Michael Cochrane – Right Now (SCCD 31627)

Dave Gelly of Gramophone Jazz Good CD Guide described Cochrane as “ a mature and imaginative pianist with a delicate touch and deep harmonic resources …” After a few years’ absence from the recording scene Cochrane emerges strong and brilliant here with his working trio. 1. Sit And Wait (Michael Cochrane)2. The Seeker (Michael Cochrane)3. […]

Louis Smith – Louisville (SCCD 31552)

Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, the two pillars of bebop are the inspiration behind Louis Smith’s new album «� Louisville� » with the sequel title to his Blue Note release some 45 years ago is «� Smithville� ». On his earlier release with bebop theme “The Bopsmith” SCCD 31489 JazzTimes’ Greg Robinson wrote, “ This […]

Michael Cochrane – Pathways (SCCD 31542)

A sequel to the much acclaimed “Quartet Music” (SCCD 31513) features again pianist/leader Michael Cochrane’s first class treatment of the carefully chosen material for the quartet. Jack Bowers commented on the previous release on Cadence magazine, “… Cochrane, Malach, bassist Calvin Hill and drummer Jeff Hirshfield play them with remarkable ease and assurance, uncovering the […]

Michael Cochrane – Quartet Music (SCCD 31513)

SCCD 31513 – Michael Cochrane Quartet – "Quartet Music"- Featuring Michael Cochrane (piano), Bob Malich (tenor saxophone), Calvin Hill (bass), and Jeff Hirshfield (drums). All 10 pieces comprising this program are particularly suited to treatment by this type of instrumentation. Malach has worked with a whole host of names including Miles Davis and Horace Silver. […]

Michael Cochrane – Minor Matrix (SCCD 31494)

Michael Cochrane starts his new CD with Bud Powell’s classic “I’ll Keep Loving you” manifesting again his musical roots and influences. As John Murph of JazzTimes once wrote about Cochrane’s SteepleChase debut album Cutting Edge, this album also “ sings unapologetically that bebop indeed still lives. ” 1. I'll keep loving you (Bud Powell)2. One […]

Michael Carvin – The Camel (SCCD 31038)

SCCD 31038 The Camel / Michael Carvin Quintet This is another debut album of a young talent that came out of Nils Winther’s NY recording trip of ‘75. Michael Carvin who had played in numerous Motown recordings with the label’s stars like Stevie Wonder was beginning to be recognized also as jazz drummer on the […]