NEW RELEASE STEVE SLAGLE TRIO ‘ALIVE IN HARLEM’ on Panorama Records Look for on all major Platforms Mid- JUNE 2020 !!

LISTEN IN GOOD HEALTH! LONG LIVE THE POWER OF MUSIC!


RECORDED AT BIRDS NEST STUDIOS IN WESTB HARLEM NYC
1)DEWEY SQ.—This great composition by Bird was written when he was staying at the Dewey Sq. Hotel in Harlem and I arranged it with an extended latin vamp at the end  that many forget he in fact started the song with.
2)ALIVE—This is our title cut and the first piece we recorded for this session.I kind of re-wrote it for this new trio and feel this is the definitive version,done 1st take.
3)BELIEVER—I wrote this ballad very quickly first on piano and arranged it recently for Joe Lovano’s Nonet which debuted it at Birdland. I like it bare with the trio and it expresses my feelings in these times.
4)SISTER—I have daughters and they all have a swagger which is in this song….written when my youngest was first born the refrain is “Hey- Little- Sister!”
5)I REMEMBER YOU—We love playing a  great old song like this. Intro and all the rest is off the cuff and in true inspiration from the song, to improvise on and on,even the ending….
6)BARBARA—The great Horace Silver has always been one of my favorite composers and bandleaders.This one in particular from his ‘late period’ seemed perfect for my flute.
7)REDEMPTION SONG—This is my favorite song of this kind. Some called them ‘protest songs’ and the lyrics are really a big part of this great composition. It is the only recording I’ve done with my LOW-A Yanagisawa saxophone, a deep instrument! STEVE SLAGLE

RECORDED IN HONOR OF ‘BIRD’S 100TH YEAR CENTENNIAL!!!

Vessel: NYC trip to a new Iconic spot!

Lydia & Sophia can be seen in 2 of these shots ,one in front of the Vessel and one ‘all up in it’! The 1st one is from the very top looking down.(Not for anyone afraid of heights,or shy of climbing a bunch of stairs(but u can take your time,no rush…..cool place,unique vibe…..

JAZZ STANDARD CD RELEASE FEBR 26TH!

‘SPIRIT CALLS’ IS RELEASED ON PANORAMA RECORDS ONALL  MUSIC SITES!

THE BAND WILL PLAY TUESDAY FEBR 26TH AT JAZZ STANDARD NYC  (116TH EAST 27TH STREET) SETS AT 7:30 & 9:30—C’MON DOWN TO THIS GREAT VENUE & EVENT!

Steve Slagle 'Spirit Call' 5_17_18
L-R–JASON TIEMANN,ROMAN DIAZ,STEVE SLAGLE,UGONNA OKEGWO,KEITH BROWN

 

SEPTEMBER ’18 EVENTS COMING UP

A few things to point out for this Virgo September when so many of us saxophonists were born( mine is  sept.18th):

Tomorrow Saturday the 8th there will be a block party on the street i lived 8 years on in FT GREENE BROOKLYN –SOUTH ELLIOT STREET—I WILL BE PLAYING FROM 2PM-5PM with THE SOUTH ELLIOT STREET STOMPERS led by renowned bassist Ed Schuller.BIG FUN FOR ALL AGES!! 33 SOUTH ELLIOT was called ‘the music building’ when we lived there in the 1990’s–GREAT TIMES…..

ON SUNDAY SEPT 16TH I will be performing at MEZZROW in duo with Keith Brown who is also on my latest recording to be released ( see GIGS )–I have some special music for that nite!–LOOKING FORWARD TO –HOPE U CAN MAKE IT TO THIS GREAT VENUE!

And on Saturday Sept 22 i will do a SOLO FLUTE piece at the flute summit HOWLIN FOR JEREMY at Thompkins Sq Library ( east village NYC) FROM 3-5—Several other great flutists will also ‘howl’ for Jeremy Steig who’s soul is with us all! ( This is also one day before COLTRANES bday ,the winter Equinox on Sept 23,speaking of soulful matters)