Gregory Tardy – With Songs of Joy (SCCD 31798)

SCCD 31798 Gregory Tardy – With Songs of Joy Saxophonist and composer Gregory Tardy emerged from the highly productive and creative jazz scene of the 90s and has established himself “as one of the most important saxophonists of his generation.” (Matthew Miller – AAJ). The music Gregory Tardy composes and performs is filled with devotional texture and emotion. The strength of his music and performance reaches out to the vast range of people regardless of their spiritual background, as it is the case with this his 8th release on SteepleChase. “He sounds as if he’s physically wresting new possibilities and beauty…. It’s moments such as these that invoke the combination of faith-infused … Continue reading

Paolo Sapia – Mostly Music (SCCD 33113)

SCCD 33112 Paolo Sapia Quintet “Mostly Music” SteepleChase Lookout is proud to introduce another new exciting artist, originally from Italy currently New York-based Paolo Sapia who started his professional career as jazz pianist. Paolo changed his instrument to alto saxophone in 2004 and moved to New York City with a scholarship from New York University in 2005. Since then Paolo has studied, performed and recorded in USA with a broad range of musicians including Eric McPherson, Jimmy Cobb, Antonio hart, Kevin Hays, Bob Mover, Jeremy Manasia, Mark Turner, Reggie Workman, Quincy Davis, Sam Harris, Eden Ladin, Marco Panascia, Harold O’Neil, Vincent Herring, Joseph Lepore, Luca Santaniello. Philip Dizack, Peter Zak, … Continue reading

Gregory Tardy – Standards & More (SCCD 31754)

SCCD 31754 Gregory Tardy Quartet “Standards & More” As the title of this new album suggests Gregory Tardy and his excellent ensemble invested their energy in evergreen standards and jazz original classics here to fulfil his musical parents’ requests. “… Not only is he arguably the most original of the band’s improvisers, he’s also the most impassioned. His lines are incisive and hard-edged. Even his most fanciful flights are purposeful. His energetic approach consistently lifts the group’s performance to a higher level….” (Chris Kelsey – JazzTimes on “Steps of Faith”SCCD) “….Of the many stars to have emerged on the jazz horizon during the '90s, one of the most disciplined, emotive … Continue reading

Gregory Tardy – He Knows My Name (SCCD 31647)

“ Of the many stars to have emerged on the jazz horizon during the ‘90s, one of the most disciplined, emotive and perhaps underrated is the multifaceted Gregory Tardy. ….With this release, his first on SteepleChase, Tardy takes another step toward establishing himself as one of the most important saxophonists of his generation . “ Matthew Miller (All about jazz) on Gregory Tardy’s “Truth” album (SCCD 31583) 1. Christ The Redeemer (Jimmy Cleveland)2. Lord Revive Us (traditional)3. As The Deer (Martin Nystrom)4. Holy Ghost Fall On Me (Sharp Radway)5. He Cares (Eric Reed)6. Amen (Jester Hairston)7. Jordan River (traditional)8. He Knows My Name (Thomas Walker)9. Remember Me (traditional) UPC/EAN: 716043164721 … Continue reading