Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Joel Weiskopf - The Message (SteepleChase Productions ApS 2017)

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)

1. Victory March 6:32
2. Song for Karla 6:02
3. The Original Search 8:45
4. Temporary Estrangement 8:16
5. Happy Time 5:21
6. It Might as Well Be Spring 9:36
7. Another Chance Today 7:41
8. Lml 9:29
9. The Message 7:06

Joel Weiskopf piano
Rob Scheps tenor, soprano saxophone
Joe Fitzgerald bass
Marcello Pellitteri drums