Steve Swallow

Steve Swallow

Profile:
American jazz bass guitarist and composer, born october 4th, 1940. Initially he played double bass (most notably in the trio with Jimmy Giuffre and Paul Bley and with Art Farmer); in the seventies he switched to electric bass guitar exclusively.
In 1960 he left his composition studies at Yale, but began writing music professionally in Art Farmers quartet (he joined it in 1964).
Among notable musical associations is his work with Gary Burton, Carla Bley (whose husband he is) and John Scofield.
His style involves intricate solos in the upper register of his instrument; he was one of the first to adopt he High C string on the bass guitar.
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Steve Swallow Discography

Albums

LAX-3063 Steve Kuhn Trio featuring Steve Swallow and Pete La Roca Steve Kuhn Trio featuring Steve Swallow and Pete La Roca - Three Waves (Album) Flying Dutchman, Contact (6) LAX-3063 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
2382 051 Karin Krog / Steve Kuhn / Steve Swallow / Jon Christensen Karin Krog / Steve Kuhn / Steve Swallow / Jon Christensen - We Could Be Flying (Album) Polydor 2382 051 Norway 1975 Sell This Version
ECM 1055 Gary Burton & Steve Swallow Gary Burton & Steve Swallow - Hotel Hello (Album) ECM Records ECM 1055 US 1975 Sell This Version
ECM 1-1160 Steve Swallow Home · Music By Steve Swallow To Poems By Robert Creeley (Album) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 1-1160 US 1980 Sell This Version
SJL 1148 Paul Bley With Steve Swallow & Pete LaRoca* Paul Bley With Steve Swallow & Pete LaRoca* - Floater(LP, Album) Savoy Jazz SJL 1148 US 1984 Sell This Version
WATT/16, 78118-23116-2 Carla Bley With Steve Swallow Carla Bley With Steve Swallow - Night-glo(CD, Album) WATT Works, ECM Records WATT/16, 78118-23116-2 US 1985 Sell This Version
SJL 1175 Paul Bley With Steve Swallow & Pete LaRoca* Paul Bley With Steve Swallow & Pete LaRoca* - Syndrome(LP, Album) Savoy Jazz SJL 1175 US 1986 Sell This Version
XtraWATT/ 2, 833492-1 Steve Swallow Carla (Album) WATT Works, ECM Records XtraWATT/ 2, 833492-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
WATT/20, 837 345-1 Carla Bley / Steve Swallow Carla Bley / Steve Swallow - Duets (Album) WATT Works, ECM Records WATT/20, 837 345-1 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
XtraWATT/6, 511 960-2 Steve Swallow Swallow (Album) WATT Works, ECM Records XtraWATT/6, 511 960-2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
WATT/24, 314 517 673-2 Carla Bley / Steve Swallow Carla Bley / Steve Swallow - Go Together (Album) WATT Works, ECM Records WATT/24, 314 517 673-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
513573W Don Ellis, Steve Swallow, Paul Bley Don Ellis, Steve Swallow, Paul Bley - My Funny Valentine(CD, Album) Jazz Heritage 513573W US 1994 Sell This Version
XtraWATT/7, 521 637-2 Steve Swallow Real Book(CD, Album) Watt Works, ECM Records XtraWATT/7, 521 637-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
I.P ST1019 Steve Swallow, John Taylor (2) Steve Swallow, John Taylor (2) - Parlance(CD, Album) Instant Present Records I.P ST1019 France 1995 Sell This Version
WATT/26 Carla Bley / Andy Sheppard / Steve Swallow Carla Bley / Andy Sheppard / Steve Swallow - Songs With Legs (Album) WATT Works, ECM Records WATT/26 US 1995 Sell This Version
XtraWATT/9, 537 119-2 Steve Swallow Deconstructed(CD, Album) Watt Works, ECM Records XtraWATT/9, 537 119-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
CDNEW 129 Steve Kuhn / Aldo Romano / Steve Swallow Steve Kuhn / Aldo Romano / Steve Swallow - Childhood Is Forever(CD, Album, RE, RM) Charly Records CDNEW 129 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
ENJ-9351 2 Lee Konitz, Steve Swallow, Paul Motian Lee Konitz, Steve Swallow, Paul Motian - Three Guys (Album) ENJA Records ENJ-9351 2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
WATT/29, 547 297-2 Carla Bley / Steve Swallow Carla Bley / Steve Swallow - Are We There Yet?(CD, Album) WATT Works, ECM Records WATT/29, 547 297-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
XtraWATT/10, 543 506-2 Steve Swallow Always Pack Your Uniform On Top(CD, Album) WATT Works, ECM Records XtraWATT/10, 543 506-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Rune 144 Robert Creeley · Chris Massey (3) · Steve Swallow · David CasT* · David Torn Robert Creeley · Chris Massey (3) · Steve Swallow · David CasT* · David Torn - Have We Told You All You'd Thought To Know?(CD, Album) Cuneiform Records Rune 144 US 2001 Sell This Version
INT 3309 2 Jasper Van't Hof, Charlie Mariano With Steve Swallow Jasper Van't Hof, Charlie Mariano With Steve Swallow - Brutto Tempo(CD) Intuition Records INT 3309 2 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
Q-0205-2 Wolfgang Puschnig | Steve Swallow | Don Alias | Victor Lewis Wolfgang Puschnig | Steve Swallow | Don Alias | Victor Lewis - Grey (Album) Quinton Records Q-0205-2 Austria 2002 Sell This Version
JAM 0001-2 John Abercrombie / Mick Goodrick / Steve Swallow / Gary Chaffee John Abercrombie / Mick Goodrick / Steve Swallow / Gary Chaffee - Noisy Old Men(CD, Album) Jam (7) JAM 0001-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
XtraWATT/11, B0001304-02 Steve Swallow Damaged In Transit (Album) WATT Works, ECM Records XtraWATT/11, B0001304-02 US 2003 Sell This Version

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