Rob Scheps “Comencio” (SCCD 31866)

SCCD 31866 Rob Scheps “Comencio”

New York’s mainstay saxophonist Rob Scheps makes SteepleChase debut here in a quartet format, a version of his renowned NY group The Core-tet. Oregon native Rob Scheps graduated from the New England Conservatory with honors in performance in 1986. He has performed and/or recorded with the Gil Evans Orchestra, Terumasa Hino, Roswell Rudd, John Abercrombie, Jaki Byard, Eddie Henderson, Clark Terry, to mention a few, as well as leading his own groups including the True Colors Big Band.

Scheps .. leads this stellar 17-piece ensemble, providing the kind of musical energy, power and finesse expected from a world-class orchestra, …” (Edward Blanco – AAJ)

ROB SCHEPS tenor & soprano saxophone
JAMIE REYNOLDS piano
CAMERON BROWN bass
JESSE SIMPSON drums

Recorded April 2018

1 THE FLIP SIDE (John Abercrombie) 5:49
2 YOU KNOW I CARE (Duke Pearson) 7:02
3 MESSAGE FROM THE NILE (McCoy Tyner) 7:16
4 I STILL HAVE THAT OTHER GIRL (Burt Bacharach/Elvis Costello) 3:28
5 COMENCIO (Hadley Caliman) 4:39
6 SHORTER TIME (Rob Scheps) 4:56
7 TIME OF THE BARRACUDAS (Gil Evans) 6:11
8 SIMPLE HEART (Francesca Tanksley) 9:36
9 L. S. T. (Marc Copland) 7:11
10 SHORT STORY (Kenny Dorham) 7:30

Total Playing Time 63:36

UPC: 716043186624

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