Ernie Wilkins – Montreux (SCCD 31190)

SCCD 31190 Montreux / Ernie Wilkins’ Almost Big Band “… with Wilkins’ skilful arrangements, as demonstrated on the new Montreux album, this group is capable of delivering both the intimate spontaneity of a quartet and the virile power of a juggernaut …” (Doug Roberts, The Patriot Ledger) 1. Hi-fly (Randy Weston)2. Well, you needn't (Thelonious […]

Idrees Sulieman – Bird’s Grass (SCCD 31202)

SCCD 31202 Bird's Grass / Idrees Sulieman Quintet Idrees Sulieman (b. August 7, 1923 in St. Petersburg, FL.) is one of the first to adopt the bebop style in trumpet playing. Sulieman played and recorded with Thelonious Monk, Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie to mention a few. “… the whole album is […]

Ernie Wilkins – On The Roll (SCCD 31225)

SCCD 31225 On The Roll / Ernie Wilkins Almost Big Band Ernie Wilkins made phenomenal contribution to the big band music in the last four decades by composing and arranging for such major big bands as those led by Earl Hines, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James and Clark Terry. Wilkins moved to […]

Idrees Sulieman – Groovin’ (SCCD 31218)

SCCD 31218 Groovin' / Idrees Sulieman, Horace Parlan etc Idrees Sulieman who was one of the first trumpeters to play bop and recorded with a host of jazz giants such as Coleman Hawkins Thelonious Monk, Randy Weston, Mary Lou Williams, Teddy Charles, Gene Ammons, etc. “.. .an enjoyable recording to which all the players contribute […]

Howard McGhee – Just Be There (SCCD 31204)

SCCD 31204 Just Be There / Howard McGhee Quintet Howard McGhee (1918-1987) was one of the finest trumpeters of the bop era. This Copenhagen session turned out to be the last recording that the legendary drummer Kenny Clarke participated. “… It’s simply music that is rich, spontaneous and lively .” (André Joly, La Voix Du […]