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 Tracks

Albums

Steve Swallow - We Could Be Flying album art Karin Krog - Steve Kuhn - Steve Swallow - Jon Christensen Karin Krog - Steve Kuhn - Steve Swallow - Jon Christensen - We Could Be Flying (Album) Polydor Norway 1975 Sell This Version
Steve Swallow - Hotel Hello album art Gary Burton & Steve Swallow Gary Burton & Steve Swallow - Hotel Hello (Album) ECM Records US 1975 Sell This Version
Steve Swallow - Three Waves album art 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) Japan 1975 Sell This Version
WATT/4 Steve Swallow - The Hapless Child (And Other Inscrutable Stories) album art Michael Mantler With Robert Wyatt, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Jack DeJohnette, Terje Rypdal Words By Edward Gorey Michael Mantler With Robert Wyatt, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Jack DeJohnette, Terje Rypdal Words By Edward Gorey - The Hapless Child (And Other Inscrutable Stories)(LP, Album, Gat) WATT Works WATT/4 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
ATL 50 302 Steve Swallow - Tones For Joan's Bones album art Chick Corea, Joe Farrell, Woody Shaw, Jr.*, Steve Swallow, Joe Chambers Chick Corea, Joe Farrell, Woody Shaw, Jr.*, Steve Swallow, Joe Chambers - Tones For Joan's Bones(LP, Album, RE, Die) Atlantic ATL 50 302 UK & Europe 1976 Sell This Version
PK7 Steve Swallow - Unexpected album art Kenny Davern, Steve Lacy, Steve Swallow, Paul Motian Kenny Davern, Steve Lacy, Steve Swallow, Paul Motian - Unexpected(LP, Album) Kharma PK7 US 1978 Sell This Version
Steve Swallow - Home · Music By Steve Swallow To Poems By Robert Creeley album art Steve Swallow Home · Music By Steve Swallow To Poems By Robert Creeley (Album) ECM Records, ECM Records US 1980 Sell This Version
SJL 1148 Steve Swallow - Floater album art 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
Steve Swallow - Syndrome album art Paul Bley With Steve Swallow & Pete LaRoca* Paul Bley With Steve Swallow & Pete LaRoca* - Syndrome (Album) Savoy Jazz US 1986 Sell This Version
Steve Swallow - Carla album art Steve Swallow Carla (Album) XtraWATT, XtraWATT US 1987 Sell This Version
Steve Swallow - Duets album art Carla Bley / Steve Swallow Carla Bley / Steve Swallow - Duets (Album) WATT Works, ECM Records Germany 1988 Sell This Version
CCD 79032 Steve Swallow - Out Of Nowhere album art Don Ellis, Paul Bley, Steve Swallow Don Ellis, Paul Bley, Steve Swallow - Out Of Nowhere(CD, Album, RE) Candid CCD 79032 USA & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
Steve Swallow - Swallow album art Steve Swallow Swallow (Album) XtraWATT, XtraWATT Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Steve Swallow - Go Together album art Carla Bley / Steve Swallow Carla Bley / Steve Swallow - Go Together (Album) WATT Works, ECM Records US 1993 Sell This Version
513573W Steve Swallow - My Funny Valentine album art 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
Steve Swallow - Real Book album art Steve Swallow Real Book (Album) XtraWATT, XtraWATT US 1994 Sell This Version
I.P ST1019 Steve Swallow - Parlance album art Steve Swallow, John Taylor (2) Steve Swallow, John Taylor (2) - Parlance(CD, Album) Instant Present Records I.P ST1019 France 1995 Sell This Version
Steve Swallow - Songs With Legs album art Carla Bley / Andy Sheppard / Steve Swallow Carla Bley / Andy Sheppard / Steve Swallow - Songs With Legs (Album) WATT Works, ECM Records US 1995 Sell This Version
Steve Swallow - Deconstructed album art Steve Swallow Deconstructed (Album) XtraWATT, XtraWATT Germany 1997 Sell This Version
CDNEW 129 Steve Swallow - Childhood Is Forever album art Steve Kuhn / Aldo Romano / Steve Swallow Steve Kuhn / Aldo Romano / Steve Swallow - Childhood Is Forever(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Charly Records CDNEW 129 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
WATT/29, 547 297-2 Steve Swallow - Are We There Yet? album art 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
Steve Swallow - Three Guys album art Lee Konitz, Steve Swallow, Paul Motian Lee Konitz, Steve Swallow, Paul Motian - Three Guys (Album) ENJA Records Germany 1999 Sell This Version
XtraWATT/10, 543 506-2 Steve Swallow - Always Pack Your Uniform On Top album art Steve Swallow Always Pack Your Uniform On Top(CD, Album) XtraWATT, XtraWATT XtraWATT/10, 543 506-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Zoning Records #1007 Steve Swallow - River Of Joy: Solo Portraits album art Claire Ritter With Ran Blake & Steve Swallow Claire Ritter With Ran Blake & Steve Swallow - River Of Joy: Solo Portraits(CD, Album) Zoning Recordings Zoning Records #1007 US 2001 Sell This Version
Rune 144 Steve Swallow - Have We Told You All You'd Thought To Know? album art 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