Double LP version. Gatefold sleeve; features two vinyl-only tracks fromJackie McLean & The Cosmic BrotherhoodandMichael Carvin; includes download card. Subtitled:Esoteric, modal and progressive jazz from the SteepleChase label, 1974-84. Founded in 1972, SteepleChase Records is one of the most significant and prolific European jazz record labels. With a catalog running to well over 200 titles, the Copenhagen-based imprint has recorded and released music from some of the greatest names in jazz, includingDexter Gordon,Andrew Hill,Jackie McLean,Horace Parlan,Chet Baker, andStan Getz. Starting out by recording visiting Americans when they performed at the legendary Café Montmartre, founderNils Wintherwas encouraged to start the label by none other than the great Jackie McLean, who was the first artist to release a record on the new imprint. From there, Steeplechase rapidly grew into one of the foremost labels to document European jazz with all its distinctive originality and style. With a particular emphasis on recording front rank American artists who had chosen the expatriate life in Europe, Steeplechase was first in line to document the sounds of the greats as they developed in exile. Features extensive liner notes including a history of the label as well as notes on each of the individual tracks. Photos from the recording sessions and cover art from each of the LPs from which Jazzman Records' selection has been taken is also included. With in-demand tracks from the likes ofBilly Gault,Johnny Dyani, andKhan Jamal, and the unearthing of deep cuts from greats like Jackie McLean andMary Lou Williams, Jazzman Records'Spiritual Jazz Vol. 11: Steeplechasepays tribute to one of Europe's most important jazz labels and furthers our exploration into the infinite realms of spiritual jazz. Also featuresSam Jones,Rene McLean,Jim McNeely,Michael Carvin, andKen McIntyre.