Ryan Kisor, John McNeil, Brad Goode – Jam Session Vol. 17 (SCCD 31593)

“ The choice of trumpeters proved to be inspired because Ryan Kisor, John McNeil and Brad Goode worked together beautifully and formed a clarion-clear brass choir on the ensembles. Each does his own thing and they are different enough to ensure a constant flow of surprises. They obviously had a ball, and there is no […]

John McNeil – Fortuity (SCCD 31499)

Discovering new talents has been SteepleChase’s raison d’être throughout its history. John McNeil’s debut on SteepleChase label “Embarkation” SCCD 31099 in 1978 was a most typical example of such endeavor. During the late 70s and early 80s McNeil made 7 albums on SteepleChase. After 17 years of absence McNeil returns to the label with this […]

John McNeil – I’ve Got The World On A String (SCCD 31183)

SCCD 31183 I've Got The World On A String / John McNeil Quartet Recorded during McNeil’s European tour in 1983 with a fellow American Doug Raney and the best Danish rhythm section, this album caught the trumpeter at his top form. 1. I remember you (Johnny Mercer)2. Yours is my heart alone (Franz Lehar)3. I've […]

John McNeil – Clean Sweep (SCCD 31154)

SCCD 31154 Clean Sweet / John McNeil Quintet Three years after the remarkable debut album “Embarkation” (SCCD 31099), on this his 5 th release on SteepleChase John McNeil put together an exciting group. “…. He seems to have the trick of drawing the best from his sidemen ….” (Melody Maker) 1. Early flight (John McNeil)2. […]

John McNeil, Tom Harrell – Look To The Sky (SCCD 31128)

SCCD 31128 Look To The Sky / Tom Harrell & John McNeil Here at last the CD release of that much acclaimed recording of the two Silver trumpeters! “.. .it’s never a duel of trumpets here but it’s the duet of trumpets… When the two trumpeters share technique and inspiration, one cannot but enjoy the […]

John McNeil – Faun (SCCD 31117)

SCCD 31117 Faun / John McNeil Quintet “ John McNeil’s second album for SteepleChase shows a continued development which augurs a breakaway from the pack of young trumpeters who have emerged in recent years …” (Chris Sheridan, Jazz Journal International) “… McNeil can hurl and aim a single note like a spear and make it […]