Steve Swallow

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Taxxorrak, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Taxxorrak


    Feb 7, 2009
    Hey TB!

    Recently I've begun listening more and more to Steve Swallow and realizing how almost perfect his approach to the instrument is (atleast, in the genres he ventures in). His almost double-bass like sound and unique technique is something I'm pretty amazed by, and I would like to hear some more. I want you all to say whatever comes to mind about Swallow; and please do list some good albums I should get. So far I've heard his Real Book album and thought it was stellar. Please give me more recommendations!!

  2. Dark Star

    Dark Star

    Jun 18, 2008
    CT, RI, NC
    The only stuff I've got a hold of with him playing was with Pat Metheny and John Scofield. Song's like 'The Red One' was some really good example pick-jazz, IMO.
  3. One Drop

    One Drop

    Oct 10, 2004
    Swiss Alps
    I like the albums he did with Carla Bley a lot.
  4. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Steve swallow albums( by, or with...) I like

    Real Book
    Always pack your uniform on top
    damaged in transfer
    noisy old men- with john abercrombie , gary chaffee and micjk goodrick(I listen to this one all the time at the moment)
    So there- with robert creeley
    Grey - with don elias,and others , whose names I can't remember just now
    L'histoire du clochard(the bums tale) -steve swallow/ohad tamor 6tet
    trio,believe in spring -steve swallow ,hans ulrik,jonas johansen
    shinola, out like a light,en route-john scofield trio
    2000& One-Paul motian Trio
    Flight of the blue jay-Paul motian ad the electric bebop band
    Your songs-the music of elton john-tonolo goldstein, swallow, motian
    twin falls-deidre rodman,steve swallow( this I tend to put on when I got other things to do at the same time...
    Hotel hello-gary burton, steve swallow
    New Old Age-steve swallow,john taylor, gabriele mirabassi
    Two by Two-steve swallow ,steve kuhn
    I can se your house from here-john scofield /pat metheny
    There's more ( the life of a trio, saturday and sunday with Jimmy guiffre for example), but I guess this will get you started :)

    Check out this<> as well...loads of leadsheets
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