Harold Danko – Stable Mates (SCCD 31451)

1. Con alma (Dizzy Gillespie)2. Quietude (Thad Jones)3. Windows (Chick Corea)4. Gingerbread boy (Jimmy Heath)5. Dolphin dance (Herbie Hancock)6. Solar (Miles Davis)7. Seven steps to heaven (Victor Feldman)8. Nostalgia in Times Square (Charles Mingus)9. Line for Lyons (Gerry Mulligan)10. Stablemates (Benny Golson) UPC/EAN: 716043145126 … Continue reading

Lee Konitz, Rich Perry – RichLee (SCCD 31440)

1. You're are a weaver of dreams (Victor Young)2. Easy living (Rubin/Rainger)3. Three little words (Ruby/Kalmar)4. How deep is the ocean (Irving Berlin)5. Out of nowhere (Green/Heyman)6. Moonlight in Vermont (Suessdorf / Blackburn)7. I love you (Cole Porter)8. Half Nelson (Miles Davis) UPC/EAN: 716043144020 … Continue reading

Ron McClure – Dream Team (SCCD 31435)

SCCD 31435 Dream Team / Ron McClure Veteran bassist/composer Ron McClure calls the collection of players on this session “Dream Team”, because he has long waited to assemble this group. And the wait was worth while. Especially with the addition of tenorman Rich Perry whom McClure describes as “one of the World’s most definitive tenor players in the past few years…”, Dream Team has put together a superb recital of McClure’s new originals. 1. Denial's goat (Ron McClure)2. Dream team (Ron McClure)3. One of us (Ron McClure)4. Darius dance (Marc Copland)5. A song of love (Ron McClure)6. Tango (Ron McClure)7. Gaijin (Ron McClure)8. Aftermath (Ron McClure) UPC/EAN: 716043143528 … Continue reading

Dave Stryker – Big Room (SCCD 31426)

SCCD 31426 Big Room / Dave Stryker Quartet On his latest album Dave Stryker put together a superlative group featuring the New York scene’s most original tenor saxophonist Rick Perry. With his “ enormous technique, rock-hard swing, and a penchant for finely-sculpted solos ” (Chicago Weekly) and “ with a soulful, Grant Green tone and one of the most natural sense of melodic invention …”(The Seattle Times) Dave Stryker welcomes you to the Big Room. 1. Big room (Dave Stryker)2. Nascimento (Dave Stryker)3. Hymn (Dave Stryker)4. Jabali (Dave Stryker)5. Mood (Dave Stryker)6. Arrival (Dave Stryker)7. Hymn (reprise) (Dave Stryker) UPC/EAN: 716043142620 … Continue reading

Rich Perry – Left Alone (SCCD 31421)

SCCD 31421 Left Alone / Rich Perry Quartet “ Rich Perry will definitely add to his growing reputation with the circulation of this latest manifestation of his seductive saxophoning…in yet another persuasive memoir of his enviable clarity and finely focused musical vision .” (Mark Gardner) 1. Infant eyes (Wayne Shorter)2. Tripping (Andrew Hill)3. Left alone (Mal Waldron)4. When will the blues leave (Ornette Coleman)5. Long ago and far away (Jerome Kern)6. Bemsha swing (Thelonious Monk)7. My one and only love (Mellin/Woods)8. Big foot (Paul Bley) UPC/EAN: 716043142125 … Continue reading

Harold Danko – Tidal Breeze (SCCD 31411)

SCCD 31411 Tidal Breeze / Harold Danko Quartet The Harold Danko Quartet, during its five year existence, has been carving out its own special niche in the landscape of jazz. Following the highly successful “The Feeling Of Jazz” (SCCD 31392), this their fifth CD explores Danko’s older compositions written before the inception of the group. 1. Tidal breeze (Harold Danko)2. Blue Swedish wildflower (Harold Danko)3. Wayne Shorter (Harold Danko)4. McCoy's passion (Harold Danko)5. Swift shifting (Harold Danko)6. Personal cornucopia (Harold Danko)7. Soaring thru space (Harold Danko)8. Pastoral landing (Harold Danko) UPC/EAN: 716043141128 … Continue reading

Dave Stryker – Blue To The Bone (SCCD 31400)

SCCD 31400 Blue To The Bone / Dave Stryker Octet SteepleChase recording artist Dave Stryker’s latest album features the guitarist’s roots in blues. Surrounded by the New York scene’s hippest jazz instrumentalists Stryker presents a dazzling set of “ a perfect marriage of Stryker’s jazzy sensibility and his bluesiest tendencies ” (Bill Milkowski) which will no doubt be acclaimed both by jazz and blues fans. 1. Blues revisited (Dave Stryker)2. Messenger (Steve Slagle)3. Blue to the bone (Dave Stryker)4. Swamp thing (Dave Stryker)5. Bayou blues (Dave Stryker)6. Tchoupitoulas St. (Dave Stryker)7. Muddy waters (Dave Stryker)8. One for Mogie (Brian Lynch) UPC/EAN: 716043140022 … Continue reading

Harold Danko – The Feeling Of Jazz (SCCD 31392)

SCCD 31392 The Feeling Of Jazz / Harold Danko Quartet Here's an intriguing re-make of one of the most surprising jazz releases of the 1960s: "Duke Ellington And John Coltrane" (Impulse). Harold Danko and his group was invited to give concerts in the theme of "Beyond Category: The Musical Genius of Duke Ellington" for the American Library Association and the Smithsonian Institution last year. The result is this superbly realised and genuine jazz research (Mark Gardner). 1. In a sentimental mood (Duke Ellington)2. Take the Coltrane (Duke Ellington)3. Big Nick (John Coltrane)4. Stevie (Duke Ellington)5. My little brown book (Billy Strayhorn)6. Angelica (Duke Ellington)7. The feeling of jazz (Duke Ellington) … Continue reading

Harold Danko – New Autumn (SCCD 31377)

SCCD 31377 New Autumn / Harold Danko Quartet Another exciting session by Harold Danko and his close-knit ensemble. Once again the focus is on Danko’s intriguing compositions. Prior to the recording, the quartet gave a special concert at the Manhattan School of Music playing the entire programme for this CD. His first SteepleChase leader album with the same group “ Next Age ” SCCD 31350 from 1993 has brought him wider recognition he deserved as a band leader/ pianist/composer. 1. Notzenytz (Harold Danko)2. Fresh space (Harold Danko)3. Ticket to obscurity (Harold Danko)4. New autumn (Harold Danko)5. Hamsters (Harold Danko)6. Omnipreception (Harold Danko)7. Hopelessness regained (Harold Danko)8. Other things in the … Continue reading