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Looking at the Moon is Steve Kortyka's 3rd album as a leader. Venturing into new territories, this album features half of the songs in a larger ensemble formation (septet) and the other half in a quartet/quintet format. All original compositions/arrangements were by members of the group and feature impeccable musicianship by some of NYC's finest up and coming musicians.


Released September 25, 2019 
 


Credits: 
Steve Kortyka - Tenor Sax, Alto Sax 
Alex Wintz - Guitar 
Kaisa Maensivu - Bass 
Joe Peri - Drums 
Alex Clough, John Lander - Piano 
Andrew Gould - Alto Sax 
Dave Levy - Trumpet


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Wedding Song is Steve Kortyka's 2nd release as a leader and features 2 different quartets. Similar to the previous album the compositional approach is still contemporary jazz that is rooted in the tradition of experimentation. Marking his 4th year in New York, the evolution of his improvisatory style is becoming more and more apparent.
 

Released February 1, 2014 

Credits:
On Tracks 2 and 3: 
Billy Test - Piano 
Daniel Foose - Bass 
Allan Mednard - Drums 
On Tracks 1, 4, 5, and 6 
Brock Hempel - Piano 
Sam Trapchak - Bass 
Christian Coleman - Drums


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Steps Forward is Steve Kortyka's Debut Album as a Leader in NYC. It is a mix of standard jazz with modern compositional techniques that are sure to entertain one with a penchant for jazz.

Released September 25, 2012 

Credits: 
Justin Wert - Guitar 
Chris Nolte - Bass 
Darrell Green - Drums


CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO 'STEPS FORWARD'