Ronnie Cuber “Straight Street” (SCCD 31860)

SCCD 31860 Ronnie Cuber “Straight Street” One of the few exponents of that most unrelenting instrument, baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber has spent for more than a half century performing, composing, arranging and leading his own groups. His robust, no-nonsense playing has been acknowledged to be one of the greats among jazz instrumentalists. “…Best of all, […]

Jon Gordon, Rich Perry, Dave Schnitter – Jam Session Vol. 24 (SCCD 31625)

” The Danish Steeplechase imprint has long recognized the fertile dynamics of jam sessions, fronting the resources for many in its roster of players to convene in just such supportive surroundings .” (Derek Taylor – allaboutjazz) 1. Lazy Bird (John Coltrane)2. Epistophy (Thelonious Monk)3. Skylark (Goady Carmichal)4. You're My Everything (Warren, Harry)5. Round About Midnight […]

Louis Smith – The Bopsmith (SCCD 31489)

SCCD 31489 The Bopsmith / Louis Smith Quintet Trumpeter Louis Smith’s formative period as a jazz performer some 50 years ago was in the midst of developing/establishing stage of Bebop. Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro and Clifford Brown are the greatest influence on Louis Smith’s trumpet style. Here on his first release in the new millennium […]

Junior Cook – You Leave Me Breathless (SCCD 31304)

SCCD 31304 You Leave Me Breathless / Junior Cook Quintet “ On this his last date, Junior Cook goes out as he came in and as he’s spent his entire career, blowing deeply felt hard bop. …Everything fits what you’d expect, and the formula results in high quality, though not flashy, music….Cook will be missed, […]