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Ben WebsterMy Man – Live At Montmartre 1973 (Steeplechase) ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1973. Near Mint- ... $14.99 19.99
With Ole Kock Hansen on piano, Bo Stief on bass, and Alex Riel on drums. Titles include "Set Call", "Old Folks", "I Got Rhythm", and "Sunday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear at the bottom right corner and a lightly bent corner.)

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✨✧ VariousSpiritual Jazz Vol 11 – Esoteric, Modal, & Progressive Jazz From The SteepleChase Label 1974 to 1984 ... CD
Steeplechase/Jazzman (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A massive collection of music from the Steeplechase label – spiritual sounds from back in the day, and a side of the label's legacy that's only gotten the right sort of appreciation in more recent years! Steeplechase was a European company, and their biggest claim to fame was recordings of American musicians overseas – especially Dexter Gordon – but the label also had a fantastic ear for more soulful currents on the American underground, and not only managed to capture some less-recorded artists, but also give some bigger names a freer space to express the more spiritual side of their styles! The set is a sublime set of work from the post-Coltrane years – tunes that are modal, soulful, and occasionally slightly funky – served up in a set of completely uplifting music, all supported by the usual excellent Jazzman attention to detail and thorough liner notes. Titles include "The Time Of This World Is At Hand" by Billy Gault, "Tipe Tizwe" by Jim McNeely, "Aida" by Rene McLean, "Dark Warrior" by Khan Jamal, "Naima" by Michael Carvin, "Magwaza" by Johnny Dyani with John Tchicai & Dudu Pukwana, "Ode To St Cecile" by Mary Lou Williams, "Jean Marie" by Sam Jones, "Miss Priss" by Ken McIntyre, and "De I Comahlee Ah" by Jackie McLean & Michael Carvin. CD
 
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Nicki Adams & Michael EatonParaphrase ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2022. Used ... $12.99
Piano, tenor, and nothing else at all – the former played by Nicki Adams, the latter by Michael Eaton – at a level that's very different than any sort of old school duets of this nature! Neither player is pulling back at all – there's less of the sense of "you go first, then me" here – because the instruments roll together with a shared sense of fluidity, tone, and color - still allowing for solos, but working with a unified richness that's the most beautiful aspect of the album! The set brings this unique approach to great versions of the Wayne Shorter tunes "The Sorcerer" and "Iris" – plus original material that includes "No One", "Blues For Bern", and "Phenomenology". CD
(Small cutout notch through spine.)
Also available Paraphrase ... CD 16.99

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Nicki Adams & Michael EatonParaphrase ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2022. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Piano, tenor, and nothing else at all – the former played by Nicki Adams, the latter by Michael Eaton – at a level that's very different than any sort of old school duets of this nature! Neither player is pulling back at all – there's less of the sense of "you go first, then me" here – because the instruments roll together with a shared sense of fluidity, tone, and color - still allowing for solos, but working with a unified richness that's the most beautiful aspect of the album! The set brings this unique approach to great versions of the Wayne Shorter tunes "The Sorcerer" and "Iris" – plus original material that includes "No One", "Blues For Bern", and "Phenomenology". CD
Also available Paraphrase ... CD 12.99

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Craig BannPast Present Future ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2021. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Guitarist Craig Bann has a wonderfully rich tone – one that leaps from the record at the very first note, and continues to charm throughout the session – on both upbeat tunes and mellow moments too! Brann handles his chords with a sense of color that's as strong as the masters of the electric guitar in the 50s and 60s – but also works with this really unique edge too – maybe a special sense of tuning, or maybe just his phrasing – all at a level that makes his performance here really stand out from a more traditional guitar trio session. The rest of the group really matches his energy in a fantastic way – Rudy Royston leaping into the fray on drums, and Nick Morrison providing a richness on bass – on titles that include "Irv's Nerve", "Inverso", "A Waltz & A Prayer", "Some Day", and "Victurus". CD

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Paul BleyPaul Bley Plays Carla Bley ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1992. Used ... $12.99
Features Bley on piano, Marc Johnson on bass, and Jeff Williams on drums – and all tunes are Carla Bley compositions! CD

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✨✧ Paul BrusgerWaiting For The Next Trane ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2014. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Bassist Paul Brusger heads up this quartet, but the group's got strong contributions on all its four corners – tremendous baritone work from Gary Smulyan, who's becoming one of our favorite contemporary players on the instrument – plus soulful piano from Mike Ledonne, and just the right sort of swing from the great Louis Hayes! The players come together with a freshness that's noteworthy – really standing apart from even their other recent recordings – quite possibly due to the fact that every tune on the set (save one) is an original composition by Brusger, a writer with a really old school way of balancing lyricism and soul – a compositional strength that almost takes us back to Horace Silver or Duke Pearson. Titles include "In A Minor Funk", "When Will You Ever Learn", "All But One", "Bringin Home The Silver", "Waiting For The Next Trane", and "Andrea's Delight". CD
(Still sealed.)

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George CablesSkylark ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1995. Used ... $9.99
George Cables on piano, Jay Anderson on bass, and Albert Heath on drums. CD

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✨✧ Michael CarvinCamel ... CD
Steeplechase (Netherlands), 1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A real gem of an album – the kind of spiritual 70s soul jazzer that we never tire of putting on the turntable! Drummer Michael Carvin heads a great group that features Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet, Sonny Fortune on alto and soprano, and Ron Burton on piano – and the ensemble grooves in a way that reminds us a lot more of recordings on Strata East from the time, than some of the snoozier sides on Steeplechase. The record fits nicely in with some of the few recordings of this nature on the label – work by Billy Gault and Rene McLean – and the album's worth it alone for Fortune's incredible post-Coltrane solos. Tracks include "The Camel", "MC Blues", "Kwebena's Blues", and "Osun". CD features a few bonus alternate takes, too. CD

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Brian CharettePower From The Air ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2021. Used ... $9.99 12.99
Brian Charette wields the Hammond B3 here in a really wonderful way – sometimes using the instrument with a full force that really drives the rest of the group, other times hitting more spacious lines that bring in all these great colors from the horn players on the set – a lineup that includes Itai Kriss on flute, Mike DiRubbo on alto, Kenny Brooks on tenor, and Karel Ruzicka on bass clarinet! Alongside the drums of Brian Fishler, the horns are used almost like a mini-ensemble – filling in next to the organ in the way you might hear on some of the hipper charts used with Jack McDuff at the end of the 60s – although Brian's approach is very much his own. The set includes lots of tasty original tunes – including "Silver Lining", "As If To Say", "Fried Birds", "Elephant Memory", "Power From The Air", "Want", and "Frenzy". CD
(Still sealed with a cutout notch through case.)

