Stanley Cowell – Prayer For Peace (SCCD 31704)

One of the greatest American jazz pianists Stanley Cowell has been more active as a dedicated educator than a recording artist in the last 10 years. Cowell now makes his recording comeback to delight us with his finest works. “ After more than a decade away from the recording studios, that fine and highly-regarded pianist/composer […]

Paul Bley – Speechless (SCCD 31363)

SCCD 31363 Speechless / Paul Bley Quartet Paul Bley’s latest recording is a rare setting of quartet with the tenorman Perry whose insightful interplay with the leader makes this album something very special. “ Once again, Paul Bley confounds us with his multi-facetted talent, ever restless and searching. What this episodic earful tells us is […]

Rich Perry – Beautiful Love (SCCD 31360)

SCCD 31360 Beautiful Love / Rich Perry Trio Following his successful first recording on SteepleChase SCCD 31331 “To Start Again ”, tenor man Rich Perry selected eight tunes from the classic Broadway/Hollywood repertoire which he approaches from a fresh and creative angle. “… Rich Perry’s music comes at you straight, undiluted, honest, passionate and persuasive. […]

George Cables – Beyond Forever (SCCD 31305)

SCCD 31305 Beyond Forever / George Cables Quartet “… (Cables) is a very powerful player. He injects an energy and intensity here that starts with the opening bars of the lead tune and sustains it right through to the album’s closer…You will have a perfectly exciting time enjoying this album. Well recommended .” (Paul B. […]

Eddie Henderson – Flight Of Mind (SCCD 31284)

SCCD 31284 Flight Of Mind / Eddie Henderson Quintet "…one appreciates the calm lyricism of the trumpeter (and psychiatrist) Eddie Henderson…the logical and consistent play by the leader is backed by the lively and dependable rhythm section." (lé généraliste) 1. Flight of mind (Whitaker)2. Goodbye (Gordon Jenkins)3. Eduard (Tambourini)4. Un bel di vedremo (Puccini)5. Lament […]

Eddie Henderson – Phantoms (SCCD 31250)

SCCD 31250 Phantoms / Eddie Henderson Quintet The master trumpeter from Herbie Hancock’s first band made his first recording for SteepleChase after several years’ absence from the scene. Evolving from the Miles Davis sound of the late 60s Henderson’s playing has developed into a very intriguing personal style. The marvellous rhythm section here includes Joe […]

Bob Rockwell – The Bob Rockwell Trio (SCCD 31242)

SCCD 31242 The Bob Rockwell Trio “… Rockwell plays with the fluency of experience and his exploration of these tunes, especially his soprano work, make this a fair album.” (David Lands, Jazz Journal International) “… Backed by a strong rhythm section, Rockwell’s powerful play gives you plenty of listening pleasure …” (Masamichi Okazaki, Swing Journal) […]