SCCD 31779 Kirk Knuffke/Jesse Stacken “FIVE”

The twosome of cornettist Kirk Knuffke and pianist Jesse Stacken made SteepleChase

Debut in 2009 with the highly acclaimed album “Mockingbird” (SCCD 31677) with subtitle The Music of Thelonious Monk & Duke Ellington. Martin Longley of AAJ commented, “… it's refreshing to find the two pianist/composers united in a single conception, pointing out that they probably have more similarities than differences. …This is nostalgia made vibrant, played with precision, depth, good taste and a leisurely refusal to overcrowd its sonic space.”

Here on this new album the Knuffke/Stacken duo challenges the similar concept of unifying two composer/pianists Carla Bley and Bill Evans. The result is

an intriguing amalgam of two artists who seemingly do not have much in common

except their genius.

1. Closer (Carla Bley)
2. Syndrome (Carla Bley)
3. Very Early (Bill Evans)
4. Batterie (Carla Bley)
5. Your Story (Bill Evans)
6. Epilogue (Bill Evans)
7. King Korn (Carla Bley)
8. Sugar Plum (Bill Evans)
9. Around Again (Carla Bley)
10. The Donkey (Carla Bley)
11. Epilogue (Bill Evans)
12. Five (Bill Evans)

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