Billy Hart – Sixty Eight (SCCD 31707)

Since his SteepleChase debut with pianist Hal Galper on an album entitled "Reach Out" (SCCD 31067) in 1976, drummer Billy Hart and label have kept a long, productive relationship. This release marks his 68 th recording and his 1 st leader album for SteepleChase. Billy Hart has not only been the company's most recorded drummer but also one of the most influential voices in the label’s creative decision making. “… Hart is widely regarded as one of the most capable of modern-jazz drummers …” (The New Grove Dictionary of JAZZ) 1. What Reason (Ornette Coleman)2. Number Eight (Eric Dolphy)3. Serene (Eric Dolphy)4. Fire Waltz (Mal Waldron)5. Beatrice (Sam Rivers)6. Cyclic … Continue reading

Gregory Tardy – Steps Of Faith (SCCD 31610)

Gregory Tardy follows up his SteepleChase debut album “The Truth” (SCCD 31583) of 2006 with this new immensely inspiring recording. Matthew Miller of All About Jazz wrote of “The Truth” album, “Of the many stars to have emerged on the jazz horizon during the ‘90s, one of the most disciplined, emotive and perhaps underrated is the multifacedet Gregory Tardy…With this release, his first on SteepleChase, Tardy takes another step toward establishing himself as one of the most important saxophonists of his generation …..” 1. Standing On The Solid Rock (Gregory Tardy)2. Toy Tune (Wayne Shorter)3. Unforgettable (Gordon)4. The Mustard Seed (Gregory Tardy)5. Steps Of Faith (Gregory Tardy)6. And The Two … Continue reading