Idrees Sulieman – Bird’s Grass (SCCD 31202)

SCCD 31202 Bird's Grass / Idrees Sulieman Quintet Idrees Sulieman (b. August 7, 1923 in St. Petersburg, FL.) is one of the first to adopt the bebop style in trumpet playing. Sulieman played and recorded with Thelonious Monk, Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie to mention a few. “… the whole album is an excellent demonstration of that special kind of gentle but sparkily swinging bebop that is Sulieman’s trademark …” (Keith Knox, Jazz Forum) 1. Wee (Denzil Best)2. The summer knows (Michel Legrand)3. Billie's bounce (Charlie Parker)4. Loneliness is a mutual feeling (Per Goldschmidt)5. All your words (Idrees Sulieman)6. Loneliness is a mutual feeling (Per Goldschmidt) UPC/EAN: … Continue reading

Red Mitchell – Chocolate Cadillac (SCCD 31161)

SCCD 31161 Chocolate Cadillac / Red Mitchell Quintet Red Mitchell (1927- 1992) was known for his original improvisation style and his retuned bass sound. He performed and recorded with Billie Holiday, Jimmy Ranye, Gerry Mulligan, Hampton Hawes, etc. In the late 60s Mitchell moved to Sweden and played in Europe with such visiting American musicians as Dizzy Gillespie and Phil Woods. “…. definately one of the best contra bass releases …” (A.G. Compact , France) 1. Idrees (Red Mitchell)2. U.A.I. (You are invited) (Idrees Sulieman)3. These foolish things (Marvell/Strachey/Link)4. A theme for Ahmad (Horace Parlan)5. Chocolate Cadillac (Idrees Sulieman) UPC/EAN: 716043116126 … Continue reading

Idrees Sulieman – Now Is The Time (SCCD 31052)

SCCD 31052 Now Is The Time / Idrees Sulieman Quartet “ The quartet exhibits much empathy and rapport, and allows Sulieman’s fully mature trumpet style free reign completely…The entire session is mellow and supremely musical …” (Jazz Forum) 1. Mirror lake (Idrees Sulieman)2. Misty Thursday (Duke Jordan)3. Saturday afternoon at four (Idrees Sulieman)4. A theme for Ahmad (Horace Parlan)5. Now's the time (Charlie Parker)6. The best I could dream (Idrees Sulieman)7. Care free (Idrees Sulieman)8. The best I could dream (Idrees Sulieman) UPC/EAN: 716043105229 … Continue reading

Horace Parlan – Arrival (SCCD 31012)

SCCD 31012 Arrival / Horace Parlan Trio/Quintet Horace Parlan (b. Pittsburgh Jan. 19, 1931) being one of the last American jazz musicians of his generation to settle in Europe has been the resident of Denmark since 1972. He had been best known for his association with Charles Mingus’s Jazz Workshop before his successful duo recordings with Archie Shepp (SCCD 31079 & 31139) with whom he has been touring major cities in Europe and USA. This is Horace’s first recording for SteepleChase for which he chose his working group to back him up marking his arrival in Europe. 1. Arrival (Horace Parlan)2. For heaven's sake (Meyer/Brown/Edwards)3. Norma (Milt Jackson)4. New start … Continue reading

Idrees Sulieman – Groovin’ (SCCD 31218)

SCCD 31218 Groovin' / Idrees Sulieman, Horace Parlan etc Idrees Sulieman who was one of the first trumpeters to play bop and recorded with a host of jazz giants such as Coleman Hawkins Thelonious Monk, Randy Weston, Mary Lou Williams, Teddy Charles, Gene Ammons, etc. “.. .an enjoyable recording to which all the players contribute worthwhile statements, in particular pianist Horace Parlan…Sulieman’s trumpet should be required listening for anyone with serious interest in bop trumpet …” (Keith Knox, Jazz Forum) 1. Groovin' high (Dizzy Gillespie)2. Tell me what's your name (K. Laursen)3. If I only knew (Idrees Sulieman)4. Late before time (Idrees Sulieman)5. Lipstick (K. Laursen)6. The center of Copenhagen … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – More Than You Know (SCCD 31030)

SCCD 31030 More Thank You Know / Dexter Gordon & Orchestra Arranged and conducted by Palle Mikkelborg It has long been a dream for Dexter to record an album with orchestra with strings. The dream came true on his second album after he became exclusive recording artist for SteepleChase. Many years passed since then but Dexter had still called this recording his favourite and best in one of the interviews before his death. The orchestra here consists of members from the Royal Danish Orchestra, The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and The Danish Radio Big Band. The arranger/conductor (and trumpeter) Palle Mikkelborg has also arranged and conducted Miles Davis’s last … Continue reading