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Buck Clayton All-StarsCopenhagen Concert Vols 1 & 2 ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1959. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $13.99 16.99
A well-done live set, with the kind of extended tracks that really let trumpeter Buck Clayton shine – working here with fellow trumpeter Emmett Berry, plus Earle Warren on alto, Buddy Tate on tenor, and Dicky Wells on trombone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear around the edges, but is great overall.)

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Junior CookPlace To Be ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1989. Used ... $11.99
Junior Cook on tenor sax, Mickey Tucker on piano Wayne Dockery on bass, and Leroy Williams on drums. Tracks include "Cedar's Blues", "I Should Have Known", "This Is The Place To Be", "Cup Bearer", and "Over The Rainbow". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ronnie CuberAirplay ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1993. Used ... $11.99
Ronnie Cuber on baritone sax – with Geoff Keezer on piano, Chip Jackson on bass, and Ben Perowsky on drums. CD

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Eddie Lockjaw DavisSwingin Till The Girls Come Home (Inner City) ... LP
Steeplechase/Inner City, 1976. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A European session, with Davis on tenor, Thomas Clausen on piano, Bo Steif on bass, and Alex Riel on drums. Titles include "Locks", "Wave", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "Out Of Nowhere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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Garry Dial & Jay AndersonLiving A Dream We're Not In ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2021. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
This is definitely one case where you should definitely not judge a book by its cover – as the shabby snapshot look of the front is hardly a representation of the richness of the sound within – beautifully spare duet work between pianist Garry Dial and bassist Jay Anderson, both captured with a sonic quality that really gets at the subtle elements of their interaction! The mood is very open and spacious – compositions by Dial, but handled with a very personal sense of improvisation and interaction – on titles that include "Dasha's Dance", "I Dare You", "Basic Sadness", "Man With A Plan", and "Drunk With Love". CD

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✨✧ Kenny DrewDark Beauty ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A great title for this one – as the album's got a dark edge that's quite different than some of Kenny Drew's earlier work – the start of a great run of recordings for Steeplechase Records on the European scene of the 70s – and a demonstration of Drew's real powers when he can really open up and run! The trio date has a wonderfully full sort of feel – those long flowing lines that Kenny was already doing well back in the 50s, but given a bit more of a spiritual vibe here at times – thanks in part to the sensitive rhythms of Albert Tootie Heath, and the surprisingly creative bass work of Niels Henning Orsted Pederson – even more compelling here than usual! Titles include "Run Away", "Dark Beauty", "All Blues", and "Summer Nights". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label US pressing on Inner City. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Johnny Dyani With John Tchicai & Dudu PukwanaWitchdoctor's Son ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1978. Used ... $14.99
A late 70s classic from South African bassist Johnny Dyani – and an album that reunites him with Dudu Pukwana, the saxophonist in their original group The Blue Notes! The album also features John Tchicai on both alto and soprano sax, as well as added guitar from Afredo Do Nascimento, plus some added percussion. Tunes have a nice rhythmic feel, but the solos are also quite raw and searing – really blowing open the whole thing, in the manner of some of the post-Blue Notes early 70s work by Pukwana, Dyanai, and sadly departed bandmate Mongezi Feza. Titles include "Heart With Minor's Face", "Magwaza", "Eyomzi", "Mbiza", and "Radebe". CD also features 4 bonus alternate takes! CD

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Dexter GordonAfter Hours ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), Mid 60s. Used ... $9.99
Lost genius from Dexter Gordon's initial years in Europe – a set that has him still stretching out in familiar Scandinavian modes, but with a slightly tighter sound too! The group's notable in that it features trumpeter Rolf Ericson – whose horn really adds a lot to the frontline, and has a surprisingly strong talent for matching Gordon's beautifully-blown longform solo modes! Rhythm is from the trio of Lars Sjosten on piano, Sture Nordin on bass, and Per Hulten on drums – and titles include "All The Things You Are", "Darn That Dream", "Straight No Chaser",and "I Remember You". CD
(Booklet has a very small mark from sticker removal – nothing major and still a great copy.)
Also available After Hours ... LP 16.99

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Dexter GordonAfter Hours ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Lost genius from Dexter Gordon's initial years in Europe – a set that has him still stretching out in familiar Scandinavian modes, but with a slightly tighter sound too! The group's notable in that it features trumpeter Rolf Ericson – whose horn really adds a lot to the frontline, and has a surprisingly strong talent for matching Gordon's beautifully-blown longform solo modes! Rhythm is from the trio of Lars Sjosten on piano, Sture Nordin on bass, and Per Hulten on drums – and titles include "All The Things You Are", "Darn That Dream", "Straight No Chaser",and "I Remember You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, but looks great overall.)
Also available After Hours ... CD 9.99

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Dexter GordonBillie's Bounce ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1964. Very Good+ ... $14.99
With Tete Montoliu on piano, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover has light wear.)

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Dexter GordonKing Neptune – Dexter Gordon In Radioland Vol 3 ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1964. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Dexter Gordon soars on tenor in this great 1964 date with Tete Montoliu on piano, Benny Nielsen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums – and he also vocalizes a bit on a version of the Benny Green tune "I Want To Blow Now" – next to other tunes that include long takes on "Body & Soul", "Satin Doll", and "King Neptune". Dex also introduces the set with a bit of patter too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has unglued seams, tiny spot of spine wear, and a trace of a stain.)

