Rich Perry, Larry Schneider, Igor Butman – Jam Session Vol. 12 (SCCD 31567)

Volume 12 finds the familiar format of three-tenor front line in Rich Perry, Larry Schneider -both long respected members of the American jazz scene and Igor Butman, one of the most prominent from the Russian jazz scene. “… This seemed to be yet another of those magical dates where everything fell into place and a co-operative atmosphere prevailed so that nothing got in the way of the music . ..” (Mark Gardner – linernotes) 1. Witch Hunt (Wayne Shorter)2. Blue Bossa (Kenny Dorham)3. Have You Met Miss Jones? (Richard Rodgers)4. These Foolish Things (Marvell-Strachey)5. Once In A While (Edwards-Green)6. When I Fall In Love (Victor Young)7. Good To Go (Andy … Continue reading

Larry Schneider – It Might As Well Be Spring (SCCD 31549)

Larry Schneider teamed up with his soul mate group of Andy LaVerne (piano), Mike Richmond (bass) and Adam Nussbaum (drums) calls this album “… one of my most satisfying recording experiences…. Four friends who know how to play together and create freedom from structure …” On his previous release Jazz (SCCD 31505) Bill Bennett of JazzTimes wrote, “ The momentum that saxophonist Larry Schneider generates here is just awesome. ….Schneider and the stellar rhythm section-so typical of SteepleChase are completely at ease in sharing roles and responsibilities…” 1. It might as well be spring (Richard Rodgers)2. Draul (Bela Bartok)3. Stompin' at the Savoy (Edgar Sampson/Benny Goodman)4. If you could see … Continue reading

Larry Schneider – Jazz (SCCD 31505)

In the 70's Schneider received much public acclaim for his efforts with the Charles Mingus and Horace Silver bands. While he has been active ever since, his development as an artist has only been well documented on SteepleChase and this CD marks Larry Schneider's 8 th effort as a leader for producer Nils Winther. " Devoid of any of the inherent sappiness that is common to the lightweight tones of those adult contemporary-type players, Schneider's soprano work is marked by a mild vibrato and dark timbre that is more akin to Steve Lacy's approach " Chris Hovan – allaboutjazz.com – in reference to a previous Schneider release on SteepleChase ("Ali … Continue reading

Larry Schneider – Ali Girl (SCCD 31429)

SCCD 31429 Ali Girl / Larry Schneider Quartet On his fifth leader album on SteepleChase, Larry Schneider gives his soprano sax a spotlight. With his astonishingly beautiful sound on the instrument Schneider interprets some of the greatest American songs as well as his own intriguing compositions. 1. Skylark (Hoagy Carmichael)2. I'm old fashioned (Jerome Kern)3. Ali girl (Larry Schneider)4. The way you look tonight (Jerome Kern)5. Italian movie (Larry Schneider)6. I thought about you (Jimmy Van Heusen) UPC/EAN: 716043142927 … Continue reading

Jim McNeely – Rain’s Dance (SCCD 31412)

SCCD 31412 Rain's Dance / Jim McNeely Quintet “ This is the inter-continental jazz of the seventies, strong, confident …” (Spike Wells, Jazz Journal International) 1. Wishful thinking (Jim McNeely)2. Little green men (Jim McNeely)3. Tipe tizwe (Traditional)4. Rain's dance (Jim McNeely)5. Song For the crazy one (Jim McNeely)6. Rain's dance (Jim McNeely) UPC/EAN: 716043141227 … Continue reading

Larry Schneider – Freedom Jazz Dance (SCCD 31390)

SCCD 31390 Freedom Jazz Dance / Larry Schneider Trio Larry Schneider’s latest outing for SteepleChase is a pianoless trio format which provides the tenorman with more freedom and space. “ Larry Schneider is one of the select minority who consistently rises to the challenge implicit in this type of trio. He thrives in the looseness of the context and the choices it affords him .” (Mark Gardner) 1. What is this thing called love? (Cole Porter)2. Days of wine and roses (Henry Mancini)3. The inch worm (Frank Loesser)4. Peggy's blue skylight (Charles Mingus)5. Freedom jazz dance (Eddie Harris)6. Angel eyes (Matt Dennis)7. Mercury and Venus (Larry Schneider)8. The Surrey with … Continue reading

Larry Schneider – Mohawk (SCCD 31347)

SCCD 31347 Mohawk / Larry Schneider Quartet Larry Schneider on this latest recording plays alto sax instead of tenor sax which is his instrument. And when a jazz saxophone player picks up alto, there is one thing in his mind: CHARLIE PARKER. “Larry Schneider Plays Charlie Parker” is what this CD is all about. A formidable task superbly executed. 1. Mohawk (Charlie Parker)2. Moose the mooche (Charlie Parker)3. She rote (Charlie Parker)4. Yardbird suite (Charlie Parker)5. Donna Lee (Charlie Parker)6. Anthropology (CharlieParker/Dizzy Gillespie)7. Scapple from the apple (Charlie Parker)8. Steeplechase (Charlie Parker)9. Confirmation (Charlie Parker) UPC/EAN: 716043134724 … Continue reading

Larry Schneider – Blind Date (SCCD 31317)

SCCD 31317 Blind Date / Larry Schneider Quartet Schneider and LaVerne have worked together for a long time in various settings. Their duo recording of Bill Evans related tunes (SCCD 31307 Bill Evans…Person We Knew) received critical acclaim and commercial success. “ The abilities of Larry Schneider, Andy Laverne and company can be in no doubt, but the manner in which they meld makes those set, like its duo predecessor, such a treat ….” (Mark Gardner, from the linernotes) 1. Blind date (Andy LaVerne)2. Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael)3. Autumn leaves (Joseph Kosma)4. Body and soul (Johnny Green)5. How my heart sings (Earl Zindars)6. Eye care (Andy LaVerne)7. Peggy's blue skylight (Charles … Continue reading