Dexter Gordon – The Complete Trio & Quartet Studio Recordings 1974-76 (SCCD 30010/17)

SCCD30010/17 Dexter Gordon “Complete Trio & Quartet Recordings “ SteepleChase released its first LP (SCCD 31001 Live At Montmartre Jackie McLean Quartet) in January 1973. Yes, it’s 30 years ago. SteepleChase celebrates the 30 th anniversary with this special release of Dexter Gordon 8-CD box set with 52-page booklet loaded with hitherto unpublished photos of […]

Horace Parlan – Alone (SCCD 37041/42)

1. Alone together (Arthur Schwartz)2. Memories of you (Eubie Blake)3. Musically yours (Horace Parlan)4. Ill wind (Harry Arlen)5. Lullaby of the leaves (Petkere)6. Ruby my dear (Thelonious Monk)7. Jitterbug waltz (Fats Waller)8. Nardis (Bill Evans)1. Ruby My Dear (Thelonious Monk)2. Spring Is Here (Richard Rodgers)3. A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing (Billy Strayhorn)4. Peace (Horace […]

Doug Raney – I’ll Close My Eyes (SCCD 31166)

SCCD 31166 I'll Close My Eyes / Doug Raney Quintet Doug Raney at the time of this recording was only 25 but he had already established his own identity, though it is apparent that the greatest influence came from his famous father Jimmy Raney. The CD booklet contains his complete discography. 1. I'll close my […]

Horace Parlan – Like Someone In Love (SCCD 31178)

SCCD 31178 Like Someone In Love / Horace Parlan Trio Trio setting best portrays Horace Parlan’s unique method of piano playing with the strong left-hand technique which he developed to supplement his partially paralysed right hand. Here with bassist Lundgaard who is on his way to the stardom as Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen has archived and […]

Bernt Rosengren – Surprise Party (SCCD 31177)

SCCD 31177 Surprise Party / Bernt Rosengren Quartet Sweden’s top saxophonist/composer/arranger/bandleader Rosengren (b. 1937) gained wide recognition through his work with Krzysztof Komeda in Poland and his performance in the soundtrack of Polanski’s film “Knife In The Water” in 1962. Later he played with George Russell, Don Cherry and Lars Gullin. In the late 70s […]

Horace Parlan – The Maestro (SCCD 31167)

SCCD 31167 The Maestro / Horace Parlan This is the second volume of Parlan’s solo recording (earlier release SCCD 31141 “Musically Yours ”). Horace Parlan (b. January 19, 1931 in Pittsburgh) after suffering from polio as child learned to play piano as a therapeutic means and developed a strong left hand technique which became his […]

Horace Parlan – Musically Yours (SCCD 31141)

SCCD 31141 Musically Yours / Horace Parlan This first solo recording by Horace Parlan (b. January 19, 1931 in Pittsburgh) reflects the pianist’s relaxed and gentle personality. 1. Alone together (Arthur Schwartz)2. Memories of you (Eubie Blake)3. Musically yours (Horace Parlan)4. Ill wind (Harry Arlen)5. Lullaby of the leaves (Petkere)6. Ruby my dear (Thelonious Monk)7. […]

Horace Parlan – Frank-ly Speaking (SCCD 31076)

SCCD 31076 Frank-ly Speaking / Horace Parlan Quintet Pianist Horace Parlan flew to New York (he has been a resident of Denmark since 1972) to record this his third album for SteepleChase. The band which Horace put together with his favourite musicians had played the night before the recording at Rigmor’s Storyville Club in Manhattan. […]