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Dexter GordonLullaby For A Monster ... CD
Steeplechase, 1976. Used ... $14.99
Not as striking as the word "Monster" in the title might make you think – but a nicely laidback European session, one that has Dexter blowing freely, with only bass and drum accompaniment. Tracks are mostly pretty long, and titles include "Tanya", "Born To Be Blue", "Nursery Blues", "Green Dolphin Street", and "Lullaby For A Monster". CD

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Dexter GordonShadow Of Your Smile ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1971. Near Mint- ... $19.99 24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Dexter GordonSomething Different ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1975. Used ... $14.99
Dexter Gordon on tenor saxophone, Philip Catherine on guitar, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Something Different ... LP 24.99

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Dexter GordonSomething Different ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1975. Near Mint- ... $24.99
An unusual session for Dexter Gordon – with Philip Catherine on guitar, Neils-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has minimal wear and some razor marks at the top right corner.)
Also available Something Different ... CD 14.99

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Dexter GordonSwiss Nights ... LP
Steeplechase/Inner City, 1975. Near Mint- ... $11.99
With Kenny Drew on piano, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Axel Riel on drums. Titles include "Tenor Madness", "Wave", "You've Changed", and "Days Of Wine & Roses". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Inner City. A nice copy!)

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John HartEuphoria ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2022. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Guitarist John Hart bursts onto the set with this bold, bright sense of color that may not entirely be euphoria, but which also doesn't feel far off, either – thanks to a clarity of tone that really makes the album sparkle throughout! Hart's playing these chords that are well-chosen and focused, but also have this very slight current of fuzz at the edges – a bit hard to describe, as the presence is subtle – but one that seems to widen the palette in a really great way, as he dances alongside piano from Jim Ridl, bass from Martin Wind, and drums from Tim Horner. The set features the original tunes "Euphoria", "Area 51", "Bird Watch", and "Unintended Consequences" – plus versions of "Lover Man", "Out Of Nowhere", "Panonica", and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was". CD

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Shirley HornShirley Horn At Northsea (All Night Long/Violets For Your Furs) ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1981. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
Great European work from Shirley Horn – recorded live, in a setting that really lets her stretch out nicely – almost as if she's finding the new sort of maturity that would mark her music in the 80s, right during the space of the concert! The format is quite spare – just Horn's piano behind her vocals, plus bass from Charles Ables and drums from Billy Hart – the last of whom is especially restrained – often keeping way off to the side, but stepping in nicely when Shirley needs him to swing. And as on some of Horn's best records, the bass is key to the whole sound – inflecting the vocals with these deep tones that are beautiful – almost a nodding response to the careful emotion she brings to her lyrics. Titles include "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Good For Nothing Joe", "Someone Like That In Your Life", "Git Rid Of Monday", "Mediation", "If Dreams Came True", "Lover Man", "Violets For Your Furs", "Baby Won't You Please", "My Man", "More Than You Know", and "Our Love Is Here To Stay". CD

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Shirley HornViolets For Your Furs ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1981. Near Mint- ... $19.99 24.99
Great European work from Shirley Horn – recorded live, in a setting that really lets her stretch out nicely – almost as if she's finding the new sort of maturity that would mark her music in the 80s, right during the space of the concert! The format is quite spare – just Horn's piano behind her vocals, plus bass from Charles Ables and drums from Billy Hart – the last of whom is especially restrained – often keeping way off to the side, but stepping in nicely when Shirley needs him to swing. And as on some of Horn's best records, the bass is key to the whole sound – inflecting the vocals with these deep tones that are beautiful – almost a nodding response to the careful emotion she brings to her lyrics. Titles include "Lover Man", "Violets For Your Furs", "Baby Won't You Please", "My Man", "More Than You Know", and "Our Love Is Here To Stay". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cut corner.)

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Duke JordanDuke's Delight ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1975. Very Good+ ... $9.99
More greatness than usual for Duke Jordan – thanks to the presence of Charlie Rouse on tenor and Richard Williams on trumpet! Titles include "Truth", "Tall Grass", "Sultry Eye", and "Undecided Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s US pressing on Inner City. Cover has a cut corner, name in marker, light wear.)

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Duke Jordan with Bent JaedigMontmartre 73 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Really fantastic lost work from Duke Jordan – an unissued live performance from those key years he spent on the Danish scene – half of which features some equally fantastic tenor from the great Bent Jaedig! Jordan's work of the period has been documented on other trio and solo sessions on the Steeplechase label – but the addition of Jaedig really makes for something special here, especially as Bent seems to adapt his tone nicely to fit the mood of Duke – still playing with an edge, but maybe also this current of sentiment that sounds beautiful alongside the piano. The core group features Jorn Enliff on drums and Allan Gregersen on bass – but one track has Johnny Dyani stepping in on bass, and another features Eddie Gomez. Jaedig plays on the tunes "Embraceable Youi", "The Man I Love", "Jordu", "Walkin", and "Scrapple From The Apple" – and trio tracks include "No Problem", "Wutless", and "These Foolish Things". CD

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Vic JurisRemembering Eric Dolphy ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1999. Used ... $11.99
Vic Juris on guitar, Dick Oatts on alto and tenor saxophone and flute, Jay Anderson on bass, and Jeff Hirshfield on drums. CD

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Lee Konitz & Rich PerryRichLee ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1998. Used ... $11.99
Lee Konitz on alto saxophone, Rich Perry on tenor saxophone, Harold Danko on piano, Jay Anderson on bass, and Billy Drummond on drums. CD

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Lee Konitz QuartetJazz A Juan ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Features Konitz on alto, Martial Solal on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Daniel Humair on drums – all recorded live at the Antibes Jazz Festival in 1974! LP, Vinyl record album

