John Hart “Crop Circles“ (SCCD 31865)

SCCD 31865 John Hart “Crop Circles “ Guitarist John Hart has established the status of leading figure in the modern jazz guitar scene with highly acclaimed releases from Blue Note and Concord in the 90s. He has performed and recording with Jack McDuff, Terumasa Hino, Jimmy Smith, and Lou Donaldson, among others, as well as leading his own group. Hart now divides his time between New York and Miami, Florida where he is a lecturer at his alma mater the University of Miami Frost School of Music. “…He’s an amazingly inventive soloist and composer who is not afraid to step out of his comfort zone.” (John Heidt – Vintage Guitar … Continue reading

Andy Fusco “Turmoil” (SCCD 31843)

SCCD 31843 Andy Fusco “Turmoil” During the five decades of his career alto saxophonist Andy Fusco has been regarded a musicians’ musician and he has played with numerous artists and led various combination of instrumentation except an ensemble with guitarist. So here’s Andy Fusco’s first ever guitar (pianoless) quartet with venerable veteran John Hart who gives Andy and the group a new space to explore. “…The chemistry between members of the quintet and their collective wisdom is on a level seldom attained on contemporary mainstream jazz recordings.” (David A. Orthmann – AAJ on Whirlwind SCCD 31811) ANDY FUSCO alto saxophone JOHN HART guitar BILL MOORING bass RUDY PETSCHAUER drums Recorded … Continue reading

Dave Stryker – Changing Times (SCCD 31510)

SCCD 31510 Changing Times / Dave Stryker Quintet Recorded at the end of the millennium, Dave Stryker’s latest release (13 th on SteepleChase label) presents a collection of his intriguing original compositions with some different time signatures, perhaps inspired by the times that are changing. “… Changing Times reflects not only the growth of one of jazz’s most exceptional performers but also captures the feelings of working musicians through compositions presaging the future as we head into the new millennium .” (Jim Eigo) 1. Changing times (Dave Stryker)2. Big mouth (Dave Stryker)3. Different worlds (Dave Stryker)4. Capetown (Dave Stryker)5. Julia (John Lennon)6. Circular scene (Dave Stryker)7. Invocation (Steve Slagle)8. Rhythm … Continue reading