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 … Continue reading

Joel Weiskopf “The Message” (SCCD 31838)

SCCD 31838 Joel Weiskopf “The Message” On this second leader album for SteepleChase pianist/composer/educator Joel Weiskopf reunites his working band from the 80s which performed on fairly regular basis in and around Boston area. His “old band” sounds even greater here exploring the repertoire consisting mostly of Weiskopf’s newer challenging compositions. “A deeply personal musical statement.” (Brian Zimmerman – DownBeat **** on Where Angels Fear To Tread SCCD 31813) “Where Angeles Fear To Tread is highly recommended for the excellence of Weiskopf’s writing, smart ensemble work, and three first-rate soloists.” (David A Othmann on SCCD 31813) JOEL WEISKOPF piano ROB SCHEPS tenor & soprano saxophone JOE FITZGERALD bass MARCELLO PELLITTERI … Continue reading