Chet Baker – Daybreak (SCCD 31142)

SCCD 31142 Daybreak / Chet Baker Trio

The success of the earlier release by this trio (SCCD 31122 “The Touch Of Your Lips”) brought the group together again this time for “live” recording at club Montmartre packed with Baker fans.

Radio Free Jazz wrote, “ His present playing is extraordinary, the best of his career, and he has never found a more empathetic context than this trio with guitarist Raney and bassist Pedersen… The interplay among these three superb musicians yields a quality of collective improvisation comparable to that of Bill Evans’ greatest trio ….”

1. For minor's only (Jimmy Heath)
2. Daybreak (Hoagy Carmichael)
3. You can't go home (Don Sebesky)
4. Broken wing (Richie Beirach)
5. Down (Miles Davis)

UPC/EAN: 716043114221

Boulou Ferré – Gypsy Dreams (SCCD 31140)

SCCD 31140 Gypsy Dreams / Boulou & Elios Ferré

“… In this duo acoustic guitar session, the brothers Ferré grab and hold attention …they maintain a lively, imaginative interplay… greatly extend the library for acoustic guitar. This is a worthy follow-up of their earlier album SCCD 31120 Pour Django .” (Ottawa Citizen, May 1, 1981)

1. Gypsy dreams (Elios Ferré)
2. Half Nelson (Miles Davis)
3. Coisa mais Linda (Lyra/De Moraes)
4. Puro dinalo (Elios Ferré)
5. Dixie's dilemma (Warne Marsh)
6. Mihoko (Boulou Ferré)
7. Variation sur une folklore rumain (Boulou Ferré)
8. Panique (Baro Joseph Ferre)
9. Subconscious Lee (Lee Konitz)
10. Choukar mintch (Boulou Ferré)

UPC/EAN: 716043114023

Archie Shepp, Horace Parlan – Trouble In Mind (SCCD 31139)

SCCD 31139 Trouble In Mind / Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan

Three years after the sensational spiritual recording by this duo “Goin’ Home” (SCCD 31079) producer Nils Winther had Archie and Horace in the studio again. The theme this time was traditional blues. Once again the Shepp-Parlan duo made one of the best selling SteepleChase releases.

England’s Gramophone magazine called the duo “ a powerful and ultimately inspirational collaboration ”.

This recording was awarded the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis for Modern Jazz Und Jazz-Rock of 1982 by the prestigious Deutsche Phono Akademie.

1. Backwater blues (Traditional)
2. Trouble in mind (Traditional)
3. Nobody knows you when you're down and out (Traditional)
4. Careless love blues (Traditional)
5. How long blues (Traditional)
6. Goin' down slow (Earl Hines)
7. Courthouse blues (Traditional)
8. See see rider (Traditional)
9. Make me a pallet on the floor (Traditional)
10. St. James infirmary (Ma Rainey)
11. Trouble in mind (Traditional)
12. Backwater blues (Traditional)

UPC/EAN: 716043113927

Jimmy Raney, Doug Raney – Duets (SCCD 31134)

SCCD 31134 Duets / Jimmy Raney & Doug Raney

Of this unique recording of a father-and-son team, Chicago Tribune of June 8, 1980 summed up quite eloquently, “ Duets is an unassuming title for one of the loveliest recordings of this or any other year – a SteepleChase album on which guitarist Jimmy Raney joins his guitarist-son, Doug Raney, in a musical dialog so closely knit that often it is hard to tell which Raney is taking the lead…”

1. Have you met Miss Jones? (Richard Rodgers)
2. My one and only love (Mellin/Woods)
3. Action (Jimmy Raney)
4. Invitation (Bronislav Kaper)
5. It might as well be spring (Richard Rodgers)
6. Days of wine and roses (Henry Mancini)
7. Oleo (Sonny Rollins)
8. My funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers)

UPC/EAN: 716043113422

Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen – Dancing On The Tables (SCCD 31125)

SCCD 31125 Dancing On The Tables / Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen Quartet

NHØP is undoubtedly the most widely recorded and most highly regarded jazz bassist today. This is his second leader album recorded in New York while he was touring with Oscar Peterson. NHØP selected the very best of sidemen from the New York scene to make this

supremely musical album which will afford a lot of listening pleasure to a lot of people .” (Mike Hennessay)

1. Dancing on the tables (Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen)
2. Future child (Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen)
3. Jeg gik mig ud en sommerdag (Traditional)
4. Evening song (Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen)
5. Clouds (Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen)

UPC/EAN: 716043112524

Chet Baker – The Touch Of Your Lips (SCCD 31122)

SCCD 31122 The Touch Of Your Lips / Chet Baker Trio

When this recording came out as LP on the market in 1979 after a lengthy pause, Jazz Time’s reviewer started his article by saying “ Whoof! The killer is back ….” And indeed this cool killer was back on the scene to stay, though for a while until his tragic death in Holland, and made a number of wonderful recordings for SteepleChase.

