Dave Stryker – Changing Times (SCCD 31510)

SCCD 31510 Changing Times / Dave Stryker Quintet Recorded at the end of the millennium, Dave Stryker’s latest release (13 th on SteepleChase label) presents a collection of his intriguing original compositions with some different time signatures, perhaps inspired by the times that are changing. “… Changing Times reflects not only the growth of one of jazz’s most exceptional performers but also captures the feelings of working musicians through compositions presaging the future as we head into the new millennium .” (Jim Eigo) 1. Changing times (Dave Stryker)2. Big mouth (Dave Stryker)3. Different worlds (Dave Stryker)4. Capetown (Dave Stryker)5. Julia (John Lennon)6. Circular scene (Dave Stryker)7. Invocation (Steve Slagle)8. Rhythm … Continue reading

Dave Stryker – Shades Of Miles (SCCD 31480)

SCCD 31480 Shades Of Miles / Dave Stryker Dave Stryker, who is ever striving to meet a new challenge, re-examines here on his 12 th album on the label, the impact of Miles Davis’ music from the late 60s. Based on the sound and format of Miles’ “Bitches Brew” period, Stryker creates intriguing music of his own. In the linernotes, renowned tenorman David Liebman comments, ”… Dave Stryker and his band have created a wonderful and joyous palette of sound for you to enjoy with the ghost of the Prince of Darkness looming in the shadows. I could imagine Miles listening and voicing his approval of this recording. Enjoy!! ” … Continue reading

Ron McClure – Closer To Your Tears (SCCD 31413)

SCCD 31413 Closer To Your Tears / Ron McClure Quintet On his seventh leader album on SteepleChase Ron McClure expands his dream rhythm section from his last CD “Concrete Canyon” (SCH 31391) with former Spyro Jyra guitarist Jay Azzolina and Wheather Report percussionist Manolo Badrena. With this colourful ensemble, McClure created a not-so-typical jazz album. 1. Fun and games (Ron McClure)2. Moonliner (Ron McClure)3. Dante's inferno (Ron McClure)4. Closer to your tears (Ron McClure)5. Billy's bounce (Marc Copland)6. Eli's wine (Ron McClure)7. Black waltz (Jay Azzolina)8. He, who cares (Ron McClure)9. Excuse the blues (Ron McClure) UPC/EAN: 716043141326 … Continue reading