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Featuring Argentinian composer and improviser Andrew Raffo Dewar on soprano saxophone and the great Garrison Fewell on guitar, trombonist Swell leads this trio through the 10 part "Estuaries" based on a graphic score and poem written by Swell.

Swell, Steve / Andrew Raffo Dewar / Garrison Fewell

Swell, Steve / Andrew Raffo Dewar / Garrison Fewell: Estuaries (Den Records)
Label: Den Records    
Released in: Italy    

"Steve Swell is an active member of the NYC Music Community since '75 and has toured or recorded with cutting edge musicians like Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor and mainstreamers like Buddy Rich and Lionel Hampton as well.

No doubt about the fact that he's one of the most important active trombonist on the scene.

"Eastuaries" is a wonderful example of how great improvisers can shape the music and reveals that the only way to reach freedom is a total control of the music.

It features the argentinian composer and improviser Andrew Raffo Dewar on soprano saxophone and the great Garrison Fewell on guitar."-dEN records

"Born in Newark, NJ, Steve Swell has been an active member of the NYC music community since 1975. He has toured and recorded with many artists from mainstreamers such as Lionel Hampton and Buddy Rich to so called outsiders as Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, Cecil Taylor and William Parker. He has over 30 CDs as a leader or co-leader and is a featured artists on more than 100 other releases. He runs workshops around the world and is a teaching artist in the NYC public school system focusing on special needs children.

Swell has worked on music transcriptions of the Bosavi tribe of New Guinea for MacArthur fellow, Steve Feld in 2000. His CD, "Suite For Players, Listeners and Other Dreamers" (CIMP) ranked number 2 in the 2004 Cadence Readers Poll. He has also received grants from USArtists International in 2006, MCAF (LMCC) awards in 2008 and 2013 and has been commissioned twice on the Interpretations Series at Merkin Hall in 2006 and at Roulette in 2012.

Steve was nominated for Trombonist of the Year 2008 & 2011 by the Jazz Journalists Association, was selected Trombonist of the Year 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012 by the magazine El Intruso of Argentina and received the 2008 Jubilation Foundation Fellowship Award of the Tides Foundation. The Downbeat Critics Poll selected him for the Trombone category in 2010, 2011 & 2012."-Steve Swell website

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Product Information:

Label: Den Records
Catalog ID: dEN014
Squidco Product Code: 17582

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Italy
Packaging: Unique cardstock foldover
Recorded at New Sonics Studio, Brooklyn, NY on April 3rd, 2011 by Seth Misterka.


Steve Swell-trombone

Andrew Raffo Dewar-soprano saxophone

Garrison Fewell-guitar

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Track Listing:

1. Estuary 1 3:13

2. Estuary 2 6:33

3. Estuary 3 8:50

4. Estuary 4 3:16

5. Estuary 5 5:22

6. Estuary 6 2:01

7. Estuary 7 3:12

8. Excerpt from Music for Three 4:29

9. Semiotic Correlations I 3:33

10. Semiotic Correlations II 6:35

11. Estuary 8 4:10

12. Estuary 9 3:21

13. Estuary 10 2:49