Monday, June 19, 2017

Stanley Cowell - No Illusions (SteepleChase Productions ApS 2017)

Pianist/composer Stanley Cowell at age 75 is having an on-going renaissance as a performer since his retirement from Rutgers University in 2013. The group presented here is scheduled to have a three-night stint at New York City’s renowned live jazz spot Smokes in May.

This is Cowell’s 15th release from SteepleChase.

“…Cowell’s recording career now spans more than thirty years….an impressive consistency of purpose and the highest level of musical thought.” (Richard Cook & Brian Morton – The Penguin Guide to Jazz)

1 MILANO (John Lewis) 7:57
2 SUNLIGHT SHIFTING (Stanley Cowell) 7:24
3 MISS T. E. & O. (Stanley Cowell) 11:18
4 NO ILLUSIONS (Stanley Cowell) 7:19
5 CELESTIAL WOMAN (Stanley Cowell) 7:22
6 NOSTALGIA FOR HOMELANDS (Stanley Cowell) 5:34
7 LESDODIS (Stanley Cowell) 6:12
8 B MINOR FOLKSONG (Stanley Cowell) 6:55

Bruce Williams alto saxophone, flute
Jay Anderson bass
Billy Drummond drums