Dexter Gordon – The Complete Trio & Quartet Studio Recordings 1974-76 (SCCD 30010/17)

SCCD30010/17 Dexter Gordon “Complete Trio & Quartet Recordings “ SteepleChase released its first LP (SCCD 31001 Live At Montmartre Jackie McLean Quartet) in January 1973. Yes, it’s 30 years ago. SteepleChase celebrates the 30 th anniversary with this special release of Dexter Gordon 8-CD box set with 52-page booklet loaded with hitherto unpublished photos of Dexter and his sidemen. The tenor giant Dexter Gordon was and still is the backbone of SteepleChase throughout the years. The collaboration between Dexter Gordon and SteepleChase in the year 1974 – 1976 coincides with the artist’s peak of his creative power. 1. Some other blues (take 1) (John Coltrane)2. Some other blues (take 2) … Continue reading

Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen – The Bassic Trio (SCCD 37037/38)

MID-PRICE SERIES SCCD 37037/38 The Bassic Trio / Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen Trio Previously issued on SCCD 31083 & SCCD 31093 “… ‘Trio’ maintains a high level of ingenuity throughout: it demonstrates again NHØP’s facility and invention and confirms his position as one of the top ranking bassist .” (Bill Henderson, Black Music & Jazz Review) “… an internally well-balanced ensemble, the constant interplay of their music being its main attraction …” (Max H., Jazz Journal) 1. Country walk (Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen)2. Cowboy samba (Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen)3. Les septs boules de crystal (Philip Catherine)4. Autumn leaves (Joseph Kosma)5. Air power (Philip Catherine)1. The puzzle (Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen)2. Flower dreams (Niels-Henning … Continue reading

Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen – Trio 2 (SCCD 31093)

SCCD 31093 Trio 2 / Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen Trio The sequel to SCCD 31083 “Trio 1” from the same electrifying nights at Jazzhus Montmartre proves “ … once again the great strength of NHØP: the precision, the suppleness of sound and the extraordinary technical ease …” (Jazz Hot) “.. .his solo feature Villa-Lobos’ ‘Little Train’ is a good demonstration why he’s frequently the bassist of choice for American soloists …” (Cadence) 1. The puzzle (Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen)2. Flower dreams (Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen)3. Little train (Heitor Villa-Lobos)4. Dancing girls (Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen)5. Larry's tune (Larry Coryell) UPC/EAN: 716043109326 … Continue reading

Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen – Trio 1 (SCCD 31083)

SCCD 31083 Trio 1 / Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen Trio “… The trio maintains a high level of ingenuity throughout: it demonstrates again NHØP’s facility and invention and confirms his position as one of the top ranking bassists …” (Black Music & Jazz Review) 1. Country walk (Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen)2. Cowboy samba (Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen)3. Les septs boules de crystal (Philip Catherine)4. Autumn leaves (Joseph Kosma)5. Air power (Philip Catherine) UPC/EAN: 716043108329 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Something Different (SCCD 31136)

SCCD 31136 Something Different / Dexter Gordon Quartet “… ‘Something Different’…finds Gordon at the top of his form…While melodic continuity has always been one of Gordon’s trademarks, the seamless passion of his playing here makes ‘Something Different’ one of the tenor giant’s essential albums .” (Larry Kart, Chicago Tribune) “… The great tenor saxophonist is in grand form in a quartet in which he is complemented and challenged by the young Belgian guitarist Philip Catherine and by Gordon’s favorite drummer, Billy Higgins …” (Doug Ramsey, Chronicles Of Culture) 1. Freddie Freeloader (Miles Davis)2. When sunny gets blue (M. Fisher)3. Invitation (Bronislav Kaper)4. Freddie Freeloader (Miles Davis)5. Yesterday's mood (Slide Hampton)6. … Continue reading

Kenny Drew – Morning (SCCD 31048)

SCCD 31048 Morning / Kenny Drew Trio Drew and Pedersen DUO was one of the most popular ensembles in Europe in the 70s. During their Belgian tour, Europe’s most prominent “fusion” star Philip Catherine sat in with them one night. That was the beginning of this unusual trio. “.. .Three obviously different musical backgrounds converge neatly in a lyrical set which includes a pair of standards done up in fascinating style …” (Billboard) 1. An evening in the park (Kenny Drew)2. Autumn leaves (Joseph Kosma)3. Bossa mood (Kenny Drew)4. Poor brother's blues (Kenny Drew)5. Morning (Kenny Drew)6. Isn't it romantic (Richard Rodgers) UPC/EAN: 716043104826 … Continue reading

Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen – Jaywalkin’ (SCCD 31041)

SCCD 31041 Jaywalkin' / Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen Quartet The tremendous career this double bass player with a non-stop-name had already achieved by the time of the recording of his first leader album here is as impressive as his technique. NHØP (b. May 27, 1946 in Osted, Denmark) started playing professionally at an early teenage and recorded with Bud Powell when he was 14! He turned down the offer to join Count Basie’s orchestra in order to finish high school. “… a superb musician with a gorgeous tone, great technique and dazzling virtuosity…This is a great music .” (High Fidelity Magazine USA) “ Immensely satisfying, Jaywalkin’ is a must for anyone … Continue reading

Kenny Drew – In Concert (SCCD 31106)

SCCD 31106 In Concert / Kenny Drew Trio Kenny Drew recorded in a variety of settings for SteepleChase. Among his trio recordings, The Penguin Guide to JAZZ rates this recording as “ the best one ”. “ … this is a trio not only of great virtuosity, but of greatly gifted melodic sense ….” (Chris Sheridan) 1. Django (John Lewis)2. Here's that rainy day (Jimmy Van Heusen)3. Sunset (Kenny Drew)4. Twice a week (Philip Catherine)5. Blues in the closet (Oscar Pettiford)6. On Green Dolphin Street (Bronislav Kaper) UPC/EAN: 716043110629 … Continue reading

Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Sam Jones – Double Bass (SCCD 31055)

SCCD 31055 Double Bass / Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen & Sam Jones Europe’s best bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b. May 27, 1946 in Denmark) and his American colleague Sam Jones (1924 – 1981) were teamed up for this special recording featuring two bassists as co-leaders of the band. The result is “ an unqualified success on all levels – musicianship, recording, feeling, integrity and compatibility….an intelligently conceived album. …Highly recommended .” (Jazz Journal International) This i one of the SteepleChase’ best sellers! 1. Falling in love with love (Richard Rodgers)2. A notion (Albert Tootie Heath)3. Giant steps (John Coltrane)4. I fall in love too easily (Jule Styne)5. Miss Morgan (Sam Jones)6. … Continue reading