Jackie McLean, Gary Bartz – Ode To Super (SCCD 31009)

SCCD 31009 Ode To Super / Jackie McLean Quintet Jackie McLean is direct from “Parker-era” and Gary Bartz from the following generation. Both of them are needless to say strongly influenced by Charlie Parker. When the two alto players got together in Copenhagen in the summer of 1973 to record, it was quite natural that the album turned out to be this “ affectionate and moving tribute ” (Melody Maker) to the master. 1. Monk's dance (Gary Bartz)2. Ode to super (Billy Gault)3. Great Rainstreet blues (Jackie McLean)4. Watercircle (Thomas Clausen)5. Watercircle (Thomas Clausen)6. Red cross (Charlie Parker)7. Red cross (Charlie Parker) UPC/EAN: 716043100927 … Continue reading

Eddie Lockjaw Davis – Swingin’ Till The Girls Come Home (SCCD 31058)

SCCD 31058 Swingin' Till The Girls Come Home / Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis Quartet One of the best assets of the Count Basie Big Band in the 50s, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis was a frequent guest player in Europe in the 70s. In the Spring of 76 Lockjaw went into a studio in Copenhagen with “ the excellent Danish rhythm section ” which “ manage to coax some of the best playing from the tenor saxophonist since his days with Basie” (Gramophone). “.. .The mood, as always with Davis, is a happy one. With the help of the fine, supportive rhythm section it becomes contagious, and …it is an awful lot of … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – More Than You Know (SCCD 31030)

SCCD 31030 More Thank You Know / Dexter Gordon & Orchestra Arranged and conducted by Palle Mikkelborg It has long been a dream for Dexter to record an album with orchestra with strings. The dream came true on his second album after he became exclusive recording artist for SteepleChase. Many years passed since then but Dexter had still called this recording his favourite and best in one of the interviews before his death. The orchestra here consists of members from the Royal Danish Orchestra, The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and The Danish Radio Big Band. The arranger/conductor (and trumpeter) Palle Mikkelborg has also arranged and conducted Miles Davis’s last … Continue reading