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Steve LaSpinaWhen Children Smile ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1996. Used ... $9.99
Steve LaSpina on bass, Vic Juris on guitar, Dave Ballou on trumpet, Billy Drewes on tenor and soprano saxophone, and Jeff Hirshfield on drums. CD

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Steve LaSpina QuintetDistant Dream ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1997. Used ... $11.99
Steve LaSpina on bass, Billy Drews on tenor and soprano saxophone and clarinet, Ben Monder on guitar, Fred Hersch on pinao, and Jeff Hirshfield on drums. CD

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Scott LeeLeaving ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2009. Used ... $11.99 14.99
Scott Lee on bass, Billy Drewes on tenor & soprano sax & clarinet, Gary Versace on piano & Jeff Hirshfield on drum.s CD

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Allegra LevyLose My Number – Allegra Levy Sings John McNeil ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2020. Used ... $6.99
With Carmen Staaf on piano, Carmen Rothwell on bass, and Colleen Clark on drums – plus special guests John McNeil on trumpet and Pierre Dorge on ukelele. CD
(Still sealed.)

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Ron McClure QuartetReady Or Not ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2013. Used ... $11.99
Ron McClure on bass – with Gabe Terracciano on violin, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown on tenor sax, Mike Eckroth on piano, and Shareef Taher on drums. CD

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✨✧ Jackie McLeanNew York Calling (bonus track) ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. Used ... $19.99
An overlooked gem! During the mid 70s, Jackie McLean cut a few fantastic records that had a very spiritual vibe, and which added in a lot more soul than in previous sessions from the 60s. Part of the strength of these recordings – including this one – is the other musicians in the group – like the great Billy Gault, who wrote 2 tracks on the record, and who plays some very spiritual piano – or the excellent Billy Skinner, a young trumpeter who also emerges as a strong writer on this session. Other players include Rene McLean on alto and soprano, and Michael Carvin on drums – and tracks include "Camel Driver", "Some Other Time", "Adrian's Dance", and "Star Dancer". CD features a bonus alternate take, too. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jackie McLean & Dexter GordonMeeting Vol 1 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1973. Used ... $9.99 12.99
A great meeting of two generations of jazz – and one that really blows the top off some of Dexter Gordon's other European sessions of the time! The setting here is definitely one that's more a Gordon-based date – long tracks with rhythm backing from a trio with Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums. But unlike some of the other long-blown Gordon-heavy albums for the stretch, the presence of Jackie McLean really brings in a new sort of fire – the kind of soaring, soulful energy he brought to his own records in these immediate post-Blue Note years – almost a Coltrane influence, and a sense of spiritualism that really comes through on some of his solo moments – even in this relatively straight setting. Titles include Gordon's "All Clean", Sahib Shihab's "Rue De La Harpe", Drew's "Sunset", and a nice take of "On The Trail". CD

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✨✧ Jackie McLean & Gary BartzOde To Super ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1973. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A great meeting of these two alto giants – and a wonderfully soulful session that matches Gary Bartz's own great work from the same time! The overall feel of the session is quite spiritual – as Bartz and McLean seem to egg each other on, into far-reaching lines and freespirited grooves that are totally great. Rhythm is by a European trio of Thomas Clausen, Bo Steif, and Alex Riel – but the trio does more than enough of a good job to set the mood – especially on the excellent track "Great Rainstreet Blues", which sounds like some lost dark groove from the Black Jazz label! Other titles include "Watercircle", "Monk's Dance", and "Ode To Super". CD features a few bonus alternate takes, too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice early Danish pressing!)

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Tete MontoliuTete ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. Used ... $12.99
Bold, beautiful piano work from the mighty Tete Montoliu – working here at the height of his powers, in a killer trio with Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and Albert Tootie Heath on drums! The record soars right from the start – thanks to a sublime reading of "Giant Steps" that brings in all the sheets of sound that Coltrane intended for the tune, but also a freewheeling, highly punctuated groove that really sets fire to the piano! Other tunes are equally important jazz standards – like "Body & Soul", "Solar", and "Hot House" – all handled with Tete's amazing approach to the keys. CD

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✨✧ Tete MontoliuTootie's Tempo ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1987. Used ... $13.99
With Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and Albert Tootie Heath on drums – on titles that include "Invitation", "Love Man", "Some Other blues", and "Lament". CD

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Dick OattsTwo Hearts ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2010. Used ... $14.99
A nice little set from alto saxophonist Dick Oatts – a record that really benefits from some strong piano work from Michael Weiss! Weiss serves up these lines that kind of swell up from the bottom – never overstated, but with a gentle power that moves the tracks in just the right way to fit Oatts' well-blown alto solos. His tone is sharp, but never too much so – schooled a bit in Konitz, no doubt – but sometimes delivered with the soulfulness of a Sonny Stitt or Lou Donaldson – yet in much more modern ways, too. Other players include Ugonna Okewgwo or David Wong on bass, and Rodney Green on drums – and titles include "If I Should Lose You", "Angel Eyes", "Hello Young Lovers", "But Beautiful", "My Foolish Heart", and "Yesterdays". CD

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Horace ParlanArrival ... LP
Steeplechase, 1973. Very Good+ ... $11.99 14.99
An album cut later in the career of pianist Horace Parlan than his classic Blue Note sides – but a set that also marks his arrival as a key force on the European scene in the 70s – opening up a whole new chapter of his talents! In a way, this album may be the best of Horace's from the period – as it's got him working with a larger group, at a level that showcases some of his great talents for setting up horn players alongside his piano – an aspect of his work that didn't emerge on his more trio-heavy sides of later years. Only about half the tracks here feature a quintet, but these are totally great – with Idrees Sulieman on flugelhorn and Bent Jaedig on tenor, both bringing in some soul and color that really open up the tunes. Rhythm is from Hugo Rasmussen on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – and titles include "New Start", "Arrival", "Back From The Gig", "Waltz No 1", "Saucer Eyes", and "Norma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Danish Steeplechase pressing. Vinyl has a short click during "For Heaven's Sake". Cover has minimal wear.)

