Always Pack Your Uniform
Adam Nussbaum, Barry Ries, Chris Potter, Mick Goodrick & Steve Swallow
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||Bend Over Backward||Steve Swallow, Mick Goodrick, Chris Potter, Barry Ries & Adam Nussbaum||11:29||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Dog With a Bone||Steve Swallow, Mick Goodrick, Chris Potter, Barry Ries & Adam Nussbaum||6:12||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Misery Loves Company||Steve Swallow, Mick Goodrick, Chris Potter, Barry Ries & Adam Nussbaum||7:48||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Reinventing the Wheel||Steve Swallow, Mick Goodrick, Chris Potter, Barry Ries & Adam Nussbaum||7:48||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Feet First||Steve Swallow, Mick Goodrick, Chris Potter, Barry Ries & Adam Nussbaum||7:26||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||La Nostalgie de la Boue||Steve Swallow, Mick Goodrick, Chris Potter, Barry Ries & Adam Nussbaum||6:50||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
This is Swallow's third standards-derived quintet album, following in the footsteps of 1994's Real Book and 1996's Deconstructed. Here the Deconstructed quintet is captured live at Ronnie Scott's in London. (Trumpeter Barry Ries replaces Ryan Kisor.) Although there's a brand new batch of tunes, Swallow applies the same approach, using familiar progressions as the basis for clever original music.
Tenor saxophonist Chris Potter looms large, as does guitarist Mick Goodrick, Swallow's longtime compatriot, whose profound influence on John Abercrombie couldn't be clearer. Adam Nussbaum holds down the rhythm section along with the leader who restricts himself to a supportive role, never taking a single solo. (He plays short, unaccompanied intros on "Bend Over Backward" and "Reinventing the Wheel," however.)
While the breakneck "Dog With a Bone" and the herky-jerky "Reinventing the Wheel" resemble the ethos of the two previous studio records, the remaining four tracks are more subdued yet somehow more offbeat and contemporary. "Misery Loves Company," a tune with a Latin 12/8 pulse, is especially rich and dark in color. ~ David R. Adler, Rovi
Born: 29 November 1955 in New York, NY
Years Active: '90s