Chris Byars – Jasmine Flower (SCCD 31773)

SCCD 31773 Chris Byars “Jasmine Flower” Chris Byars saxophone/composer/arranger leads his group in various formats including a quintet as in this album with guest instrumentalists (his father James Byars on English horn and his fiancée Mine Sadrazam on piano). Chris could be dubbed “Jazz Ambassador” conducting cultural exchange programs in the Middle East, Central Asia […]

Peter Zak – The Eternal Triangle (SCCD 31771)

SCCD 31771 Peter Zak Trio "The Eternal Triangle” Peter Zak’s penchant and artistry for trio format has produced an impressive series of piano trio albums all of which have enjoyed superlative critical acclaims all over the world. Here on this latest release with the fitting album title Peter Zak delivers once again his trademark intelligent […]

Ari Ambrose – Settling In (SCCD 31770)

SCCD 31770 Ari Ambrose Quartet ”Settling In” Ari Ambrose, since his recording debut as leader on SteepleChase’s “Introducing Ari Ambrose” (SCCD 31450) some 15 years ago, has maintained his musical perspectives of modernism on tradition and has polished them to perfection on this new album. “… With so many of the young tenor voices continuing […]

Kirk Knuffke – Chorale (SCCD 31769)

SCCD 31769 Kirk Knuffke Quartet “Chorale” In the last few years Cornetist Kirk Knuffke has developed a formidable discography on SteepleChase label with three duo recordings with pianist Jesse Stacken, each of which is a tribute to jazz’s great composers, and one quartet collaboration with veteran saxophonist Ted Brown. Kirk Knuffke filled the new album […]

Martin Jacobsen – Live In Tokyo (SCCD 31768)

SCCD 31768 Martin Jacobsen Quartet “Live In Tokyo – The NHK fureai hall concert” Danish-born tenor saxophonist Martin Jacobsen resides in Paris, France and performs all over the world. Martin frequently gives concerts in many of the Asian countries including Japan, Korea and China. This release is a live recording of a very successful concert […]

Peter Brendler, John Abercrombie – The Angle Below (SCCD 31767)

SCCD 31767 Peter Brendler & John Abercrombie “The Angle Below” SteepleChase is proud to present the first leader album by this extraordinary talent out of the younger generation of elite double bass players, Peter Brendler. After graduating with great distinction from Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2001, Peter has made New York his […]

Niels Vincentz – Gravity (SCCD 31764)

SCCD 31764 Niels Vincentz Trio “Gravity” January a year ago American born Danish tenor saxophonist Niels Vincentz made CD debut from SteepleChase with his American trio of Cameron Brown on bass and Billy Hart on drums (“Early Reflections SCCD 31737) to critical acclaim. Vincentz presents here the follow-up set with Brown and Hart right after […]