Dave Stryker – Keystone (SCCD 31702)

Dave Stryker expands his organ trio of SCCD 31679 “One For Reedus” with the addition of Stephen Riley on tenorsax (and Quincy Davis -drums replacing Steve Williams) here on his latest album. Stryker turned this time-tested traditional swinging formation into a cooking 21 st century version. On Stryker’s 2008 release “Strike Up The Band” (SCCD 31637), Owen Cordle of JazzTimes commented, “…. A fine album, it catches Stryker building long, cliché-free solos. ….The title track sets a high artistic standard for the album, with everyone in a thoughtful frame of mind .” 1. Keystone (Dave Stryker)2. Can't Buy Me Love (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)3. Sentinelese (Dave Stryker)4. Lady Sings … Continue reading

Marcus Printup – Ballads – All Night (SCCD 31681)

Trumpeter Marcus Printup focuses on displaying his lyrical side on this latest “Ballad only” album. His full sound which has a vocal quality suits the material perfectly. “ In "Ballads – All Night" he reveals yet another facet of his keen musical insight and appreciation. In the process he will delight confirmed fans and listeners new to hisart 1. Miles Away (Marcus Printup)2. Emily (Johnny Mandel)3. Memory Box (Marcus Printup)4. Lullaby For Nanay (Riza Hequibal)5. Love As Is (Marcus Printup)6. Corcovado (Antonio Carlos Jobim)7. The Nearness Of You (Hoagy Carmichael)8. All Night Long (Marcus Printup) UPC/EAN: 716043168125 … Continue reading

Peter Zak – Blues On The Corner (SCCD 31672)

Peter Zak has admired and studied McCoy Tyner’s music for many years. On his fifth album he realizes his dream project of interpreting his idol. On his previous release “My Conception” (SCCD 31641), allaboutjazz ’s Terrell Kent Holms wrote, “ Zak plays with richness and fluidity, artfully blending the many colors on his palette to create bright landscapes. Zak plays with a confidence born of his undeniable skill. …Zak always makes the right choices, and audiences will continue to reap the benefits of hearing this wonderfully talented piano ma n.” 1. Blues On The Corner (McCoy Tyner)2. Three Flowers (McCoy Tyner)3. The Man From Tanganyika (McCoy Tyner)4. Sunset (McCoy Tyner)5. … Continue reading

Vincent Gardner – Vin-Slidin’ (SCCD 31646)

Josef Woodard of allaboutjazz commented on Vincent Gardner’s Elbow Room album (SCCD 31580),“ Gardner is an impressive, well-rounded trombonist, fleet and nimble in a boppish uptempo zone and blessed with vocalistlike expressivity when elegance is required……..He deserves the spotlight .” 1. Teaneck (Nat Adderley)2. Pensativa (Clare Fischer)3. For Heaven's Sake (Meyer/Brown/Edwards)4. Ko Ko (Charlie Parker)5. Rocks In My Bed (Duke Ellington)6. Wildflower (Wayne Shorter)7. Just One Of Those Things (Cole Porter) UPC/EAN: 716043164622 … Continue reading

Peter Zak – Seed Of Sin (SCCD 31641)

Thomas Conrad of JazzTimes wrote of the Peter Zak Trio, “… constitute one of the most polished, intelligent, swinging piano trios now playing jazz in New York or anywhere else .” Here on his third trio session, Peter Zak displays again his total command of conceptual and artistic approach. 1. All Day Long (Billy Strayhorn)2. Minor Apprehension (Jackie McLean)3. Propinquity (Peter Zak)4. Poor People's March (Harold Land)5. Horace's Dream (Peter Zak)6. Shala (Peter Zak)7. Perhaps (Charlie Parker)8. Seed of Sin (Wayne Shorter)9. Memories Of You (Eubie Blake)10. King Cobra (Herbie Hancock) UPC/EAN: 716043164127 … Continue reading

Vincent Gardner – The Good Book Chapter One (SCCD 31616)

SCCD 31616Vincent Gardner ”The Good Book One ” Vincent Gardner follows up his highly successful SteepleChase inaugural “Elbow Room” (SCCD 31580) – “An impressive debut as a leader” (Terrell Kent Holmes- allaboutJazz) with this exciting collections of Frank Foster /Horace Silver tunes. 1. Love Handles (Frank Foster)2. The African Queen (Horace Silver)3. Shiny Stockings (Frank Foster)4. Mo' Joe (Joe Henderson)5. The house that love built (Frank Foster)6. Sean's Jones Comes Down (Frank Foster)7. Que Pasa? (Horace Silver)8. C. P. W. (Frank Foster) UPC/EAN: 716043161621 … Continue reading

Vincent Gardner – Elbow Room (SCCD 31580)

“…Vincent Gardner has definitely arrived as a force to be reckoned with and merits all the elbow room he and his fluent trombone can find!” (Mark Gardner) 1. DoomZoom (Vincent Gardner)2. Snake Charmin' (Vincent Gardner)3. I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry (Jule Styne)4. Can You Read My Mind (Bricusse/Williams)5. Four And One (Thelonious Monk)6. Blubber (Vincent Gardner)7. W. M. II (Vincent Gardner)8. Relaxin' At Carmarillo (Charlie Parker)9. Liberia (John Coltrane) UPC/EAN: 716043158027 … Continue reading