Rich Perry – At The Kitano 3 (SCCD 31697)

The final set of the dazzling live recording of Rich Perry Quartet at New York’s famous jazz lounge at the Kitano Hotel puts slightly more weight on jazz originals. “…. a quartet of talented musicians playing well-worn standards can still come up with renditions startling in their freshness and artistic relevance.” ( Matthew Miller of allaboutjazz ) 1. Night Market (Rich Perry)2. Blue In Green (Bill Evans)3. There Is No Greater Love (Isham Jones)4. I Love You (Cole Porter)5. Stablemates (Benny Golson)6. Giant Steps (John Coltrane) UPC/EAN: 716043169726 … Continue reading

Harold Danko – Oatts & Perry II (SCCD 31689)

A sequel to the highly successful SCCD 31588 “Oatts & Perry I”, on which Thomas Conrad of JazzTimes commented, “… Harold Danko played with Oatts and Perry in the Thad Jones–Mel Lewis Orchestra and always wanted them in his own band. This album is a true sleeper, a blowing date on which the blowing is epic and the date is beautifully planned and recorded. ” Rich Perry is that rarest of tenor saxophonists—a complete musician. (Allabout jazz Donald Elfman) …Dick Oatts's an uncompromising jazz musician, one who possesses monster chops without trumpeting them…. (JazzTimes Owen Cordle) 1. Ain't Nothing Nu (Thad Jones)2. Blue Swedish Wildflower (Harold Danko)3. Suspended Sentense (Wayne … Continue reading

Ron McClure – New Moon (SCCD 31673)

Bassist/composer Ron McClure’s previous release “Soft Hands” (SCCD 31615) was a unusual drum-less trio setting about which Will Smith of JazzTimes wrote, “ The quiet and easygoing togetherness of bassist Ron McClure’s Soft Hands, with tenor saxophonist Rich Perry and pianist George Colligan, will find listeners overlooking the absence of a drummer . …”. On this new recording the same group is expanded into a quartet with an addition of drummer, Billy Drummond who is met with immediate and unanimous enthusiasm (Ron McClure). 1. Half A Nice Day (Ron McClure)2. Kalman's Dance (Ron McClure)3. Hostile Terrain (Ron McClure)4. Better Late Than Never (Ron McClure)5. It's Always Now (Ron McClure)6. New … Continue reading

Rich Perry – Gone (SCCD 31670)

Following the successful 2008 album “e-motion” (SCCD 31620)Rich Perry teams up with his quintessential group of 15 years – a quartet – pianist Danko, bassist Anderson and drummer Jeff Hirshfield. “…The openness and shared mission to make great music ensures that the nine tracks are all first-rate performances…. This CD is as good as it gets. ” (Francis Lo Kee on “e-motion”, AllAboutJazz) 1. Gone With The Wind (Allie Wrubel)2. Theme For Ernie (Fred Lacey)3. Don't Blame Me (Jimmy McHugh)4. Emily (Johnny Mandel)5. You Say You Care (Jule Styne)6. Estate (Brunos Martino)7. Nancy With The Laughin' Face (Jimmy Van Heusen) UPC/EAN: 716043167029 … Continue reading

Dave Scott – Nonchalant (SCCD 31664)

“ The music presented here …. demands attentive listening. ….The shades and textures woven by the Scott Five are neither random nor nonchalant, but carefully coloured and contoured. It is absorbing music that grows on you more with each hearing (Contributor, Jazz Journal International since 1962) On Scott’s earlier album “Song for Amy” (SCCD 31561), Cadence’s Dave Dupont wrote, “… balance between drawing resources from the poat and expressing musical ideas with in-the-moment urgency is what makes me inclined to sing the praises of Scott’s song .” 1. Nonchalant (Dave Scott)2. Afterthoughts (Dave Scott)3. Frenetic Meditation (Dave Scott)4. Ubiquitous Cat (Dave Scott)5. Hanging And Dealing (Dave Scott)6. On A Certain … Continue reading

Steve Davis, Conrad Herwig, Rich Perry – Jam Session Vol. 28 (SCCD 31660)

“ In the jazz tradition, the jam session played and continues to play a vital role in the musical community. In that spirit, Steeplechase, a label built on tradition, has come up with a jam session series, pairing veteran players with up-and-comers as a way of spreading the word about musicians on the label .” (Matthew Miller/allaboutjazz –on Vol. 19) 1. Why Do I Love You? (Jerome Kern)2. Help Is On The Way (Andy LaVerne)3. Skylark (Hoagy Carmichael)4. Come Rain Or Come Shine (Harry Arlen)5. I Fall In Love Too Easily (Jule Styne)6. Jamboree (Andy LaVerne)7. Two And One (Andy LaVerne)8. Birdlike (Freddie Hubbard) UPC/EAN: 716043166022 … Continue reading

Rich Perry – At The Kitano 2 (SCCD 31645)

On revewing the first volume of the Kitano live recordings (SCCD 31600) Matthew Miller of allaboutjazz commented , “…. Perry once again dazzles with his facility and impeccable taste and further asserts himself as one of the most gifted saxophonists of his generation.” 1. My Shining Hour (Harry Arlen)2. Love Walked In (George Gershwin)3. Just In Time (Klenner/Lewis)4. Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma)5. Wee (Denzil Best) UPC/EAN: 716043164523 … Continue reading

Jon Gordon, Rich Perry, Dave Schnitter – Jam Session Vol. 24 (SCCD 31625)

” The Danish Steeplechase imprint has long recognized the fertile dynamics of jam sessions, fronting the resources for many in its roster of players to convene in just such supportive surroundings .” (Derek Taylor – allaboutjazz) 1. Lazy Bird (John Coltrane)2. Epistophy (Thelonious Monk)3. Skylark (Goady Carmichal)4. You're My Everything (Warren, Harry)5. Round About Midnight (Monk, Thelonious)6. Bluebird (Parker, Charlie)7. Fungii Mama (Blue Mitchell)8. Locomotion (Monk, Thelonious) UPC/EAN: 716043162529 … Continue reading

Rich Perry – E-motion (SCCD 31620)

Rich Perry for this his latest quartet release is teamed up with his original sidemen (Danko, Hirshfield and Anderson) whom he goes back more than 13 years. “ Perry and cohorts play jazz for the 21 st century which shows a constant awareness and love what went before. Meanwhile, they are writing their own personal additions to the music’s history. ” (Mark Gardner) His previous album “Live at the Kitano 1” (SCCD 31600) drew a lot of attention from the critics as well as from the fans. Matthew Miller of allaboutjazz wrote, “ Perry once again dazzles with his facility and impeccable taste and further asserts himself as one of … 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