Burak Bedikyan “Awakening” (SCCD 33129)

SCCD 33129 Burak Bedikyan “Awakening” Being a former classical pianist, Turkish-born Burak Bedikyan employs his enormous technical proficiency to elaborate his compositions here on this third album to illustrate the new depth in his creativity. “…his exponential growth as a performer, composer and arranger is chronicled with one of the finest releases for 2013 in Circle of Life …” (Brent Black – Bob-N-Jazz on SCCD33109 Circle of Life) LOREN STILLMAN alto saxophone BURAK BEDIKYAN piano LOREN STILLMAN alto & soprano saxophone UGONNA OKEGWO bass DONALD EDWARDS drums Recorded December 2015 1 Idée Fixe 7:06 2 Mother Earth 8:53 3 All Alone 7:47 4 Unfair Blues 6:06 5 Awakening 8:30 6 … Continue reading

David Ambrosio / Russ Meissner – Moments In Time (SCCD 33128)

SCCD 33128 David Ambrosio-Russ Meissner “Moments In Time” This month’s LookOut features an exciting New York ensemble co-led by bass/drum team of Ambrosio and Meissner. Bassist David Ambrosio has a wide spectrum of musical background from classical composition to jazz performance including Afro/Cuban Bata drumming which gives a unique color to this album. Drummer Russ Meissner grew up in Toronto, Canada and studied music at William Patterson University in NJ. Since late 90s Meissner has been one of the most sought after drummers on NY scene. With this strong backbone duo New York’s foremost instrumentalists present this inventive and creative set here. LOREN STILLMAN alto saxophone MATT RENZI tenor saxophone, … Continue reading

Samo Salamon – 2Alto (SCCD 33112)

SCCD 33112 Samo Salamon Bassless Quartet “2ALTO” Guitarist Samo Salamon hails from Marigor, Slovenia and splits his work and life between USA and European Continent, though in the last 10 plus years his activities has kept growing and expanding in the USA collecting numerous accolades from critics and public alike. “ One of the more exciting and inventive improvising artists, Slovenian guitarist Samo Salamon’s stylistic modus operandi, coupled with massive chops has earned him prominence within global, progressive-jazz circles . (Glenn Astaria – Jazz Review 2012) “ Guitarist Samo Salamon is one of those players quietly but fully engaged with moving the music forward .” (Nic Jones, AAJ 2011) “ … 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

Loren Stillman – Trio Alto Volume Two (SCCD 31621)

“ Loren Stillman is one of New York’s best alto saxophonists, and has gained the distinction well before reaching age 30 .” (jazztimes – David Adler) The sequel to highly acclaimed SCCD 31604 “Trio Alto Volume 1” features Stillman’s original compositions. Donald Elfman of allaboutjazz of the first volume, “ Loren Stillman has emerged from prodigy status into a player of great interest. While using traditional instrumental formats and settings, the altoist has an approach to tunes that sound fresh and different. Stillman displays youthful enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment lightly with textures and sound pictures. ” 1. Stumbling Down A Path (Loren Stillman)2. Sonic Boom (Loren Stillman)3. Neither … 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

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

Loren Stillman, Kris Allen, Chris Byars – Jam Session Vol. 15 (SCCD 31581)

The release of Jam Session Vol 15 featuring three young elites of alto sax coincides aptly with the 50 th anniversary year of Charlie Parker’s death. “… Jamming … is actually a creative igniter, serving to raise everyone’s game, while keeping a sense of perspective and respect for the music and each man’s place within it. … ” (Mark Gardner) 1. You Know How It Is (Chris Byars)2. Apropos (Andy Laverne)3. Steeplechase (Charlie Parker)4. I Got It Good And That Ain't Bad (Andy Laverne)5. You've Changed (Fischer/Carey)6. Autumn Nocturne (Josef Myrow)7. Prisoner Of Love (Russ Columbo/Clarence Gaskill)8. Hydroponic (Andy Laverne)9. Blues For Alice (Charlie Parker) UPC/EAN: 716043158126 … Continue reading