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Steve Swallow (born October 4, 1940, Fair Lawn, New Jersey) is a jazz bass guitarist and composer noted for his numerous collaborations. One of the leading bassists in jazz, Swallow is noted for collaborations with Jimmy Giuffre, Gary Burton and Carla Bley. He was also one of the first double bassists in jazz to switch entirely to electric bass guitar, on which he has a distinctively nimble sound. Biography: As a child, Swallow studied piano and trumpet before turning to the double bass at age 14. While attending a prep school, he began trying his hand in jazz improvisation. In 1960, he left Yale, where he was studying composition, and settled in New York City, playing at the time in Jimmy Giuffre's trio along with Paul Bley. After joining Art Farmer's quartet in 1964, Swallow began to write. It is in the 1960s that his long-term association with Gary Burton's various bands began. In the early 1970s, Swallow switched exclusively to electric bass guitar, of which he prefers the...
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- Playing in Traffic, 2010
- Carla, 1997
- One of Many, 2011
- The Life of a Trio: Saturday, 2007
- Quartet Live!, 2009
- Grey, 2002
- Hotel Hello, 1975
- New Old Age, 2005
- Agnostic Chant Book, 2012
- Fly Away Little Bird
- Carla's Christmas Carols, 2009
- Brutto Tempo, 2001
- Duets, 1988
- Real Book, 1994
- Songs With Legs, 1995
- Damaged in Transit, 2003
- Three Guys, 1999
- Go Together, 1993
- Are We There Yet?, 1999
- Home, 1980
- Deconstructed, 1997
- Believe in Spring, 2008
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