Friday The 13th

Stephen Riley

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Format: CD

Cat No: SCCD31892

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Release Date:  01 May 2020

Label:  SteepleChase

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  716043189229

Genres:  Jazz  Contemporary  

  • Description

    One of the frequently repeated ways to describe Riley's "special tone" but another aspect of Riley's uniqueness is in the way he treats his material (from the classic jazz standards and the Great American Songbook) in his - almost trademark - piano-less settings.

    Following the highly rated previous release 'Oleo' (SCCD31882) by the two-horn quartet (sax and trumpet - Joe Magnarelli) Riley this time has invited the award-winning cornetist Kirk Knuffke to front the quartet. v"Riley and Magnarelli who, while tied to the bebop tradition, in this setting do not feel compelled to stick to it. Their fresh ideas and sly song quotes invigorate such tunes as "Doxy," "St. Thomas," "Ornithology," and John Coltrane's "Lazy Bird." … Oleo is easily recommended .. " -Scott Yanow, Los Angeles Jazz Scene

    "Riley is a singular talent, not least for his twists on the standard repertory, and this is well up to scratch." - Ronald Atkins, Jazz Journal on 'Hold 'Em Joe' (SCCD31850)

    Personnel: Stephen Riley (tenor saxophone), Kirk Knuffte (cornet), Jay Anderson (bass), Billy Drummond (drums)

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Love For Sale
      • 2. Four
      • 3. Freedom Jazz Dance
      • 4. Friday The 13th
      • 5. Hoe Down
      • 6. Round About Midnight
      • 7. Our Man Higgins
      • 8. Willisee
      • 9. Gingerbread Boy