Rich Perry – What Is This? (SCCD 31374)

SCCD 31374 What Is This? / Rich Perry Quartet Tenor saxophonist Rich Perry has proven his formidable talent both as a leader and sideman on a series of SteepleChase releases: Inner Account (SCCD 31329), To Start Again (SCCD 31331), Next Age (SCCD 31350), Speechless (SCCD 31363) and most recently the intriguing trio album Beautiful Love (SCCD 31360). Here’s his third leader CD which Mark Gardner describes in his linernotes, “… I’m tempted to say this is his best album to date. It’s the best until the next one!…” 1. Squishy (Rich Perry)2. You don't know what love is (DePaul/Raye)3. One for Sam (Fred Hersh)4. What Is This Thing (Thad Jones/Mel … Continue reading

Paul Bley – Speechless (SCCD 31363)

SCCD 31363 Speechless / Paul Bley Quartet Paul Bley’s latest recording is a rare setting of quartet with the tenorman Perry whose insightful interplay with the leader makes this album something very special. “ Once again, Paul Bley confounds us with his multi-facetted talent, ever restless and searching. What this episodic earful tells us is that he has found a strong voice in Rich Perry that harmonises with his own …” (Mark Gardner) 1. Dropped stitch (Paul Bley)2. Crystal ball (Paul Bley)3. In walked Bud (Thelonious Monk)4. Speechless (Paul Bley)5. Love (Paul Bley)6. Past tense (Paul Bley)7. Beau Didley (Paul Bley)8. Love is (Paul Bley)9. Shorthand (Paul Bley) UPC/EAN: 716043136322 … Continue reading

Rich Perry – Beautiful Love (SCCD 31360)

SCCD 31360 Beautiful Love / Rich Perry Trio Following his successful first recording on SteepleChase SCCD 31331 “To Start Again ”, tenor man Rich Perry selected eight tunes from the classic Broadway/Hollywood repertoire which he approaches from a fresh and creative angle. “… Rich Perry’s music comes at you straight, undiluted, honest, passionate and persuasive. It’s filled with Beautiful Love – and we all need that in our lives …” (Mark Gardner) 1. In love in vain (Jerone Kern)2. Prisoner of love (Columbo/Robin/Gaskill)3. All the things you are (Jerome Kern)4. I fall in love too easily (Jule Styne)5. But not for me (George Gershwin)6. Beautiful love (Victor Young)7. I can't … Continue reading

Harold Danko – Next Age (SCCD 31350)

SCCD 31350 Next Age / Harold Danko Quartet Pianist/composer Harold Danko is best known for his association with hosts of jazz luminaries including Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Woody Herman, Lee Konitz, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis. This is Danko’s first recording under his own name for SteepleChase leading his working group. Understanding and communicative closeness of the band of longstanding cooperation are reflected in the music at all times. 1. Waiting time (Harold Danko)2. For Bud (Harold Danko)3. Ice mirror (Harold Danko)4. Gregarious solitude (Harold Danko)5. Silk lady (Harold Danko)6. Next age (Harold Danko)7. Rhythm's child (Harold Danko)8. Luz caverna (Harold Danko)9. Subindo (Harold Danko) UPC/EAN: 716043135028 … Continue reading

Rich Perry – To Start Again (SCCD 31331)

SCCD 31331 To Start Again / Rich Perry Quartet Tenor Saxophonist Rich Perry is one of the most exciting new artists on the scene today. Rich joined The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Big Band shortly after he moved to New York from his hometown Cleveland, Ohio in 1976 and has been an active part of the big Apple’s jazz scene since. This is Rich’s first leader album and the quartet here is his regular group over two years. “ … Perry comes forward as an powerful, eloquent and mature soloist with a wonderfully warm tone …” (Århus Stiftstidende) “ Tenor saxophonist Rich Perry is an impassioned yet cerebral wailer whose lithe … Continue reading

Ron McClure – Inner Account (SCCD 31329)

SCCD 31329 Inner Account / Ron McClure Quintet “ It is with his vast experience acquired in the past 20 years in the different lines of evolution of jazz… that McClure synthesises in this album his 7 original compositions which are rich in harmonic ideas and rhythmically well-balanced …” (F.C., Compact) 1. Inner account (Ron McClure)2. Sunnyside up (Ron McClure)3. Ain't it cute (Ron McClure)4. Subway (Vic Juris)5. Final decision (Ron McClure)6. Look who's talkin (Ron McClure)7. Nordix (Ron McClure)8. For Emily (Vic Juris)9. The phantom (Ron McClure) UPC/EAN: 716043132928 … Continue reading