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Rich PerryMood ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2016. Used ... $9.99
Features Rich Perry on tenor sax, Harold Danko on piano, Jay Anderson on bass, and Jeff Hirshfield on drums. CD

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Rich Perry/Rick Margitza/Joshua Douglas Smith et alSteeple Chase Jam Session Volume 19 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2006. Used ... $9.99
Joshua Douglas Smith, Rich Perry, & Rick Margitza on tenor saxophone, Andy LaVerne on piano, Steve LaSpina on bass, and Billy Drummond on drums. CD

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Bud Powell1962 Copenhagen ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1962. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Great late life recordings from the legendary Bud Powell – recorded in Copenhagen, the Danish city that really helped Bud gain control of his life and his skills on the keys – presented here in a mixture of broadcast recordings and live material too! The core trio features Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and Jorn Elniff on drums – and the group is joined by the twin tenors of Brew Moore and Don Byas on an especially nice take on "Round Midnight". Yet the trio tracks are the main attraction here, and there's a new sense of space and mature timing that really marks this period of Powell's career – as you'll hear on "Blues In The Closet", "Hackensack", "I Remember Clifford", "Like Someone In Love", "Straight No Chaser", "52nd Street Theme", and two takes of "Anthropology". CD

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Bud PowellBud Powell 1962 – Stockholm/Oslo ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1962. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Fantastic never-issued material from legendary pianist Bud Powell – work from one of his strongest periods in the later years of his too-short life, and music that will win you over right from the very first note! The set begins with five tracks recorded at the Golden Circle in Stockholm – and there's a clarity of vision that Powell brings to the piano that he didn't always have in the 60s – this masterful command of space and tone that's nicely different than his bop years, and given perfect accompaniment by Torbjorn Hultcranz on bass and Sune Spangberg on drums – on titles that include "If You Were Here", "I Hear Music", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Straight No Chaser", and "Hot House". The second half of the set features material from the same year, recorded in Oslo with Erik Amundsen on bass and Ole Jacob Hansen on drums – two different players than in the first trio, recorded with a different sense of sound too – one that gets at some of the warmer, more lyrical possibilities in Bud's music. Titles include "Dance Of The Infidels", "I Remember Clifford", "Hot House", and "52nd Street Theme". CD

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Noah Preminger & Max LightSongs We Love ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2022. Used ... $12.99
The title only partly gives the record away – because the set's not just comprised of favorites of guitarist Max Light and saxophonist Noah Preminger – it also includes some well-done original material by the pair! Yet even the covers are hardly served up in familiar ways – as the album just features guitar and tenor – moving together without any other support at all – almost like some variation of the way that Jimmy Giuffre used to interact with Jim Hall – with a similar blend of freedom and inherent swing that really holds the whole thing together! Titles include "Kiss Me", "Bird", "Meditation For NW", "Landslide", "If You Could Would You", "Burning Man", "Still Crazy After All These Years", "Call & Answer", and "Hallelujah". CD
(Small cutout notch through spine.)
Also available Songs We Love ... CD 16.99

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Noah Preminger & Max LightSongs We Love ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2022. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
The title only partly gives the record away – because the set's not just comprised of favorites of guitarist Max Light and saxophonist Noah Preminger – it also includes some well-done original material by the pair! Yet even the covers are hardly served up in familiar ways – as the album just features guitar and tenor – moving together without any other support at all – almost like some variation of the way that Jimmy Giuffre used to interact with Jim Hall – with a similar blend of freedom and inherent swing that really holds the whole thing together! Titles include "Kiss Me", "Bird", "Meditation For NW", "Landslide", "If You Could Would You", "Burning Man", "Still Crazy After All These Years", "Call & Answer", and "Hallelujah". CD
Also available Songs We Love ... CD 12.99

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Nate RadleyPuzzle People ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2021. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Guitarist Nate Radley works here with a wonderfully rich sense of tone and color – a mode that's explained in the notes as partly a tribute to the late Vic Juris, as Nate works here with Juris' old trio of Jay Anderson on bass and Adam Nussbaum on drums – but a quality that we're more than willing to ascribe to Radley on his own, as his sense of texture and timing here is wonderful! There's a way of handling the guitar here that's very special – an understanding of chromatic richness, but with subtle execution – so that Radley's never hitting you over the head with his sound, but also making you keenly aware that he knows just how to handle the strings to make them find their sweetest spots. As with Juris' group, the rhythm backing is nicely lean – and titles include "Invitation To The Blues", "Sing Sing Overkill", "Kamikaze Frisbee", "Puzzle People", and "The Horseless Headman". CD

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Jimmy Raney with Doug RaneyStolen Moments ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1979. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A sweet set that has Jimmy's guitar matched with that of son Doug – both players working rhythm and melody, and skipping around each other in this joyous way that's quite different from some of Jim's earlier work. That sublime Raney tone is still very firmly in place – but it's matched by the youthful energy of Doug, too – and given a gentle swing that's really appreciated, thanks to work from Michael Moore on bass and Billy Hart on drums. Titles include "Jonathan's Waltz", "Stolen Moments", "I Should Care", "Samba Teekens", and "Alone Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert – 25PJ 2)

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✨✧ Andrew RathbunWhere We Are Now ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2007. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Andrew Rathbun on tenor and soprano saxophone, Nate Radley on guitar, George Colligan on piano, Johannes Weidenmuller on bass, and Billy Hart on drums. CD

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Bob RockwellBorn To Be Blue ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1993. Used ... $9.99
... CD

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Red RodneyRed Giant ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1988. Used ... $9.99 12.99
Red opens up nicely in this late quartet date – on cuts that include "Sun Child", "Giant Steps", "Red Giant", "Greensleeves", and "Helene" – plus 3 non-LP bonus tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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Larry Schneider/Adam Nussbaum/Mike RichmondOn The Edge ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1988. Near Mint- ... $11.99
With Schneider on flute, soprano, and tenor sax, Nussbaum on drums, and Richmond on bass. LP, Vinyl record album

