martes, 23 de agosto de 2016

David Ambrosio / Russ Meissner - Moments in Time (2016) SteepleChase Productions ApS




This month’s LookOut features an exciting New York ensemble co-led by bass/drum team of Ambrosio and Meissner. Bassist David Ambrosio has a wide spectrum of musical background from classical composition to jazz performance including Afro/Cuban Bata drumming which gives a unique color to this album.

Drummer Russ Meissner grew up in Toronto, Canada and studied music at William Patterson University in NJ. Since late 90s Meissner has been one of the most sought after drummers on NY scene. With this strong backbone duo New York’s foremost instrumentalists present this inventive and creative set here.


LOREN STILLMAN alto saxophone
MATT RENZI tenor saxophone, English horn
LEONARD THOMPSON piano
NATE RADLEY guitar
DAVID AMBROSIO bass
RUSS MEISSNER drums

Recorded February 17, 2014

1 PERMACULTURE (Ambrosio) 6:24
2 HOURGLASS (Meissner) 6:33
3 NO V (Ambrosio) 7:55
4 FIRST TIME ON THE MOON (Thompson) 7:07
5 12th STREET (Ambrosio) 4:34
6 FAR WEST (Meissner) 9:16
7 ROGERS AVE (Meissner) 9:49
8 MOMENTS IN TIME (Ambrosio) 9:15
9 VIBEY 7 (Meissner) 4:40

Total Playing Time 66:32

UPC/EAN 716043312825

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PERMACULTURE

Freddie Redd - With Due Respect (2016) SteepleChase Productions ApS




One of the handful of surviving original hard-boppers Freddie Redd is turning 88 this month. The famed composer of the 60’s iconic off-Broadway play The Connection Redd ’s recording career has been, however, sporadic despite his great talent.

His trio album “Music For You” (SCCD 31796) in 2014, the first in almost three decades rectified this trend following the precursory 2012 release of “Music Forever” (SCCD 31743) a tribute album to Redd’s music by altoist Chris Byars’ Octet.

On this new album Redd presides over a sextet of much younger generations as performer and composer of old and new compositions embodied here to render a remarkable reminder of jazz’s longevity.


FREDDIE REDD piano
CHRIS BYARS alto saxophone, flute
JOHN MOSCA trombone
STEFANO DOGLIONI bass clarinet
JAY ANDERSON bass
BILLY DRUMMOND drums
JAMES BYARS oboe (track 2)
Recorded November 2014 & February 2015

1 A NIGHT IN NALEN 6:54
2 REMINISCING 7:13
3 BLUE HUE 7:23
4 WITH DUE RESPECT 3:23
5 I’M GONNA BE HAPPY 7:19
6 OD OVERDOSE 7:16
7 OLÉ 6:26
8 LADY J BLUES 8:13
9 MELANIE 9:18

All compositions by Freddie Redd

Total Playing Time 63:28

EAN/UPC 716043181728

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A NIGHT IN NALEN

Andy LaVerne – Genesis (2016) SteepleChase Productions ApS




To quote Danish critic Niels Overgaard, Andy LaVerne is “one of jazz’s analytical workmen”. The enormous body of his work as pianist, composer and educator over the five decades does not stop LaVerne from being creative to add new dimension to his artistry as evidenced in this new album.

“… pianist Andy LaVerne possesses talent that should be commensurate with a much broader public awareness.” (C. Andrew Hovan – AAJ)

“LaVerne’s writing chops are as impressive as his playing.” (Harvey Siders – Jazztimes on Pianissimo SCCD31512)


MIKE RICHMOND bass, cello
JASON TIEMANN drums

Recorded December 2015

1 GENESIS 7:32
2 METAFOUR 5:50
3 VENUS DE MILO 5:48
4 SHOW ME THE MONET 4:06
5 DO UNTO YOURSELF AS YOU WOULD DO UNTO OTHERS 5:24
6 MOURNING 9:10
7 BLEU TRAIN 8:00
8 WHY NOBODY JUST DON’T WANNA DO WHAT I ASK THEM TO DO? 11:45
9 PIECE 5:46

Composed by Andy LaVerne

Total Playing Time 63:24

UPC 716043181827

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METAFOUR

Stanley Cowell - Reminiscent plus A Xmas Suite (2016) SteepleChase Productions ApS




Since his retirement in 2013 from the professorship at the prestigious Rutgers University, where he led its jazz department, pianist/composer/educator Stanley Cowell has been increasingly active on the scene both in concerts and recordings. This new album with a featured program of Christmas melodies (Xmas Suite) will be introduced to the audience at New York’s Smoke Jazz & Supper Club.

“…it’s a great pleasure to hear Stanley Cowell’s It’s Time: a finely crafted collection of mostly originals that is at once sophisticated, both aggressive and pensive, and simply fascinating to listen to.” (Greg Simmons – AAJ on “It’s Time” SCCD 31740)

STANLEY COWELL piano, thumb piano*
JAY ANDERSON bass
BILLY DRUMMOND drums

Recorded February 2015

1 INTERMEZZO (Johannes Brahms) 4:11
2 RE-CONFIRMED (Stanley Cowell) 6:05
3 A CHILD IS BORN (Thad Jones) 7:55
4 A XMAS SUITE (Stanley Cowell) 10:03
4.1 A Xmas Melody (Stanley Cowell)
4.2 It Came Upon The Midnight Clear (Edmond Sears)
4.3 We Three Kings Of The Orient Are (John Henry Hopkins Jr.)
4.4 Winter Wonderland (Felix Bernard)
4.5 A Xmas Melody (Stanley Cowell)
4.6 Jingle Bells (James Lord Pierpont)
5 PEACE (Horace Silver) 6:44
6 MIDNIGHT DIVERSION (Stanley Cowell) 9:06
7 HEAR WITH ME (Sunny Cowell)* 3:34
8 TIME (Richie Powell) 6:48
9 REMINISCENT (Stanley Cowell) 5:11
10 SWEET SONG (Stanley Cowell) 5:22

Total Playing Time 65:01

EAN/UPC 716043180929

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INTERMEZZO (Johannes Brahms)

Carlos Di Gionantonio & Germán Kucich - Del Lado de Acá (2016) MININO RECORDS



Es un placer para Minino Records elaborar la edición digital para la publicación del primer disco de Carlos Di Gionantonio. Un disco de jazz melódico con muchos tintes tangueros y argentinos. Con composiciones de Carlos y los arreglos y producción del pianista German Kucich, ‘Del lado de aca’ sale a la venta de la mano de Minino en las principales tiendas digitales.

Disponible a partir de Agosto en iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, Deezer, Apple Music. Los siete temas que componen el disco también estarán disponibles en perfil de bandcamp.

La portada e imagen es del fotógrafo Álvaro Reinhardt.

Esperamos que se disfrute como merece.

Un abrazo.

Minino Records

1. Hojas de lluvia 04:58
2. Ya vendrán tiempos mejores 1 04:46
3. Canción de Zakiah 06:25
4. Hameline 05:20
5. Emersong 05:10
6. Ya vendrán tiempos mejores 3 06:35
7. Chacarera del lado de acá 04:13

Released July 12, 2016 

Música: Carlos Di Gionantonio 

Germán Kucich, piano y arreglos 
Yayo Morales, batería 
Stephen Mc Nichols, contrabajo 
Carlos Di Gionantonio: piano en 'Chacarera del lado de acá' 

Mezcla: Creative Labs Sounds, por Yayo Morales 

Fotografía de portada: Álvaro Reinhardt (www.alvaroreinhardt.com

Edición digital: Minino Records (www.mininorecords.com)

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