Dave Scott – Naiveté (SCCD 31608)

Dave Scott comments on this his second CD on SteepleChase, “ It is a joy for me to play regularly with great musicians of this calibre who seem to know instinctively what I am aiming for in each composition. This knowledge and understanding ensures that recording with them is a pleasurable experience." 1. Hypervigilance (Dave Scott)2. Nothing Is Sacred (Dave Scott)3. Oaxaqueno (Dave Scott)4. Chromaddict (Dave Scott)5. Naiveté (Dave Scott)6. Nice Treatment (Dave Scott)7. Sense Of Urgency (Dave Scott) UPC/EAN: 716043160822 … Continue reading

Rick Margitza, Joshua Douglas Smith, Rich Perry – Jam Session Vol. 19 (SCCD 31601)

SteepleChase´ on-going jam session series is recognized by critics and public as a dynamic reflection of contemporary jazz scene. 1. Tenor Madness (Sonny Rollins)2. Without A Song (Youmans/Rose/Eliscu)3. The Nearness Of You (Hoagy Carmichael)4. In A Sentimental Mood (Duke Ellington)5. Nancy With The Laughing Face (Jimmy Van Heusen)6. So Long Ago (Andy LaVerne)7. Cool-De-La (Andy LaVerne)8. Take The Coltrane (Duke Ellington) UPC/EAN: 716043160129 … Continue reading

Rich Perry – At The Kitano 1 (SCCD 31600)

SteepleChase is proud to present the frist volume of quintessential Rich Perry Quartet live from New York’s newest and hottest jazz venue The Kitano Hotel on Park Avenue. 1. In Your Own Sweet Way (Dave Brubeck)2. You And The Night And The Music (Schwartz/Dietz)3. I Thought About You (Jimmy Van Heusen)4. Just Friends (Klenner/Lewis)5. Billie's Bounce (Charlie Parker)6. I'll Remember April (DePaul/Raye) UPC/EAN: 716043160020 … Continue reading

Rich Perry – Rhapsody (SCCD 31595)

Perry and Danko have been closely working together for almost 30 years. As evident in their first duo album “Canceos do Brasil” (SCCD 31463), they are in total empathy and harmony again here on this new duo programme. “ Rich Perry is that rarest of tenor saxophonists—a complete musician with an understanding of space and timing, a palpable sense of color and humor and absolutely no need to showboat or compromise. ….. he makes jazz that’s adventurous and highly listenable ….. playing standards not frequently performed and in new ways of playing in the tradition ….” (Donald Elfman – Allaboutjazz) “ Danko's a mature player who knows the power of … Continue reading

Rich Perry – You’re My Everything (SCCD 31576)

“… this is a typically thoughtful, engrossing session from a contemporary master of the saxophone ,…” (Mark Gardner from the liner notes) On Rich Perry’s previous release SCCD 31558 East of the Sun and West of 2 nd Avenue, David Franklin of JazzTimes wrote, “ Tenorist Rich Perry began a fruitful relationship with SteepleChase more than a decade ago…That long-term collaboration contributes significantly to the success of the present effort. …With his full but soft-edged tone, subtle articulation and impeccable use of dynamics, Perry imbues each of the nine standards in the program with intense feeling …” 1. Slow Boat To China (Frank Loesser)2. You're My Everything (Harry Warren)3. Nature … Continue reading

Gary Versace – Time And Again (SCCD 31572)

SteepleChase is proud to present the leader debut album by organist Gary Versace, who was voted a “rising star” on the Hammond Organ in Downbeat’s 2004 Critics Poll. SteepleChase’ new recording artist Gary Versace is one of the most sought after organists/pianists/accordionists on the elite scene of jazz all over the world. “ Unveiled here is the already mature style of a witty and wise player who has developed a most individual response to the challenges posed by an instrument which offers a myriad possibilities for this highly perceptive practitioner …” (Mark Gardner) 1. Homeland (Gary Versace)2. 2 2 2 (Gary Versace)3. First Things Last (Gary Versace)4. Excuse My Shoes … Continue reading

Rich Perry, Larry Schneider, Igor Butman – Jam Session Vol. 12 (SCCD 31567)

Volume 12 finds the familiar format of three-tenor front line in Rich Perry, Larry Schneider -both long respected members of the American jazz scene and Igor Butman, one of the most prominent from the Russian jazz scene. “… This seemed to be yet another of those magical dates where everything fell into place and a co-operative atmosphere prevailed so that nothing got in the way of the music . ..” (Mark Gardner – linernotes) 1. Witch Hunt (Wayne Shorter)2. Blue Bossa (Kenny Dorham)3. Have You Met Miss Jones? (Richard Rodgers)4. These Foolish Things (Marvell-Strachey)5. Once In A While (Edwards-Green)6. When I Fall In Love (Victor Young)7. Good To Go (Andy … Continue reading

Sila Cevikce – A New Abode (SCCD 31565)

To conclude 2004 releases SteepleChase is proud to introduce a debut album by composer/pianist Ms. Sila Cevikce. Sila was born in Ankara, Turkey and has lived in the past 10 years in USA. She studied jazz composition and performance at the Berklee College of Music and University of South Florida. When she embarked on her professional career in NYC several years ago, her enormous talent was immediately recognized. Sila has since established herself as a respected and admired member of the highly competitive New York jazz scene. “… a bright and adventurous talent with much to offer as writer and performer .” (Mark Gardner) 1. Desperate Measures (Sila Cevikce)2. In … Continue reading

Dave Scott – Song For Amy (SCCD 31561)

This is trumpeter/composer Dave Scott’s leader debut CD, though Dave has been one of the most sought after musicians both on East and West Coasts performing with Gerry Mulligan, Tom Harrell, Clark Terry, Kim Richmond, among others. “… in Song For Amy Dave Scott and his men have laid down an important first marker with this inaugural CD which confirms that this is a group with much to say and a stimulating, unhackneyed way of saying it .” (Mark Gardner form the linernotes) 1. Vindaloo (Dave Scott)2. Walls (Dave Scott)3. Coercion (Dave Scott)4. Song For Amy (Dave Scott)5. Scooper (Dave Scott)6. W.S. (Dave Scott)7. Profound Dilution (Dave Scott) UPC/EAN: 716043156122 … Continue reading