Mark Soskin “Upper West Side Stories” (SCCD 31858)

SCCD 31858 Mark Soskin “Upper West Side Stories” New York-based pianist/composer Mark Soskin, following the successful previous (his first SteepleChase release) trio album “Hearts And Minds”, returns to the studio with his dream rhythm section in pursuit of perfecting the art of piano trio jazz. “…Here he is on his own ballgame as the leader of a vital, fine interacting trio … Soskin has a beautiful touch, a lyrical temper with unfailing ease. The music feels timeless and fresh as it often does when the recording session starts with the first take in house and completes in three and half hours,” (Ole Matthiessen – Jazz Special on SCCD 31834 “Hearts … Continue reading

Mark Soskin “Hearts And Minds” (SCCD 31834)

SCCD 31834 Mark Soskin “Hearts And Minds” Pianist/composer Mark Soskin has been one of the leading players on the New York jazz scene for a number of years. Although Soskin’s name still is associated with Sonny Rollins with whom he worked more than a decade in the 80s and 90s, Mark has left his own strong footprint on performing and recording front. Soskin is also a dedicated educator currently in the faculty of Manhattan School Of Music. On this his first release from SteepleChase Mark Soskin with his favorite rhythm section presents the quintessence of piano trio jazz. “Soskin combines an always melodic approach with a rich vocabulary that draws … Continue reading

Joe Locke – Inner Space (SCCD 31380)

31380 Inner Space / Joe Locke Quartet The latest album by the leading vibraphonist of the younger generation Joe Locke is the quartet format in the footprint of MJQ. The Joe Locke Quartet has been working regularly for the past couple of years and the band was in the tip top shape in the recording studio. 1. Django (John Lewis)2. Tripping (Andrew Hill)3. Fly me to the moon (Howard)4. Sanibel Island (Frank Kimbrough)5. Skylark (Hoagy Carmichael)6. Truce (Harvie Swartz)7. Quiet now (Frank Kimbrough)8. Inner space (Chick Corea) UPC/EAN: 716043138029 … Continue reading