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SteepleChase dates from the 80's, 90's and 00's

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I think most of my SteepleChase CD's are nearly all from dates recorded in the 70's. But I know there's a ton more on this great label from the 80's and 90's, and even the past 3 years -- but the names on the spines are much less familiar to me.

You all know my tastes (Andrew Hill, Larry Young, Woody Shaw, Charles Tolliver, Jason Moran, Greg Osby, Dave Holland, Tyrone Washington, Joe Henderson, etc...)

What SteepleChase recordings since 1980 can you recommend????

Also, what's the best/most-reliable/cheapest place to get SteepleChase CD's here in the U.S.??? - presumably on-line.

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As good as anything gets. Don't miss'em.

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In addition to the Von Freemans, suggest you check the followings:

Ted Brown 'Preservation'

Lee Konitz 'RichLee' (with Rich Perry)

Lee Konitz 'DigIt' (with Ted Brown)

Don Friedman 'Almost Everything'

Don Friedman 'My Romance'

If ;) you like Andrew Hill, you should check Don Friedman. Very interesting musician!

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I believe Rooster has mentioned his affection for Andrew Hill in passing in one or two postings.

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Rooster likes Hill? Damn! Never noticed :o;):P

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There are some nice Louis Smith CDs on SteepleChase.

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a number of good George Colligan's including "Small Room"

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I'd have to echo the Louis Smith sentiments. I have the following, all of which I love:

Jam Session Vol. 7, with Louis Smith, Mark Turner and Billy Mitchell (this just came out)

Louis Smith - Soon

Louis Smith & Jodie Christian – The Very Thought of You (this is a duet, but very, very good)

From the 70s (I know you didn't ask about this era), check out the Kenny Drews and the Duke Jordans, not to mention the recent Dexter box.

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Also, what's the best/most-reliable/cheapest place to get SteepleChase CD's here in the U.S.??? - presumably on-line.

I got the Vons at www.cybermusicsurplus.com - they seem to be carrying selected Steeplechase titles now, as does their parent site, Allegro.

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Let's give it up for the vibraphonists:

Joe Locke put together an incredible string of albums for Steeplechase. VERY EARLY is probably my favorite, but they're all excellent. The others are BUT BEAUTIFUL, LONGING, PRESENT TENSE, WIRE WALKER, and INNER SPACE.

What about Walt Dickerson's recordings for the label? Too many to list (check AMG), but the duos with Richard Davis and Sun Ra deserve special mention.

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The Konitz certainly. I'd also recommend the Paul Bley trios and the Harold Danko dates. The latters cds mostly feature jazz standards, "Prestigeous", a selection of Dolphy tunes is a nice one.

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Vibraphonist Khan Jamal made a couple of recordings on SteepleChase in the '80s that I enjoy, "Dark Warrior" and "The Traveller". Both include bassist Johnny Dyani. I prefer "Dark Warrior", because it features saxophonist Charles Tyler.

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Tete Montoliú:

-Catalonian nights (vol. 1-3) 1980. Tete Montoliú trio with John Heard and Tootie Heath.

-Boston concert (vol. 1-2) 1980. Tete Montoliú solo piano.

These recordings are in my top-ten Tete. 1980 was a great year for recorded Tete!

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Yes My Foolish Heart is a really good one. I wish, though, that Friedman would stop titling his albums after famous compositions (mostly Bill Evans-associated). His two previous albums were My Romance & The Days of Wine and Roses. Anyway, a great player.

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Anything by Paul Bley. Get 'em all!

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Everything Paul Bley recorded for SteepleChase worth listening, but if you are talking about the best of the best, I think this one meets your requirements.

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Caravan Suite is another favorite.

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As good as anything gets. Don't miss'em.

His Inside Chicago series is also recommended (Vol 1-4). Recorded during the 90's.

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Rich Perry's "Hearsay," featuring the compositions and trumpet work of Steve Lampert:

http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?...26061&BAB=E

Some of the best Perry I've heard, and Lampert is a fascinating one-off -- his writing is somewhat reminiscent of RCA Jazz Workshop-vintage George Russell, but he is definitely own man, a deep cat.

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Rich Perry's "Hearsay," featuring the compositions and trumpet work of Steve Lampert:

http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?...26061&BAB=E

Some of the best Perry I've heard, and Lampert is a fascinating one-off -- his writing is somewhat reminiscent of RCA Jazz Workshop-vintage George Russell, but he is definitely own man, a deep cat.

Rich plays on Lampert's own SteepleChase recording,Venus Perplexed. Larry you should check this out. Steve is also going to have a release later this year on Bridge Records.

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Rich Perry's "Hearsay," featuring the compositions and trumpet work of Steve Lampert:

http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?...26061&BAB=E

Some of the best Perry I've heard, and Lampert is a fascinating one-off -- his writing is somewhat reminiscent of RCA Jazz Workshop-vintage George Russell, but he is definitely own man, a deep cat.

This one is actually cheaper at CD Universe than in the Jazz Loft sale. There are some scattered Steeplechase CDs for $11 or $12 at CD Universe, but I can discern no logic to which ones.

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Here are two quite recent Steeplechase releases that I like very much.

Harold Danko Quintet - Oatts & Perry

Rich Perry (Quartet) - At The Kitano 1

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Billy Harper's Destiny is Yours, which was the 1st disc with Harper as leader that I picked up on.

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