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

Loren Stillman – Trio Alto Volume One (SCCD 31604)

One year after his impressive SteepleChase leadership debut of 2005 (SCCD 31586 “Brothers’ Breakfast”) young altoist Loren Stillman came back to studio with veterans Steve LaSpina and Jeff Hirschfield to launch his trio series with his usual ease and confidence. 1. Long Ago And Far Away (Jerome Kern)2. Turn Out The Stars (Bill Barron)3. Red Cross (Charlie Parker)4. The State Of The World (Loren Stillman)5. All The Things You Are (Jerome Kern)6. Time Remembered (Bill Barron)7. What Is This Thing Called Love (Cole Porter)8. Body And Soul (John Coltrane)9. The Touch Of Your Lips (Ray Noble) UPC/EAN: 716043160426 … 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

Andrew Rathbun – Shadow Forms (SCCD 31598)

1. Street Talk (Joe Lovano)2. To The Matt (Scott Lee)3. Scatter Scott (Andrew Rathbun)4. Drewsie (Scott Lee)5. Pass It In (Andrew Rathbun)6. Herbie At Sixty (Scott Lee)7. Ripple (Andrew Rathbun)8. This Fall 9/11 (Scott Lee)9. Elmo (Andrew Rathbun)10. Look Again (Scott Lee)11. Fifteen Minute Drill (Andrew Rathbun)12. Onmo (Kenny Wheeler) UPC/EAN: 716043159826 … Continue reading

Steve LaSpina – Play Room (SCCD 31590)

SCCD 31590 “There can be something very special about a bassist-led session…their knowledge of both time and melody … coupled with the rich emotional sound of their instrument, results in some of the most creative jazz….”, remarked Elliott Simon (All About Jazz) on LaSpina’s previous CD “Remember When” (SCCD 31540), which at the same time was emotionally taxing for Steve. Two years later Steve LaSpina cuts this impressively thoughtful album with renewed energy and enthusiasm. 1. Play Room (Steve LaSpina)2. Do The Math (Steve LaSpina)3. Suite (Steve LaSpina)4. Melissa (Steve LaSpina)5. On The Run (Steve LaSpina)6. Ashcroft Avenue (Steve LaSpina)7. Just Because (Steve LaSpina) UPC/EAN: 716043159024 … Continue reading

Loren Stillman – The Brothers’ Breakfast (SCCD 31586)

1. Under The Influence (Loren Stillman)2. Christmas Socks (Loren Stillman)3. Johnny Rock (Loren Stillman)4. Densities (Loren Stillman)5. Crushed Ice (Loren Stillman)6. Gallops Gallop (Thelonious Monk)7. Folk Song (Loren Stillman)8. Deified (Loren Stillman)9. Today's Tomorrow Song (Loren Stillman)10. The Brothers' Breakfast (Loren Stillman) UPC/EAN: 716043158621 … 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