SCCD 31863 Russ Lossing “Changes”

Among today’s modern jazz piano players Russ Lossing stands out as one of the unique breed of artists who travel intelligently and with clarity between jazz and new music. For this his first release on SteepleChase Lossing focuses on standards, of course, with his trademark, innovative improvisation.

Lossing is a thinking man’s pianist. He intelligently creates and refashions themes within a variety of frameworks.” (Glenn Astarita –

Russ Lossing is a pianist of extreme depth and intensity whose music exists between jazz improvisation and modern classicism.“ (Budd Kopman – AAJ)

Russ Lossing piano
Michael Formanek bass
Gerald Cleaver drums

Recorded May 2018

1 BYE, BYE BLACKBIRD (Ray Henderson) 8:02
2 LITTLE GIRL BLUE (Richard Rodgers) 7:04
3 CREPUSCULE WITH NELLIE (Thelonious Monk) 5:29
4 REFLECTIONS IN D (Duke Ellington) 6:40
5 UGLY BEAUTY (Thelonious Monk) 5:02
6 REMINISCENCE (Russ Lossing) 10:48
7 SWEET AND LOVELY (Gus Arnheim/Harry Tobias/Jules Lemare) 7:14
8 EPISTROPHY (Thelonious Monk) 4:59
9 PRELUDE TO A KISS (Duke Ellington) 5:49
10 BAROMETER (Russ Lossing) 4:36

Total Playing Time 65:42

UPC: 716043186327