LeeAnn Ledgerwood “Renewal” (SCCD 31835)

SCCD 31835 LeeAnn Ledgerwood “Renewal” Since her SteepleChase debut with “Now And Zen” album (SCCD31432) of 1998 LeeAnn has been one of the front runners of women in jazz. Neither her earlier lengthy sick leave nor her current fragile physique could hinder her from releasing this strong album renewing and widening her creative scope. “Ledgerwood […]

LeeAnn Ledgerwood – Breaking The Waves (SCCD 31732)

One year after her long-awaited comeback album (from a lengthy leave of absence due to illness) “Simple Truth” (SCCD 31705), pianist LeeAnn Ledgerwood compiled this latest album with 100% original material, showcasing her extraordinary talent as composer as well. Carlo Wolff of JazzTimes commented on “Simple Truth”, “ Ledgerwood is not interested in impressing with […]

LeeAnn Ledgerwood – Walkin’ Up (SCCD 31541)

Pianist LeeAnn Ledgerwood’s fifth entry on the label presents her new trio with John Graham Davis on bass and Brandon Lewis on drums. With these young and immensely talented sidemen, Ledgerwood regards this album as her best trio recording to date. Critic Dick Bogle wrote of Ledgerwood, “… She has tons of technique, handfuls of […]

LeeAnn Ledgerwood – Now And Zen (SCCD 31432)

SCCD 31432 Now And Zen / LeeAnn Ledgerwood Quartet Pianist LeeAnn Ledgerwood has been one of the major jazzwomen in the New York jazz scene in the past 15 years. This is her first leader album on the label, though many SteepleChase listeners have long noticed her powerful and soulful playing from Ron McClure’s album […]

Ron McClure – Sunburst (SCCD 31306)

SCCD 31306 Sunburst / Ron McClure Sextet “ McClure leads a crew of bright, fresh musicians through a program of bright, fresh compositions…The music sparkles throughout …The lines are not simple to start with, yet the sextet roars through them…This is very fine neo-bop, indeed .” (David Dupont, Cadence) 1. Sunburst (Ron McClure)2. Count your […]