The first of the four releases with the same “drumless” group is a studio recording (three others are live from Montmartre) and “ this subtle woodhued record shows that Baker at his best can still knock you dead …” (Jazz Time).

1. I waited for you (Gil Fuller)
2. But not for me (George Gershwin)
3. Autumn in New York (Vernon Duke)
4. Blue room (Richard Rodgers)
5. The touch of your lips (Ray Noble)
6. Star eyes (DePaul/Raye)
7. Autumn in New York (Vernon Duke)

UPC/EAN: 716043112227

Lee Konitz – Yes, Yes Nonet (SCCD 31119)

SCCD 31119 Yes, Yes, Nonet / Lee Konitz Nonet

“… the pleasure its players derive is highly infectious. Long may it continue …” (Melody Maker)

“… A splendid session ….” (Billboard)

1. Dearth of a nation (Jimmy Knepper)
2. Languid (Jimmy Knepper)
3. Footprints (Wayne Shorter)
4. Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael)
5. Primrose path (Jimmy Knepper)
6. Noche triste (Jimmy Knepper)
7. My buddy (Kahn/Donaldson)

UPC/EAN: 716043111923

Jimmy Raney, Doug Raney – Stolen Moments (SCCD 31118)

SCCD 31118 Stolen Moments / Jimmy Raney & Doug Raney Quartet

This is Jimmy and Doug’s highly successful debut recording together,

“… impeccable selection of tunes, sidemen, performances . …A faultless album …” (Takashi Kubota, Swing Journal January 1980)

Highly listenable for guitar enthusiasts, and those who prefer the lighter sounds in jazz .” (Nevil Shrimshire, Jazz Journal International, January 1980)

1. Jonathan's waltz (Jimmy Raney)
2. Chelsea Bridge (Billy Strayhorn)
3. Stolen moments (Oliver Nelson)
4. How my heart sings (Earl Zindars)
5. I should care (Jimmy Van Heusen)
6. Samba Teekens (Jimmy Raney)
7. Alone together (Arthur Schwartz)

UPC/EAN: 716043111824

Shirley Horn – A Lazy Afternoon (SCCD 31111)

SCCD 31111 A Lazy Afternoon / Shirley Horn Trio

Here is a classic example of SteepleChase’s “re-discovery” endeavour. This is Miss Shirley Horn’s first recording on SteepleChase after a long absence from the recording studio.

Lazy Afternoon turned out to be a tremendous success critically and commercially and together with her three subsequent releases on the label (All Night Long – SCCD 31157, Viloets For Your Furs – SCCD 31164, Garden Of The Blues – SCCD 31203) had firmly established her as a major artist.

One of the greatest jazz singers and singer-pianists in years …”(Jazz Journal International)

1. I'm old fashioned (Jerome Kern)
2. There's no you (Jenkins)
3. New York's my home (Adair/Harper)
4. Why did I choose you? (Leonard/Martin)
5. Take a little time to smile (Lee/Barbour)
6. A lazy afternoon (Maross-Latouche)
7. Gentle rain (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
8. Gra'ma's hands (Withers)
9. I'll go my way by myself (Dietz/Schwartz)

UPC/EAN: 716043111121

Kenny Drew – In Concert (SCCD 31106)

SCCD 31106 In Concert / Kenny Drew Trio

Kenny Drew recorded in a variety of settings for SteepleChase. Among his trio recordings, The Penguin Guide to JAZZ rates this recording as “ the best one ”.

“ … this is a trio not only of great virtuosity, but of greatly gifted melodic sense ….” (Chris Sheridan)

1. Django (John Lewis)
2. Here's that rainy day (Jimmy Van Heusen)
3. Sunset (Kenny Drew)
4. Twice a week (Philip Catherine)
5. Blues in the closet (Oscar Pettiford)
6. On Green Dolphin Street (Bronislav Kaper)

UPC/EAN: 716043110629