 31167)

SCCD 31167 The Maestro / Horace Parlan This is the second volume of Parlan’s solo recording (earlier release SCCD 31141 “Musically Yours ”). Horace Parlan (b. January 19, 1931 in Pittsburgh) after suffering from polio as child learned to play piano as a therapeutic means and developed a strong left hand technique which became his trade-mark as professional musician. “… Horace Parlan performs here 8 titles each one of which is a grand moment of jazz history …” (Midi-Libre) 1. Ruby My Dear (Thelonious Monk)2. Spring Is Here (Richard Rodgers)3. A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing (Billy Strayhorn)4. Peace (Horace Silver)5. The Maestro (Cedar Walton)6. Nardis (Bill Evans)7. Alone Together … Continue reading

Horace Parlan – Musically Yours (SCCD 31141)

SCCD 31141 Musically Yours / Horace Parlan This first solo recording by Horace Parlan (b. January 19, 1931 in Pittsburgh) reflects the pianist’s relaxed and gentle personality. 1. Alone together (Arthur Schwartz)2. Memories of you (Eubie Blake)3. Musically yours (Horace Parlan)4. Ill wind (Harry Arlen)5. Lullaby of the leaves (Petkere)6. Ruby my dear (Thelonious Monk)7. Jitterbug waltz (Fats Waller)8. Nardis (Bill Evans) UPC/EAN: 716043114122 … Continue reading

Horace Parlan – Frank-ly Speaking (SCCD 31076)

SCCD 31076 Frank-ly Speaking / Horace Parlan Quintet Pianist Horace Parlan flew to New York (he has been a resident of Denmark since 1972) to record this his third album for SteepleChase. The band which Horace put together with his favourite musicians had played the night before the recording at Rigmor’s Storyville Club in Manhattan. Horace’s “home coming” session turned out to be “.. .an upbeat, positive and exuberant occasion ..” (Jazz Journal). And Mike Hennessey of Jazz Journal wrote, “… Parlan has never sounded better and both saxophonists acquit themselves well … Highly recommended .” 1. Frank-ly speaking (Horace Parlan)2. Quietude (Thad Jones)3. Hit it (Lisle Atkinson)4. Mirror lake … Continue reading