Gregory Tardy “Chasing After The Wind” (SCCD 31821)

SCCD 31821 Gregory Tardy “Chasing After The Wind” This year is the 10th anniversary of Gregory Tardy’s tenure with SteepleChase label which started with his superlative release “The Truth” SCCD 31583. “One of the bright hopes, Tardy sounds like a seeker, absolution and salvation in every solo.” (New York Times) Since then Tardy has, except for a short sabbatical leave from the commercial music scene, kept on creating spiritually inspired music that appealed and reached out to people of all faiths and convictions. On this new album Tardy combines his own new music with a handful of intriguing compositions by other artists from the past to set up a scene … Continue reading

Gene Segal Trio/Quintet – Matter (SCCD 33121)

SCCD 33121 Gene Segal Trio/Quintet “Matter” New York-based guitarist/composer Gene Segal was born in Russia and immigrated to USA as a young child with his musician family. His upbringing in European music tradition combined with American contemporary music including jazz enabled Gene Segal to create his unique universe of multi-layered music. “…the energy on this CD is different/better in major ways….if raw energy in jazz is your forte – GET THIS one!..I give Gene & all his players a definite MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED…” (Improvijazzation #146 on SCCD 33114 “Mental Images”) GENE SEGAL guitar JON IRABAGON tenor saxophone SAM SADIGURSKY clarinet, bass clarinet SEAN CONLY bass JAIMEO BROWN drums Recorded December … Continue reading

Gregory Tardy – With Songs of Joy (SCCD 31798)

SCCD 31798 Gregory Tardy – With Songs of Joy Saxophonist and composer Gregory Tardy emerged from the highly productive and creative jazz scene of the 90s and has established himself “as one of the most important saxophonists of his generation.” (Matthew Miller – AAJ). The music Gregory Tardy composes and performs is filled with devotional texture and emotion. The strength of his music and performance reaches out to the vast range of people regardless of their spiritual background, as it is the case with this his 8th release on SteepleChase. “He sounds as if he’s physically wresting new possibilities and beauty…. It’s moments such as these that invoke the combination of faith-infused … Continue reading

Gene Segal – Mental Images (SCCD 33114)

SCCD 33114 Gene Segal “Mental Images” Russian-Born Gene Segal, who moved to USA as a child, is one of the elite guitarists of younger generation from the New York scene. After receiving Master’s Degree in composition from prestigious William Patterson University Gene immersed himself in New York’s competitive and creative milieu to find his own voice as an instrumentalist and composer. This Gene Segal’s SteepleChase Lookout debut is the first glimpse into an ever-evolving artist revealing his fascination with Olivier Messiaen, one of the most important composers of the 20 th century. 1. Healing Feeling (Gene Segal)2. Allegory Of The Cave (Gene Segal)3. Minds Eye (Gene Segal)4. Irrational Drives (Gene … Continue reading

Gregory Tardy – Hope (SCCD 31775)

SCCD 31775 Gregory Tardy Quartet “Hope” Gregory Tardy’s seventh release on SteepleChase “ Hope ” delivers strong musical and spiritual message to us all. Since his comeback from a three year sabbatical from the music scene Tardy has firmly resumed his place as “ one of the most important saxophonists of his generation ” (Matthew Miller, AAJ). “… ultimately it’s Tardy’s show. Not only is he arguably the most original of the band’s improvisers, he’s also the most impassioned. His lines are incisive and hard-edged. Even his most fanciful flights are purposeful. His energetic approach consistently lifts the group’s performance to a higher level ….” (Chris Kelsey – JazzTimes on … Continue reading

Gregory Tardy – Standards & More (SCCD 31754)

SCCD 31754 Gregory Tardy Quartet “Standards & More” As the title of this new album suggests Gregory Tardy and his excellent ensemble invested their energy in evergreen standards and jazz original classics here to fulfil his musical parents’ requests. “… Not only is he arguably the most original of the band’s improvisers, he’s also the most impassioned. His lines are incisive and hard-edged. Even his most fanciful flights are purposeful. His energetic approach consistently lifts the group’s performance to a higher level….” (Chris Kelsey – JazzTimes on “Steps of Faith”SCCD) “….Of the many stars to have emerged on the jazz horizon during the '90s, one of the most disciplined, emotive … Continue reading

Gregory Tardy – Monuments (SCCD 31725)

Saxophonist/composer Gregory Tardy’s latest album reunites him with pianist George Colligan whom Tardy has collaborated on a number of remarkable recordings. Since his return to the active performing scene a couple of years ago Gregory Tardy is today a full time member of the elite jazz circle. “ He sounds as if he’s physically wresting new possibilities and beauty from an earthbound, rock-encrusted framework. …It’s moments such as these that invoke the combination of faith-infused yearning and hard-won triumph that is at the heart of the best spiritually inspired improvisational music .” (Carlo Wolff of JazzTimes on Strongest Love” SCCD 31698) 1. Dust Groove (Gregory Tardy)2. Monuments (Gregory Tardy)3. The … Continue reading

Gregory Tardy – Steps Of Faith (SCCD 31610)

Gregory Tardy follows up his SteepleChase debut album “The Truth” (SCCD 31583) of 2006 with this new immensely inspiring recording. Matthew Miller of All About Jazz wrote of “The Truth” album, “Of the many stars to have emerged on the jazz horizon during the ‘90s, one of the most disciplined, emotive and perhaps underrated is the multifacedet Gregory Tardy…With this release, his first on SteepleChase, Tardy takes another step toward establishing himself as one of the most important saxophonists of his generation …..” 1. Standing On The Solid Rock (Gregory Tardy)2. Toy Tune (Wayne Shorter)3. Unforgettable (Gordon)4. The Mustard Seed (Gregory Tardy)5. Steps Of Faith (Gregory Tardy)6. And The Two … Continue reading

Gregory Tardy – The Truth (SCCD 31583)

“…This carefully conceived and beautifully executed set can only enhance the reputation of an exceedingly accomplished saxophonist/composer….” (Mark Gardner) 1. Yeshua (Gregory Tardy)2. Who Has Believed Our Message (Gregory Tardy)3. The Way, The Truth, The Life (Gregory Tardy)4. Love Never Fails (Gregory Tardy)5. Wade In The Water (Traditional)6. As The World Rejoices (Gregory Tardy)7. Rhythm Form (Tom Harrell)8. Jesus You Are My Life (Stephen Fry)9. Cheetah (Tom Harrell) UPC/EAN: 716043158324 … Continue reading