SCCD 31806 Stephen Riley & Peter Zak “Haunted Heart”

Stephen Riley’s distinctive breathy tone and imaginative phrasing have attracted a good size followers in jazz
listeners, musicians and critics.

“Isn’t it nice to hear a truly individual sound in the sea of music that often sounds much the same? I stumbled across one of those sounds in Stephen Riley’s music…” (Luke Soasey – saxophonist)

“Just heard Stephen Riley on a local radio. What a special tone he has. Dark and dry with a lot of subtones. And very creative playing….” (JJ – Sax on the Web)

Here on his latest album Riley formed a duo with his favourite piano man Peter Zak to stage an intriguing recital filled with amazing performances.

STEPHEN RILEY tenor saxophone

Recorded December 2014

1 ISFAHAN (Billy Strayhorn) 6:28
2 YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME (Cole Porter) 7:29
3 PRISONER OF LOVE (Russ Columbo / Clarene Clarene) 6:26
4 PUNJAB (Joe Henderson) 7:20
5 THE INTIMACY OF THE BLUES (Billy Strayhorn) 5:21
6 HAUNTED HEART (Howard Diez) 5:15
7 AFTER YOU’VE GONE (Turner Layton) 5:10
8 MOMENT’S NOTICE (John Coltrane) 5:12
9 THERE’S A SMALL HOTEL (Richard Rodgers) 5:23
10 ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Sammy Fain) 7:51
11 PENNIES FROM HEAVEN (Arthur Johnston) 8:15

Total Playing Time 70:14

EAN/UPC 716043180622