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Archie Shepp & Horace ParlanGoin' Home ... LP
Steeplechase, 1977. Near Mint- ... $24.99 29.99
Beautiful! Just duets between Archie Shepp on tenor and soprano and Horace Parlan on piano – a surprisingly wonderful pairing that really brings out some soulful sides of Shepp's horn! LP, Vinyl record album
(US red label pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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Jesse Stacken & Kirk KnuffkeMockingbird – The Music Of Thelonious Monk & Duke Ellington ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2009. Used ... $8.99
Jesse Stacken on trumpet and Kirk Knuffke on piano. CD

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Dave StrykerBlue To The Bone ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1996. Used ... $6.99 9.99
Features Dave Stryker on guitar, Brian Lynch on trumpet, Conrad Herwig on trombone, Bruce Barth on piano and organ, and Rich Perry on tenor! CD

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Dave StrykerPassage ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1993. Used ... $11.99
Dave Stryker on guitar, Steve Slagle on alto saxophone, Joey Calderazzo on piano, Jay Anderson on bass, and Adam Nussbaum on drums. CD

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Dave StrykerShades Of Miles ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2000. Used ... $12.99
With Brian Lynch on trumpet, Billy Drewes on reeds, Marc Copland on Fender Rhodes, Larry Goldings on organ, and others. CD

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Monnette SudlerIn My Own Way ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A previously-unreleased album from guitarist Monnette Sudler – a really compelling player from the Philly scene of the 70s, and one whose greatest fame came from her other two albums on the Steeplechase label! The sound here is a slightly different vibe than those records – as Sudler's rich-toned guitar gets support from a group that has a gently rhythmic pulse throughout – not funky, but with this organic sense of moving forward as it works through mostly original material by Monnette! Other players include Oliver Collins on piano, Kenny Kellem on bass, and Newman T Baker on drums – and as on other records, Monnette sings a bit on the set – with a voice that's really unique, and very well-tuned to the personal vibe of her lyrics. Titles include "Fire & Air", "Thoughts", "Libra Rising"- "Message To My Love", and "In My Own Way". CD

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✨✧ Gregory TardyStrongest Love ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2010. Used ... $11.99
Gregory Tardy on tenor saxophone, Joel Weiskopf on piano, Chris Haney on bass, and Jaimeo Brown on drums. CD

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Mickey TuckerBlues In Five Dimensions ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1989. Used ... $12.99
Featuring Mickey Tucker on piano, Ted Dunbar on guitar, Rufus Reid on bass, and David Jones on drums. Tracks include "Nica's Dream", "Grand Ma, Petite Ma", "Synapse II", "Jam N Boogie", and "Bushman". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ernie WilkinsMontreux ... LP
Steeplechase, 1983. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has light sleeve marks. Cover has some waviness, stuck-on shrink, old sticker smudge.)

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Mary Lou WilliamsFree Spirits ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1975. Used ... $14.99
Titles include "Dat Dere", "Temptation", "Pale Blue", "Blues For Timme", "All Blues", and "Baby Man". CD

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Larry WillisHow Do You Keep The Music Playing? ... CD
Steeplechase, 1992. Used ... $9.99
Larry Willis on piano, David Williams on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joe Albany & Niels Henning Orsted PedersenTwo's Company ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderfully intimate piano from Joe Albany – with only the bass of Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen for accompaniment! CD
(Please note the tray card is missing one spine, has some clear tape, and a bit of wear inside.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerTouch Of Your Lips ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great later work from Chet Baker – one of the key sides in marking out his new, more open approach to the trumpet – with long tracks overall. The setting here is spare – with backing by Doug Raney on guitar and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass – and Chet's mostly blowing on trumpet, but also gets in some sad vocals on two tunes – "But Not For Me" and "The Touch Of Your Lips". Other tracks include "I Waited For You", "Blue Room", and "Star Eyes". CD

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✨✧ Chet Baker & Paul BleyDiane ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really compelling mix of talents – just the piano of Paul Bley alongside the trumpet of Chet Baker! Chet sings on one track, but most of the set is instrumental. CD

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✨✧ Kenny DrewIf You Could See Me Now ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Warm, lyrical beauty from pianist Kenny Drew – really hitting a newly mature sound here with a trio that features Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and Albert Tootie Heath on drums! Drew's sound here is sublime – really moving majestically forward past even his great earlier modes – and surprising us in his blend of flowing lines and more punctuated passages – almost even more counterbalanced here than on other recordings of this nature. Titles include "Free Flight", "All Souls Here", "In Your Own Sweet Way", and "If You Could See Me Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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✨✧ Billy GaultWhen Destiny Calls ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great stuff – and a beautiful album of spiritual jazz recorded by this obscure piano player who worked briefly with Jackie McLean in the seventies. Billy Gault had an amazingly soulful way of putting together his work, but never got bogged down in too much sentiment. There's some beautiful stuff on here, including the awesome "Mode for Trane", and "The Time of this World is at Hand", a great track that features vocals by Joe Lee Wilson (some of his best) and Ellen Deleston. Wilson and Deleston also sing on a few others too – in a moody, soulful and spiritual way that's almost a post-Coltrane take on the sound of Andy & The Bey Sisters. Other titles include "Aisha", "When Destiny Calls", "Portrait Of A Joaner", and "Nothing But A Man". This truly is an incredible record – one of our all time favorites of this generation! CD

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✨✧ Dexter GordonApartment (with bonus track) ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A standout 70s set from Dexter Gordon – one that's a bit tighter than some of his longer-blown dates from overseas – and which almost sparkles with the same power as his 60s albums on Blue Note! The group here is nice and tight – with Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all grooving in a style that's sharply focused, and which really sets the stage for Dex's wonderful tone on the solos. Pedersen's bass is great too – sometimes stepping out with a presence not usually heard on a set like this – and titles include the Gordon originals "The Apartment", "Antabus", and "Candlelight Lady" – plus "Wee Dot" and "Old Folks". CD also features the bonus track "Stablemates" – from the same session, but previously unissued. CD

