Michael Cochrane – Discovery (SCCD 31786)

SCCD 31786 Michael Cochrane Trio “Discovery” After a 7-year hiatus from the recording scene pianist Michael Cochrane came back strong with his new trio consisting of two Johns: Steve Johns, who’s been Cochrane’s colleague in the Sonny Fortune band, on drums and his prodigious 17-year-old son Daryl on bass. “…  his music has sincerity and […]

Michael Cochrane – Right Now (SCCD 31627)

Dave Gelly of Gramophone Jazz Good CD Guide described Cochrane as “ a mature and imaginative pianist with a delicate touch and deep harmonic resources …” After a few years’ absence from the recording scene Cochrane emerges strong and brilliant here with his working trio. 1. Sit And Wait (Michael Cochrane)2. The Seeker (Michael Cochrane)3. […]

Louis Smith – Louisville (SCCD 31552)

Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, the two pillars of bebop are the inspiration behind Louis Smith’s new album «� Louisville� » with the sequel title to his Blue Note release some 45 years ago is «� Smithville� ». On his earlier release with bebop theme “The Bopsmith” SCCD 31489 JazzTimes’ Greg Robinson wrote, “ This […]

Michael Cochrane – Pathways (SCCD 31542)

A sequel to the much acclaimed “Quartet Music” (SCCD 31513) features again pianist/leader Michael Cochrane’s first class treatment of the carefully chosen material for the quartet. Jack Bowers commented on the previous release on Cadence magazine, “… Cochrane, Malach, bassist Calvin Hill and drummer Jeff Hirshfield play them with remarkable ease and assurance, uncovering the […]

Michael Cochrane – Quartet Music (SCCD 31513)

SCCD 31513 – Michael Cochrane Quartet – "Quartet Music"- Featuring Michael Cochrane (piano), Bob Malich (tenor saxophone), Calvin Hill (bass), and Jeff Hirshfield (drums). All 10 pieces comprising this program are particularly suited to treatment by this type of instrumentation. Malach has worked with a whole host of names including Miles Davis and Horace Silver. […]

Michael Cochrane – Minor Matrix (SCCD 31494)

Michael Cochrane starts his new CD with Bud Powell’s classic “I’ll Keep Loving you” manifesting again his musical roots and influences. As John Murph of JazzTimes once wrote about Cochrane’s SteepleChase debut album Cutting Edge, this album also “ sings unapologetically that bebop indeed still lives. ” 1. I'll keep loving you (Bud Powell)2. One […]

Michael Cochrane – Footprints (SCCD 31476)

SCCD 31476 Footprints / Michael Cochrane Trio Pianist Michael Cochrane displays here his deep appreciation and understanding of saxophonist/composer Wayne Shorter’s music of the 60s. The 73 minutes of Shorter melodies are performed with great sensitivity, imaginations and dexterity by one of the best jazz piano trios today. “Cochrane is a mature and imaginative pianist […]

Michael Cochrane – Gesture of Faith (SCCD 31459)

1. I didn't know what time it was (Richard Rodgers)2. Baby steps (Michael Cochrane)3. Gesture of faith (Michael Cochrane)4. Free fall (Michael Cochrane)5. Gentle rain (Antonio Carlos Jobim)6. All of you (Cole Porter)7. Lush life (Billy Strayhorn)8. Blues on the dark side (Michael Cochrane)9. Room 118 (Michael Cochrane)10. Invitation (Bronislav Kaper)11. Hallucinations (Bud Powell) UPC/EAN: […]

Michael Cochrane – Cutting Edge (SCCD 31430)

SCCD 31430 Cutting Edge / Michael Cochrane Quartet Michael Cochrane is one of the latest addition to SteepleChase exclusive recording artist list. “… Michael Cochrane deploys his considerable aptitude as piano stylist, leader, composer and arranger with warmth and wisdom in this rewarding session …” (Mark Gardner) 1. Lines of reason (Michael Cochrane)2. Moon and […]

Jack Walrath – In Europe (SCCD 31172)

SCCD 31172 In Europe / Jack Walrath Quintet Trumpeter, composer/arranger Walrath (b. January 17, 1934 in Dallas) has co-led group Change with Gary Peacock in the late 60s and later joined Charles Mingus’s band (1974 – 8)for which he also worked as arranger. From the 80s he formed his own group and toured Europe extensively. […]