Mike Richmond, Andy LaVerne – For Us (SCCD 31101)

SCCD 31101 For Us / Mike Richmond & Andy LaVerne Richmond and LaVerne were the rhythm team of the Stan Getz Quartet, which gave concerts in Copenhagen prior to this recording. These two highly talented musicians who were then just turning 30 had already been playing with a host of great names of jazz including Getz. Their first duo recording here “ displays a very thoughtful side to their musical personalities …” (Michael Shera, Jazz Journal) 1. For us (Mike Richmond)2. Peace and happiness (Mike Richmond)3. Prisms (Mike Richmond/Andy LaVerne)4. Skies (Mike Richmond)5. Bolero (Mike Richmond)6. Reflections (Andy LaVerne)7. Air (Mike Richmond) UPC/EAN: 716043110124 … Continue reading

Larry Schneider – Blind Date (SCCD 31317)

SCCD 31317 Blind Date / Larry Schneider Quartet Schneider and LaVerne have worked together for a long time in various settings. Their duo recording of Bill Evans related tunes (SCCD 31307 Bill Evans…Person We Knew) received critical acclaim and commercial success. “ The abilities of Larry Schneider, Andy Laverne and company can be in no doubt, but the manner in which they meld makes those set, like its duo predecessor, such a treat ….” (Mark Gardner, from the linernotes) 1. Blind date (Andy LaVerne)2. Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael)3. Autumn leaves (Joseph Kosma)4. Body and soul (Johnny Green)5. How my heart sings (Earl Zindars)6. Eye care (Andy LaVerne)7. Peggy's blue skylight (Charles … Continue reading

Mike Richmond – Blue In Green (SCCD 31296)

SCCD 31296 Blue In Green / Mike Richmond Quartet “… a solid and enjoyable traversal of some good jazz and show tunes by four expert players .” (The Penguin Guide To JAZZ) 1. On a misty night (Tadd Dameron)2. The lamp is low (Parish)3. Remember (Irving Berlin)4. Oriental folk song (Wayne Shorter)5. Giant steps (John Coltrane)6. Third floor Richard (Charles Lloyd)7. Blue in green (Bill Evans)8. Up and down (Mike Richmond) UPC/EAN: 716043129621 … Continue reading

Larry Schneider – Just Cole Porter (SCCD 31291)

SCCD 31291 Just Cole Porter / Larry Schneider Quartet “… the performances are so consistently good across this entire album that choosing one or two to talk about here is a case of trying to pick a first among equals. So let me simply tell you this. Everyone should have an album of jazz arrangements of Cole Porter’s music in their collection. If you don’t, here’s the one. And if you already do, this one is worth your finding room for too …” (Cadence) 1. I love you (Cole Porter)2. I get a kick out of you (Cole Porter)3. I've got you under my skin (Cole Porter)4. Everytime we say … Continue reading

Andy LaVerne – Another World (SCCD 31086)

SCCD 31086 Another World / Andy LaVerne Trio This is Andy LaVerne’s debut album under his own name, though his experiences in studios had already been impressive recording with Woody Herman, Stan Getz, Lee Konitz, Frank Sinatra, Ted Curson to mention a few. This trio was Stan Getz’s 1977 rhythm section and as always Stan selected the very competent and exciting instrumentalists for his band. “…. a highly personal album…with mutually coherent original compositions by LaVerne. …music of satisfying and unique material …” (Boris Rabinowitch, Politiken) 1. Spiral (Andy LaVerne)2. Another world (Andy LaVerne)3. Tallboys (Andy LaVerne)4. Arizona (Andy LaVerne)5. Cream puff (Andy LaVerne)6. Utah (Andy LaVerne)7. Straight for life … Continue reading

Mike Richmond – Dance For Andy (SCCD 31267)

SCCD 31267 Dance For Andy / Mike Richmond Quartet “ This is an excellent example of CD’s advantage over LP. The playing time is almost 1 1/4 hours and the sound is superb DDD; the music is all of a very high quality…I’ve played this CD a good many times since receiving it, and its appeal has in no way diminished. Could be one for my Top Ten of 1991.” (Mike Shera, Jazz Journal International ) 1. Conflictions (Mike Richmond)2. Invitation (Bronislav Kaper)3. Emily (Johnny Mandel)4. Dance for Andy (Mike Richmond)5. I remember Clifford (Benny Golson)6. Gospel (Mike Richmond)7. Witchi-tai-to (Jim Pepper)8. Blues for Spock (Mike Richmond)9. You and the … Continue reading

Jim McNeely – Winds Of Change (SCCD 31256)

SCCD 31256 Winds Of Change / Jim McNeely Trio “ This must be one of the finest piano trio albums I’ve heard, well, since the last by Jim McNeely…His musical sensitivity and sophistication make this album a constant joy .” (Andy Hamilton, Wire) 1. Winds of change (Jim McNeely)2. Too true to be good (Jim McNeely)3. Power gap (Jim McNeely)4. Yours and mine (Thad Jones)5. All or nothing at all (Lawrence/Altman)6. Quietude (Thad Jones)7. Brooder's waltz (Jim McNeely)8. Bye-ya (Thelonious Monk) UPC/EAN: 716043125623 … Continue reading

Mike Richmond – On The Edge (SCCD 31237)

SCCD 31237 On The Edge / Mike Richmond Trio “… the leader – whose wide experience with leaders such as DeJohnette, Getz and Silver has granted him a steadfast mainstream-modern reputation – pilots the trio with great enthusiasm….” (The Penguin Guide To JAZZ) “ Très bon disque …” (A.G., Compact) 1. On the edge (Mike Richmond)2. Northern lites (Mike Richmond)3. Adam and the tribe (Mike Richmond)4. Soft focus (Mike Richmond)5. Someday my prince will come (Churchill/Morey)6. In a sentimental mood (Duke Ellington)7. Sand and sea (Mike Richmond)8. For D.R. (Mike Richmond)9. Gospel (Mike Richmond) UPC/EAN: 716043123728 … Continue reading