Billy Harper – Live On Tour In The Far East, Vol. 3 (SCCD 31366)

SteepleChase SCCD 31366 LIVE on tour in the far east Vol. 3 / Billy Harper Quintet Another exciting on-location recording from Billy Harper Quintet’s extensive Far Eastern tour of the Spring 1991. “… The music they made in Malaysia was original, forthright, imaginative and uncompromising. The audience appreciated those qualities as you will, too .” […]

Stanley Cowell – Setup (SCCD 31349)

SCCD 31349 Setup / Stanley Cowell Sextet Pianist/composer Stanley Cowell (b. May 5, 1941 in Toledo, OH) for this latest recording chose sextet format, which displays his highly personal writing style and his tremendous talent as an arranger/bandleader. The front-line consisting of Henderson, Margitza and Griffin makes a great contribution with their performance of fire, […]

Billy Harper – Live On Tour In The Far East, Vol. 1 (SCCD 31311)

SCCD 31311 LIVE on tour in the far east Vol. 1 / Billy Harper Quintet This “ worthy follow-up to Harper’s previous SteepleChase CD (Destiny Is Yours – SCCD 31260)” (Cadence) is the first volume of exciting live recordings from his Asian tour. Except for the bass, the line-up is the same as his regular […]

Bertha Hope – Elmo’s Fire (SCCD 31289)

SCCD 31276 Elmo's Fire / Bertha Hope Quintet “… a homage paid by pianist Bertha Hope to her husband Elmo who died in 1967… An ensemble of beautiful coherence, sensitive to its sonority on those arrangements of perfect taste acknowledges its roots in bop…A great listening pleasure .” (Pierre Schavey, The Lion) “ Un très […]

Eddie Henderson – Flight Of Mind (SCCD 31284)

SCCD 31284 Flight Of Mind / Eddie Henderson Quintet "…one appreciates the calm lyricism of the trumpeter (and psychiatrist) Eddie Henderson…the logical and consistent play by the leader is backed by the lively and dependable rhythm section." (lé généraliste) 1. Flight of mind (Whitaker)2. Goodbye (Gordon Jenkins)3. Eduard (Tambourini)4. Un bel di vedremo (Puccini)5. Lament […]

Ron McClure – Never Forget (SCCD 31279)

SCCD 31279 Never Forget / Ron McClure Quintet “… .A fine bassist…also an exceptional composer who draws on non-jazz tonalities with great confidence….” ( The Penguin Guide to JAZZ) “… .impressive… strong melodies and themes that are multi-structured….He is subtle and creative …” (Cadence) 1. Halfmoon again (Ron McClure)2. Hello spring (Ron McClure)3. Lament for […]

Eddie Henderson – Think On Me (SCCD 31264)

SCCD 31264 Think On Me / Eddie Henderson Quintet “.. .His clean precise tone rides easily over the solid support of this hand-picked quintet…he plays throughout with facile elegance and expression. Whether delving into ballads…or the livelier numbers…, his musicianship is exemplary .” (David Lands, Jazz Journal International) 1. Restless dreams (Joe Locke)2. Come Sunday […]

Billy Harper – Destiny Is Yours (SCCD 31260)

SCCD 31260 Destiny Is Yours / Billy Harper Quintet Billy Harper (b. Houston, Jan. 17, 1943) is no doubt one of the most prominent figures in today’s jazz scene. He rose to his stardom through his stints with Gil Evans’ Orchestra, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and The Thad Jones- Mel Lewis Orchestra. Harper started leading […]