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✨✧ Dexter GordonBiting The Apple ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Dexter Gordon blows back home in the US, but still with the long, open solo style of his European work for Steeplechase! The group features Barry Harris on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Al Foster on drums – a great rhythm section – and titles include "Apple Jump", "A La Modal", and "I'll Remember April". CD

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✨✧ Dexter GordonCandlelight Lady ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Dexter Gordon in one of his greatest settings ever – playing live in the familiar confines of the Montmartre jazz club in Copenhagen, with sublime trio backing from Kenny Drew! The tracks are long and open – that style that Dex perfected with Steeplechase Records, which provides such a great showcase for his solo talents – and the album's a great illustration of why we never get tired of Gordon in this format! Each track pushes the 10 minute mark – and Dexter's got this bold, strong tone on tenor – but also these personal, very feeling qualities as well – the undercurrent of soul that he never seemed to develop until the later years of his life – underscored by Drew's work on piano, plus Mads Vinding on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums. Tracks include the long originals "Sticky Vicket", "Candlelight Lady", "Montmartre", and "The Rainbow People" – plus "Old Folks" and "There Is No Greater Love". CD
(Sticker has slight cut corner.)

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinBlues For Harvey ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Johnny Griffin's best European recordings of the 70s! Like a number of the contemporaneous releases by older American reedmen on the Steeplechase label, this one has the leader as the main soloist in a small group setting that includes Kenny Drew on piano, Mads Vinding on bass, and Ed Thigpen on drums. The tracks are long, and Griffin plays with an intensity that recalls some of his earlier recordings on Jazzland – made all the more striking, given the freer setting of the record. Tracks include "That Party Upstairs", "Alone Again", and "Soft and Furry". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Andrew HillInvitation ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Andrew's come back inside for this 70s set – working in a trio format, still quite exploratory, but with less of the hard-pressed avant gardism of his Blue Note years. If anything, Andrew's moving about the keyboard more freely – especially on the longer flowing tunes, which have him working in a mode that's still quite melodic, yet in that "genius alone at the piano" mode of European and Japanese sessions at the time. Backing is by Chris White bass and Art Lewis drums – and titles include "Catfish", "Lost No More", "Invitation", and "Little John". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Danish pressing.)

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✨✧ Shirley HornViolets For Your Furs ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great European work from Shirley Horn – recorded live, in a setting that really lets her stretch out nicely – almost as if she's finding the new sort of maturity that would mark her music in the 80s, right during the space of the concert! The format is quite spare – just Horn's piano behind her vocals, plus bass from Charles Ables and drums from Billy Hart – the last of whom is especially restrained – often keeping way off to the side, but stepping in nicely when Shirley needs him to swing. And as on some of Horn's best records, the bass is key to the whole sound – inflecting the vocals with these deep tones that are beautiful – almost a nodding response to the careful emotion she brings to her lyrics. Titles include "Lover Man", "Violets For Your Furs", "Baby Won't You Please", "My Man", "More Than You Know", and "Our Love Is Here To Stay". CD
Also available Violets For Your Furs ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Clifford JordanHalf Note ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Extremely solid work from Clifford Jordan, recorded during one of the richest points in his career – the mid 70s, when he was working with pianist Cedar Walton and bassist Sam Jones, plus drummer Albert Tootie Heath on this session (replacing regular drummer Billy Higgins.) This quartet period of Jordan's career yielded some fantastic sides – open-ended records that were as steeped in bop as they were 70s modal soul jazz. Like this set, recorded at the Half Note, most of the sides were live – and show Jordan and company shifting easily from mode to mode across a single set. Titles include the classic originals "Glass Bead Games", "Midnight Waltz", "The Holy Land", and "The Highest Mountain". CD

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✨✧ Duke JordanFlight To Denmark (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic 70s album from pianist Duke Jordan – really re-emerging to greatness here in his new home of Copenhagen! The set features a great group – Mads vinding on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums. Tracks include "On Green Dolphin Street", "Here's That Rainy Day", "If I Did - Would You", "Glad I Met Pat", and "Flight To Denmark" – plus the CD adds three extra alternate takes and the non-LP track "Jordu". CD

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✨✧ Ken McIntyreHome ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful little album that's as sparely evocative as its title! Ken McIntyre's playing a wonderful Dolphy-inspired assortment of reeds that include alto sax, flute, oboe, and bassoon – working with a quartet that includes Jaki Byard on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Andrei Strobert on drums. The tracks are short, with a focus on simple melodies and rhythmic conceptions – delivered by McIntyre with a tone that's immediately captivating, very much in the spirit of the few straighter moments we've heard from Kalaparusha at the time. All tracks are original, with a very fresh feel – and titles include "Undulation", "Cousin Emma", "Charlotte", "Amy", "Sea Train", "Home", and "Kheil". CD

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✨✧ Jackie McLeanGhetto Lullaby ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Jackie McLean's beautiful recordings for Steeplechase from the early 70's – a real return to basics that helped form the groundwork for his soulful playing of later years! This set features two long compositions by Billy Gault, the magical young pianist who graced some of McLean's best work – and although Billy's not actually playing on this session, his presence is more than felt on the excellent tunes "Mode For Jay Mac" and "Ghetto Lullaby". The set was recorded live, with backing by a European group that includes (then expat) Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums – and other tracks include "Callin", "Jack's Tune", and "Where Is Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jackie McLeanLive At Montmartre (Inner City) ... LP
Steeplechase/Inner City, 1972. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jackie McLean opens it up at Cafe Montmartre in Copenhagen – blowing in the long, open-ended style usually associated with live dates from the club! The format here is similar to the better-known Montmartre recordings by Dexter Gordon and Johnny Griffin – strong rhythms from a trio that features Kenny Drew on piano, Bo Stief on bass, and Alex Riel on drums – topped with dominant solos from Jackie, who's blowing here in a boppish style that's a bit different from some of his more spiritual sessions of the 70s. Titles include "Das Dat", "Smile", and "Parker's Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)

