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Steve Swallow

Steve Swallow
Born: Oct 4, 1940 in Fair Lawn, NJ
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Genre: Jazz
Biography: Steve Swallow has long been many jazz critics' favorite electric bassist, for rather than playing his instrument in a rock-oriented manner, Swallow emphasizes the high notes and, to an extent, approaches the electric bass as if it were a guitar. He originally started on piano and trumpet before settling ...Read full biography
Released: 1996
Label: Xtra Watt
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This CD by electric bassist Steve Swallow is a major surprise, for his ten originals are essentially bebop, often using chord changes that sound familiar; for example, the opening "Running in the Family" ...Read full review
Damaged in Transit
Released: 2003
Label: XtraWATT/ECM
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Damaged in Transit, recorded live in France in 2001, is a decided move away from Steve Swallow's obsession with harmony. His earlier bands, particularly over the three recordings or so following Deconstructed, ...Read full review
More Steve Swallow albums: Main Albums (21), DVD/Video (1)