Bob Hanlon & Mark Minchello “Camaraderie” (SCCD 33131)

SCCD 33131 Bob Hanlon & Mark Minchello “Camaraderie” Camaraderie – a partnership of organist Mark Minchello and saxophonist Bob Hanlon – is a follow up to their first Steeplechase release Trinomial. This CD features the outstanding guitar work of Vic Juris and Bob Devos as well as newcomer Charlie Sigler and drummers Andy Watson and Pete McDonald. “AH! The Hammond B3 trio with sax and drums, and Hammond hitter Mark Minchello makes the team wheeze, groove and fog up an interesting and well thought collection of tunes. They keep away from the blues and instead venture into uncharted waters by doing tunes not usually associated with this genre.” (George W. … Continue reading

Mark Minchello – Trinomial (SCCD 33117)

SCCD 33117 Mark Minchello Trio “Trinomial”  Organist Mark Minchello is no stranger to SteepleChase, having been a member of Elliot Zigmund’s group Trio EZ. He is at home in both the jazz and pop worlds. He has worked with traditional jazz artists Cecil Payne and Ted Curson as well as contemporary jazz artists Boney James, Gerald Albright and Will Downing. For 18 years he served as musical director to R&B Diva Regina Belle. On this leader debut album Mark brings fresh ideas to the great tradition of organ jazz. 1. Wildflower (Wayne Shorter) 2. Blue In Green (Bill Evans) 3. Sometime Ago (Sergio Mihaovich) 4. United (Wayne Shorter) 5. Rivers … Continue reading

Eliot Zigmund – Trio EZ (SCCD 33104)

SCCD 33104 Eliot Sigmund Trio EZ “Standard Fare” Veteran jazz drummer Eliot Zigmund has enjoyed a wide and varied career in jazz spanning forty years of playing with numerous jazz stars: Bill Evans, Jim Hall, Stan Getz, Benny Golson, Lee Konitz, among others. Born 1945 in the Bronx, Eliot grew up in the fertile New York jazz scene of the 50’s and 60’s and began playing professionally at the age of 15. He studied music at both the Mannes College of Music and at the City College of New York. Eliot has been a sideman on many recordings and has also released three albums under his own name including his … Continue reading