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SUBJECT: AAJ Review: The (Steve) Swallow Quintet: Into the Woodwork Back to Subjects
Aug 21 2013
at 7:08 AM
A review of The Swallow Quintet’s Into the Woodwork, today at All About Jazz. It’s been seven years since bassist Steve Swallow’s last recording as a leader, and for Into the Woodwork he introduces a quintet that began as a quartet, until drummer Jorge Rossy (ex-Brad Mehldau Trio) got wind of it through friends Steve Cardenas (guitar) and Chris Cheek (saxophone), who were members of the group, along with Swallow’s partner in music and life, Carla Bley (who sticks with organ here). The result? After having already toured, Into the Woodwork feels like a band, and a terrific one at that - possibly Swallow’s best group ever. With a new set of Swallow compositions played by a quintet that means it, it’s also one of his best recordings as a leader. Review here: For those unaware, Swallow played with Metheny back in his days with Gary Burton, and on the reunion tour documented on the superb Quartet Live (Concord, 2009) - for those who missed it, a review here:
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Aug 30 2013
at 12:39 PM
Bookmark and Share Saw him live only two weeks ago.What an icon...
Aug 23 2013
at 4:25 PM
Bookmark and Share Excellent album!
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