Olegario Diaz – The Skyline Session (SCCD 31753)

SCCD 31753 Olegario Diaz “Time Was” Pianist Olegario Diaz has firmly established himself in American jazz scene as well as in his native country Venezuela. Following his highly successful SteepleChase debut album “Having Fun” (SCCD 31733) last year Olegario put together his dream band here for his second release with Rich Perry (tenor sax) and Ron McClure (bass) from the first album and Randy Brecker (trumpet) and Lewis Nash (drums) as new addition. Diaz’ old class mate from City College NYC Lewis Nash remarks, “ It was a wonderful session and I’m sure that the joy we all experienced that day can also be heard and felt when listening to … Continue reading

Helen Sung – (re)Conception (SCCD 31708)

W inner of the Kennedy Center's Mary Lou Williams Piano Competition , pianist Helen Sung makes her SteepleChase debut here with her “Rolls-Royces” rhythm section consisting of Peter Washington on bass and Lewis Nash on drums to showcase her original and adept sense of (re) concepting jazz standards and beyond. 1. (Re)conception (George Shearing)2. I Believe In You (Frank Loesser)3. Far From The Home I Love (Jerry Bock)4. Duplicity (Helen Sung)5. C Jam Blues (Duke Ellington)6. Wives And Lovers (Burt Bacherach)7. Crazy, He Calls Me (Carl Sigman)8. Teo (Thelonious Monk)9. Everything But You (Duke Ellington) UPC/EAN: 716043170821 … Continue reading

Marcus Printup – Bird Of Paradise (SCCD 31626)

Six decades after Charlie Parker’s death the master of modern trumpet Marcus Printup pays tribute to Bird whose music occupies substantial part of his musical foundation. “… Marcus Printup and associates show beyond doubt that Bird’s messages continue to have relevance I our times, two generations later .” (Mark Gardner) 1. Stupendous (Melvin Broiles)2. Now's The Time (Charlie Parker)3. Lover Man (Ram Ramirez)4. Bird Of Paradise (Charlie Parker)5. Donna Lee (Miles Davis)6. Parker's Mood (Charlie Parker)7. The Hymn (Charlie Parker)8. Quasimodo (Charlie Parker)9. Lover Man (Ram Ramirez)10. Confirmation (Charlie Parker)11. Bird Feathers (Charlie Parker) UPC/EAN: 716043162628 … Continue reading

Larry Willis – How Do You Keep The Music Play (SCCD 31312)

SCCD 31312 How Do You Keep The Music Playing ? / Larry Willis Trio “… Larry Willis plays piano with style, soul and a constant stream of heart .” (Jerome Wilson, Cadence) “… (This album is) probably the best place to hear Willis’s own playing .” (The Penguin guide to JAZZ) 1. Gloria's step (Scott LaFaro)2. How do you keep the music playing (Michel Legrand)3. All of you (Cole Porter)4. Northwest (Jeff Williams)5. Slick Rick (Larry Willis)6. Missing you (Larry Willis)7. Ezekial saw the wheel (Traditional)8. Dance cadaverous (Wayne Shorter)9. Alone together (Arthur Schwartz) UPC/EAN: 716043131228 … Continue reading