Rich Perry – Grace (SCCD 31726)

Saxophonist Rich Perry has been a mainstay of the NY jazz scene for more than 30 years. Here on his 15 th album Rich put together a piano-less trio with Jay Anderson on bass and Jeff Hirschfield on drums whom Rich describes as “two of my favourite musicians”. “ Perry … dazzles with his facility and impeccable taste and further asserts himself as one of the most gifted saxophonists of his generation .” (Francis Lo Kee – AllAboutJazz) 1. Falling Grace (Steve Swallow)2. Very Early (Bill Evans)3. Funkalero (Bill Evans)4. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (Charles Mingus)5. Eronel (Thelonious Monk)6. Modinha (Antonio Carlos Jobim)7. Thedia (Thad Jones)8. Time Remembered (Bill Evans)9. … Continue reading

Rich Perry – At The Kitano 3 (SCCD 31697)

The final set of the dazzling live recording of Rich Perry Quartet at New York’s famous jazz lounge at the Kitano Hotel puts slightly more weight on jazz originals. “…. a quartet of talented musicians playing well-worn standards can still come up with renditions startling in their freshness and artistic relevance.” ( Matthew Miller of allaboutjazz ) 1. Night Market (Rich Perry)2. Blue In Green (Bill Evans)3. There Is No Greater Love (Isham Jones)4. I Love You (Cole Porter)5. Stablemates (Benny Golson)6. Giant Steps (John Coltrane) UPC/EAN: 716043169726 … Continue reading

Harold Danko – Oatts & Perry II (SCCD 31689)

A sequel to the highly successful SCCD 31588 “Oatts & Perry I”, on which Thomas Conrad of JazzTimes commented, “… Harold Danko played with Oatts and Perry in the Thad Jones–Mel Lewis Orchestra and always wanted them in his own band. This album is a true sleeper, a blowing date on which the blowing is epic and the date is beautifully planned and recorded. ” Rich Perry is that rarest of tenor saxophonists—a complete musician. (Allabout jazz Donald Elfman) …Dick Oatts's an uncompromising jazz musician, one who possesses monster chops without trumpeting them…. (JazzTimes Owen Cordle) 1. Ain't Nothing Nu (Thad Jones)2. Blue Swedish Wildflower (Harold Danko)3. Suspended Sentense (Wayne … Continue reading

Scott Lee – Leaving (SCCD 31687)

Bill Smith of JazzTimes comments on Lee’s previous release “One Thought” (SCCD.) ,” Leader and bassist Scott Lee offers simple yet thought-provoking music on the aptly titled One Thought…. Those who feel that jazz is losing its creative edge should hear this album and other basically mainstream offerings of the last few years .” 1. Taxed (Scott Lee)2. Two Ways (Scott Lee)3. Musing (Scott Lee)4. JGB (Scott Lee)5. Old Friends Talking (Scott Lee)6. Choice (Scott Lee)7. The Connection (Scott Lee)8. Leaving (Scott Lee)9. Drummersome (Scott Lee)10. What's Up (Scott Lee)11. Shamrock (Scott Lee) UPC/EAN: 716043168729 … Continue reading

Harold Danko – Escapades (SCCD 31674)

On Trilix SCCD 31551 allaboutjazz’ Donald Elfman 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 … Harold Danko (piano), Michael Formanek (bass) and Jeff Hirshfield (drums) make a vitally engaging, intelligent and musical trio album. …” 1. Murmur Not (Harold Danko)2. All The Things You Are (Jerome Kern)3. Tired Trade (Andrew Hill)4. Poinciana (Nat Simon)5. Escapade (Kenny Dorham)6. Serenity (Joe Henderson)7. Yesterdays (Jerome Kern)8. Brown's Town (Kenny Dorham)9. What Is This Thing Called Love (Cole Porter) UPC/EAN: 716043167425 … Continue reading

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

Scott Lee – One Thought (SCCD 31649)

For this his leader debut album New York City’s quintessential bassist Scott Lee features two of the elite saxophonists of the younger generation: Loren Stillman and Andrew Rathbun both of whom Scott has long been collaborating with. Originally from North Carolina Scott Lee has been a major player in New York scene for two decades and has been performing with Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Al Cohn, Anita O’Day, just to mention a few. 1. A. R. (Scott Lee)2. Thistle Dew (Scott Lee)3. One Thought For Joe (Scott Lee)4. Father's Day (Scott Lee)5. Give It A Tri (Scott Lee)6. Hymn For Aria (Scott Lee)7. The Lope (Scott Lee)8. Form And A … 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

Steve LaSpina – Moments (SCCD 31642)

Allaboutjazz’s Elliott Simon remarked on LaSpina’s 2004 album “Remember When”, “ There can be something very special about a bassist-led session. Perhaps it is their knowledge of both time and melody that, when coupled with the rich emotional sound of their instrument, results in some of the most creative jazz ….” Once again Steve LaSpina through his sophisticated writing is presenting here an exceptional work. 1. Sometime Soon (Steve LaSpina)2. Tuesday Too (Steve LaSpina)3. Slow Down (Steve LaSpina)4. It's Just A Riff In G (Steve LaSpina)5. Life In No Lane (Steve LaSpina)6. You (Steve LaSpina)7. Moments (Steve LaSpina)8. Why (Steve LaSpina)9. In Place Of (Steve LaSpina) UPC/EAN: 716043164226 … Continue reading

Michael Cochrane – Right Now (SCCD 31627)

Dave Gelly of Gramophone Jazz Good CD Guide described Cochrane as “ a mature and imaginative pianist with a delicate touch and deep harmonic resources …” After a few years’ absence from the recording scene Cochrane emerges strong and brilliant here with his working trio. 1. Sit And Wait (Michael Cochrane)2. The Seeker (Michael Cochrane)3. Convergence (Michael Cochrane)4. New Samba (Michael Cochrane)5. Blues On The Dark Side (Michael Cochrane)6. Ballad For Old Times' Sake (Michael Cochrane)7. Early Bird (Michael Cochrane)8. Revelation (Michael Cochrane)9. Right Now (Michael Cochrane) UPC/EAN: 716043162727 … Continue reading