Stephen Riley & Peter Zak – Haunted Heart
Saxophonist Stephen Riley's distinctive breathy tone and imaginative phrasing have attracted a good size followers in jazz listeners, musicians and critics. For 'Haunted Heart' Riley formed a duo with his favourite piano man Peter Zak, to stage an intriguing recital filled with amazing performances.
They perform an interesting selection of material from the likes of Billy Strayhorn, Cole Porter, Joe Henderson, John Coltrane, Richard Rodgers and Sammy Fain.
"Isn't it nice to hear a truly individual sound in the sea of music that often sounds much the same? I stumbled across one of those sounds in Stephen Riley's music." - Luke Soasey
"What a special tone he has. Dark and dry with a lot of subtones. And very creative playing." - Sax on the Web
1. Isfahan - 6:28 2. You Do Something to Me - 7:29 3. Prisoner of Love - 6:26 4. Punjab - 7:20 5. The Intimacy of the Blues - 5:21 6. Haunted Heart - 5:15 7. After You've Gone - 5:10 8. Moment's Notice - 5:12 9. There's a Small Hotel - 5:23 10. Alice in Wonderland - 7:51 11. Pennies from Heaven - 8:15
Stephen Riley (tenor saxophone) , Peter Zak (piano)