Don Braden, Stephen Riley, Jimmy Greene, Wayne Escoffery – Jam Session Vol. 30 (SCCD 31700)

Vol. 30 marks the last and completion of SteepleChase Jam Session series which started 12 years ago featuring many of the talented instrumentalists of younger (and old, too) generation on the New York scene. Derek Taylor of AAJ-NY sums up the significance of this series, “ As long as there is jazz, jam sessions will continue to be the glue that holds the art form together. It’s a dyed-in-the-wool tradition in the music and a primary means by which it evolves. These conclaves of like-minded players draw enthusiastically on the best traits of the practice. The days when giants like Bean, Bags, Jaws and Jug frequented after hours haunts, blowing … Continue reading

Gregory Tardy, Christian Winther, Wayne Escoffery – Jam Session Vol. 21 (SCCD 31613)

1. I'll Remember April (DePaul/Raye)2. Impressions (John Coltrane)3. Misty Thursday (Duke Jordan)4. Selfportrait In Three Colors (Charles Mingus)5. Crazy Love (JoAnne Tardy)6. What Is This Thing Called Love (Cole Porter)7. On Green Dolphin Street (Bronislav Kaper)8. Au Privave (Charlie Parker) UPC/EAN: 716043161324 … Continue reading