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Steppin' Up

Label: Sangster Music Productions
Released: 2017
Track listing: A Matter of Time; The Importance of Elders; Thrones; Song for Jarek; La Muerte Del Angel; Milonga Del Angel; Travels; Chopin Preludio in E-Minor (op. 28 No. 4); Steppin’ Up.

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Obsessions Octet: Steppin' Up

Read "Steppin' Up" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

When Kent Sangster and his wife Joanna Ciapka-Sangster founded the Obsessions Octet in 2005, they brought together three strands of music: classical, tango and jazz. The Octet is divided right down the middle between the classical and jazz segments. Here it takes eight to tango and together they delve into that form of music. The classical ...

Steppin' Up

Label: Posi-Tone Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: Winter Rain; Fifth and Berry; Rhapsody; Quirk; E. J.; Sarah; Prowl; Saints; Home Sweet Home; Somewhere.

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Kenny Shanker: Steppin' Up

Read "Steppin' Up" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Alto Saxophonist Kenny Shanker is proof that an artist's direction isn't always reflected in their tonal personality. Shanker possesses a sleek-and-sweet tone that has served him well on dates with big name ghost band, like the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, as well as smooth-leaning pianist David Benoit, but his own music operates ...

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Kenny Shanker: Steppin' Up

Read "Steppin' Up" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Kenny Shanker has worked extensively since graduating from the Manhattan School of Music in 2001, playing with the New World Symphony, and the Tommy Dorsey and Nelson Riddle Orchestras, among others. The young alto saxophonist recorded his debut album as leader, Steppin' Up, in April 2009 but it's taken almost two-and-a-half years for it to be ...

Steppin' Up

Label: Passin' Thru Records
Released: 2001
Track listing: 1. Steppin' Up 6:41,2. Face da Funk 4:06, 3. Us 5:06, 4. Cycles 4:33, 5. After Thought 4:15, 6. Grace Under Pressure 5:17, 7. Lovesong 2:50, 8. Verdict 2:08,9. Real McCoy 7:05, 10. Mental Funk 4:53, 11. New Day 3:24, 12. End 2:56

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Gene Lake: Steppin' Up

Read "Steppin' Up" reviewed by Phil DiPietro

With his self-produced debut , “Steppin Up", Gene lake does just that-putting himself out on the solo artist limb, after spending the 90's turning in nothing short of exemplary sideman (there's that word again) work. Let's get the “sideman" credits straight, shall we? First off, I contend that anyone holding down the drum chair in Steve ...


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