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✨✧ Jackie McLeanNew York Calling (Inner City) ... LP
Steeplechase/Inner City, 1976. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem! During the mid 70s, Jackie McLean cut a few fantastic records that had a very spiritual vibe, and which added in a lot more soul than in previous sessions from the 60s. Part of the strength of these recordings – including this one – is the other musicians in the group – like the great Billy Gault, who wrote 2 tracks on the record, and who plays some very spiritual piano – or the excellent Billy Skinner, a young trumpeter who also emerges as a strong writer on this session. Other players include Rene McLean on alto and soprano, and Michael Carvin on drums – and tracks include "Camel Driver", "Some Other Time", "Adrian's Dance", and "Star Dancer". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cut corner, light wear and aging, and discolored spots at the opening. Vinyl has a cosmetic surface mark on Side Two.)
Also available New York Calling (bonus track) ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ John McNeilEmbarkation ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Bob Berg on tenor, Joanne Brackeen on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Billy Hart on drums. Titles include "Out", "Greenwich", "Blue Samba", and "Sea Breeze". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Labels have small stickers.)

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✨✧ Doug RaneyI'll Close My Eyes ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Doug Raney on guitar – with Bernt Rosengren on tenor sax and flute, Horace Parlan on piano, Jesper Lundgaard on bass, and Ole-Jacob Hansen on drums! CD

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✨✧ Doug Raney QuartetListen ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1981. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover looks great, with just a bit of light wear.)

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✨✧ Doug Raney QuintetCuttin' Loose ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Raney on guitar, Bernt Rosengren on tenor sax and flute, Horace Parlan on piano, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, Billy Hart on drums. CD

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✨✧ Andrew RathbunShadow Forms ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Andrew Rathbun on tenor and soprano saxophone, clarinet, and keyboards, George Garzone on tenor saxophone, Scott Lee on bass, and Jeff Hirshfield on drums. CD

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✨✧ Gregory TardyMonuments ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2011. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Greg Tardy on tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, and clarinet, Avishai Cohen on trumpet, George Colligan on piano, Sean Conly on bass, and Jaimeo Brown on drums. CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ Gregory TardyTruth ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2005. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Gregory Tardy on saxophone, Marcus Printup on trumpet, Helen Sung on piano, Sean Conly on bass, and Jaimeo Brown on drums. CD
(Still sealed!)

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✨✧ Gary VersaceReminiscence ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gary Versace (hammond B3), Vic Juris (guitar) & Adam Nussbaum (drums). CD

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✨✧ Jack WalrathForsooth! ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2011. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jack Walrath on trumpet, Abraham Burton on tenor saxophone, George Burton on piano, Boris Kozlov on bass, and Donald Edwar CD
(Still sealed!)

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✨✧ Jack WalrathHeavy Mirth ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Trumpeter Jack Walrath is one of those cats who's always making interesting music – records that never fully get their due, but always find a way of getting themselves into the best of jazz collections! This album's another feather in Jack's cap – a creatively put-together date that's filled with really creative original compositions – long cuts that feature sharp changes that really unlock the best energy of the album's lineup of players, which includes excellent tenor from Abraham Burton, bold piano work from Orrin Evans, and rhythm from Boriz Kozlov on bass and Johnathan Blake on drums. TC III vocalizes on the track "A Long Slow Agonizing Descent Into The Depth Of Despair" – and other cuts are instrumental, with titles that include "Bassballs", "Dark Star", "Cloak & Dagger", "Road Kill", and "Drifting". CD

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✨✧ Chet BakerThis Is Always ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Overlooked later work by Chet Baker – with some nice long tracks that feature a unique trio with Doug Raney on guitar and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass! CD
(Still sealed!)

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✨✧ Walter Davis JrScorpio Rising ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
A hip trio – with Davis on piano, Santi Debriano on bass, and Ralph Peterson on drums! Includes the original tunes "Scorpio Rising", "Backgammon", and "400 Years Ago Tomorrow". CD

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✨✧ Duke Jordan with Bent JaedigMontmartre 73 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
Really fantastic lost work from Duke Jordan – an unissued live performance from those key years he spent on the Danish scene – half of which features some equally fantastic tenor from the great Bent Jaedig! Jordan's work of the period has been documented on other trio and solo sessions on the Steeplechase label – but the addition of Jaedig really makes for something special here, especially as Bent seems to adapt his tone nicely to fit the mood of Duke – still playing with an edge, but maybe also this current of sentiment that sounds beautiful alongside the piano. The core group features Jorn Enliff on drums and Allan Gregersen on bass – but one track has Johnny Dyani stepping in on bass, and another features Eddie Gomez. Jaedig plays on the tunes "Embraceable Youi", "The Man I Love", "Jordu", "Walkin", and "Scrapple From The Apple" – and trio tracks include "No Problem", "Wutless", and "These Foolish Things". CD
(Small cutout notch through spine.)
Also available Montmartre 73 ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Jason PalmerCon Alma ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2022. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Trumpeter Jason Palmer does a great job here of updating older jazz classics and mixing in some really nice originals of his own – all recorded with a quartet, and in a manner that gives the leader plenty of room to shape the tunes with that unique phrasing we've always loved in his trumpet! The combo features Leo Genovese on piano and Fender Rhodes – the latter of which is an especially nice match for Palmer, as it really seems to bring out the warmth in his horn, and encourage more fluidity in his phrasing. Other players include Joe Martin on bass and Kendrick Scott on drums – and titles include the originals "It's A Brand New Day", "Miracles", "Black Beauty", and "Nameless" – plus nice takes on "Con Alma", "Nefertiti", and the Duke Pearson tune "You Know I Care". CD
 
 
 



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