Dexter Gordon, Benny Bailey – The Rainbow People (SCCD 31521)

SCCD 31521 The Rainbow People / Dexter Gordon Quintet Feat. Benny Bailey Gordon/Bailey Co. dazzles us again with their powerful live performance on this third volume from the Swedish tour of 1974, which produced highly successful two previous CDs: SCCD 31290 “Round Midnight” and SCCD 31373 “Revelation”. “… all Dexter’s recordings from this time are particularly creative, especially with a soloist of Bailey’s calibre at his elbow to drive Gordon” (Mark Gardner) "… recorded in the early stages of Dexter's residence with the SteepleChase label…This may have been Gordon's great period, surpassing in some ways his earlier years with Blue Note…Dexter is relaxed and confident… " (Krin Gabbard, Cadence) 1. … Continue reading

Bud Powell – Swedish Pastry (SCCD 37045/46)

1. Swedish pastry (Barney Kessel)2. There'll never be another you (Harry Warren)3. Move (Denzil Best)4. Just a gigolo (Caesar/Casucci)5. Relaxin' at Camarillo (Charlie Parker)6. I remember Clifford (Benny Golson)7. Reets and I (Benny Harris)1. Hackensack (Thelonious Monk)2. Like someone in love (Jimmy Van Heusen)3. I hear music (Frank Loesser)4. Moose the mooche (Charlie Parker)5. Blues in the closet (Oscar Pettiford)6. Star eyes (DePaul/Raye) UPC/EAN: 716043704521 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon, Benny Bailey – Revelation (SCCD 31373)

SCCD 31373 Revelation / Dexter Gordon Quintet The sequel to SCCD 31290 “Round Midnight” from the Swedish live recordings of 1974. Dexter at the peak of his powers shares the front line with his favorite trumpeter Benny Bailey. “… all Dexter’s recordings from this time are particularly creative, especially with a soloist of Bailey’s calibre at his elbow to drive Gordon” (Mark Gardner, from the linernotes) 1. At Ronnie's (Benny Bailey)2. Polkadots and moonbeams (Jimmy Van Heusen)3. I can't get started (Vernon Duke)4. Days of wine and roses (Henry Mancini)5. The shadow of your smile (Mandel/Webster)6. Revelation (Bill Barron) UPC/EAN: 716043137329 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon, Benny Bailey – Round Midnight (SCCD 31290)

"… recorded in the early stages of Dexter's residence with the SteepleChase label…This may have been Gordon's great period, surpassing in some ways his earlier years with Blue Note…Dexter is relaxed and confident… " (Krin Gabbard, Cadence) 1. Blue 'n boogie (Dizzy Gillespie)2. What's new (Haggart/Burke)3. Stella by starlight (Victor Young)4. Round about midnight (Thelonious Monk)5. Neptunus (Benny Bailey) UPC/EAN: 716043129027 … Continue reading

Bud Powell – At The Golden Circle, Vol. 5 (SCCD 36017)

SCCD 36017 At The Golden Circle Vol. 5 / Bud Powell Trio This volume concludes the celebrated series of Bud Powell recording from Gyllen Cirkeln (earlier releases SCH 36001, SCH 36002, SCH 36009 & SCH 36014). There is Bud’s rare vocal on This Is No Laughin’ Matter. “ The sum of Bud’s recordings at the Golden Circle is, then a study of a musician in travail, yet one who, despite the flaws, is able to project a strongly emotional body of music to the listeners …” (Chris Sheridan, from the linernotes) 1. Hot house (Buddy Kaye/Al Frich)2. This is no laughing matter (Thelonious Monk)3. 52nd Street theme (Thelonious Monk)4. Straight, … Continue reading

Bud Powell – At The Golden Circle, Vol. 4 (SCCD 36014)

SCCD 36014 At The Golden Circle Vol. 4 / Bud Powell Trio …. Buttercup (Bud’s wife) described their stay in Stockholm as “ a grand experience – we were very happy there ”. Much of this comes across in recordings which really do come close to Bud’s finest achievements of a 2decade earlier. …. from the linernotes by Chris Sheridan 1. Moose the mooche (Charlie Parker)2. Star eyes (DePaul/Raye)3. Blues in the closet (Oscar Pettiford)4. Reets and I (Benny Harris)5. John's abbey (Bud Powell)6. That old devil moon (Lane/Harburg) UPC/EAN: 716043601424 … Continue reading

Bud Powell – At The Golden Circle, Vol. 3 (SCCD 36009)

SCCD 36009 At The Golden Circle Vol. 3 / Bud Powell Trio “ Powell sounds content and secure here, yet his playing still has an acutely expressive edge and his total dedication to the art of music is as evident as usual …” (Max Harrison, Melody Maker February 23, 1980) 1. Swedish pastry (Barney Kessel)2. I remember Clifford (Benny Golson)3. I hear music (Frank Loesser) UPC/EAN: 716043600922 … Continue reading

Bud Powell – At The Golden Circle, Vol. 2 (SCCD 36002)

SCCD 36002 At The Golden Circle Vol. 2 / Bud Powell Trio Here’s the second volume of the celebrated Bud Powell recording from Gyllen Cirkeln (Vol. 1 – SCCD 36001). There are three more volumes to come. All tracks have never been issued before. “… there is no other recording which allows you to enjoy Powell so thoroughly as this series. Precious releases .” (Eiichi Fujii, Swing Journal) “ …. Absolutely indispensable .” (Pierre Schavey, JAZZ) 1. Hackensack (Thelonious Monk)2. Like someone in love (Jimmy Van Heusen)3. I hear music (Frank Loesser)4. Moose the mooche (Charlie Parker)5. Blues in the closet (Oscar Pettiford)6. Star eyes (DePaul/Raye) UPC/EAN: 716043600229 … Continue reading

Bud Powell – At The Golden Circle, Vol. 1 (SCCD 36001)

SCCD 36001 At The Golden Circle Vol. 1 / Bud Powell Trio This is the first release of SteepleChase 36000 series which distinguishes itself from the 31000 series as it concentrates on releasing the old recordings we acquired to document the great moments of jazz history. The recording sources are varied: radio shows, live concerts, private recordings, etc. Although most of the releases from this series can be described as historical recordings, we made it a point to obtain legal clearance from the artists or their estates for each and every release and to improve the sound quality when technically possible. This poignant recording (private – by the club owner) … Continue reading