Dave Stryker – Blue To The Bone IV (SCCD 31755)

SCCD 31755 Dave Stryker "Blue to the Bone IV” Dave Stryker’s music is deeply rooted in blues, having performed with Jack McDuff in the 80s and Stanley Tarentine in the 90s. Dave’s special blend of jazz and blues culminated first time in 1996 in the form of “ Blue To The Bone I ” (SCCD […]

Vincent Gardner – The Good Book Chapter Three (SCCD 31741)

Since his highly successful debut album “Elbow Room” SCCD 31580 – “… a top-flight maiden voyage for Gardner .” (Terrell Kent Holmes – AAJ) in 2006 trombonist/composer/arranger Vincent Gardner has been pursuing to compile series of theme albums based on great compositions from the past. This third chapter, a book of Bebop showcases again Vincent’s […]

Vincent Gardner – The Good Book Chapter Two (SCCD 31719)

Trombonist/arranger/bandleader Vincent Gardner compiles the second chapter to follow the successful The Good Book Chapter One (SCCD 31616) which prompted Andrew Hovan of All About Jazz to comment; “… trombonist Vincent Gardner is a very likely candidate for the category of talent seeing of wider recognition….This, of course, elevates the recital beyond your typical tribute […]

Vincent Gardner – Three-Five (SCCD 31671)

The elite trombonist of the younger generation Vincent Gardner assmbles sextet for his forth album on the lable to showcase his enoumus talent as arranger. “… Gardner is an impressive, well-rounded trombonist, fleet and nimble in a boppish uptempo zone and blessed with vocalistlike expressivity when elegance is required .” (Josef Woodard – JazzTimes on […]

Vincent Gardner – Vin-Slidin’ (SCCD 31646)

Josef Woodard of allaboutjazz commented on Vincent Gardner’s Elbow Room album (SCCD 31580),“ Gardner is an impressive, well-rounded trombonist, fleet and nimble in a boppish uptempo zone and blessed with vocalistlike expressivity when elegance is required……..He deserves the spotlight .” 1. Teaneck (Nat Adderley)2. Pensativa (Clare Fischer)3. For Heaven's Sake (Meyer/Brown/Edwards)4. Ko Ko (Charlie Parker)5. […]

Conrad Herwig, Wycliffe Gordon, Vincent Gardner – Jam Session Vol. 23 (SCCD 31624)

“ In the jazz tradition, the jam session played and continues to play a vital role in the musical community. In that spirit, Steeplechase, a label built on tradition, has come up with a jam session series, pairing veteran players with up-and-comers as a way of spreading the word about musicians on the label.” (Matthew […]

Vincent Gardner – The Good Book Chapter One (SCCD 31616)

SCCD 31616Vincent Gardner ”The Good Book One ” Vincent Gardner follows up his highly successful SteepleChase inaugural “Elbow Room” (SCCD 31580) – “An impressive debut as a leader” (Terrell Kent Holmes- allaboutJazz) with this exciting collections of Frank Foster /Horace Silver tunes. 1. Love Handles (Frank Foster)2. The African Queen (Horace Silver)3. Shiny Stockings (Frank […]

Vincent Gardner, Danny Kirkham, Andre Hayward – Jam Session Vol. 20 (SCCD 31602)

On previous SteepleChase Jam Session series, CD Review’s Rick Finlay wrote, “… SteepleChase’s series of jam sessions drawing together the cream of the contemporary jazz world makes a refreshing change these days. ….highly recommended .” 1. K. D.'s Motion (Kenny Dorham)2. Fried Bananas (Dexter Gordon)3. Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael)4. You Don't Know What Love Is (DePaul/Raye)5. […]

Vincent Gardner – Elbow Room (SCCD 31580)

“…Vincent Gardner has definitely arrived as a force to be reckoned with and merits all the elbow room he and his fluent trombone can find!” (Mark Gardner) 1. DoomZoom (Vincent Gardner)2. Snake Charmin' (Vincent Gardner)3. I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry (Jule Styne)4. Can You Read My Mind (Bricusse/Williams)5. Four And One […]

Christian Winther – Blue Function (SCCD 31562)

Another new Danish saxophone star, presently a resident of New Orleans, makes his first entry to SteepleChase catalog with this refreshing album of standard and original materials superbly executed. Christian Winther not only fulfilled his boyhood dream of becoming a jazz musician but also became an important voice on the New Orleans scene, where his […]