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Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Bley, Steve Swallow - Fly Away Little Bird (1992) Reissue 2002 [Re-Up]

Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Bley, Steve Swallow - Fly Away Little Bird (1992) Reissue 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Modern Creative, Post-Bop, Modal Jazz | Label: Sunnyside | # SSC 3504 | 01:16:39

Why aren't there more recordings like Fly Away Little Bird? Perhaps it's because there aren't more musicians of this stature. The studio reunion of the legendarily experimental Jimmy Giuffre 3 in 1992 was reissued in 2002 on the French Sunnyside label and is a radical departure from anything the trio had done in the past. These studio apparitions of the band are their most seamlessly accessible while being wildly exploratory. In addition to the consummate improvisations and compositions by Giuffre (title track, a redone "Tumbleweed"), the tender meditations by Steve Swallow ("Fits" and "Starts"), and the bottom-register contrapuntal improves by Paul Bley ("Qualude"), this is a trio recording that uses standards such as "Lover Man," a radically and gorgeously reworked "I Can't Get Started," "Sweet and Lovely," and "All the Things You Are" to state hidden textural possibilities inside chromatic harmony. There is never the notion of restraint in the slow, easy, and proactive way these compositions are approached.
Carla Bley / Andy Sheppard / Steve Swallow - Trios (2013) {ECM 2287} [Re-Up]

Carla Bley / Andy Sheppard / Steve Swallow - Trios (2013) {ECM 2287}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 281MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 196MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard and Steve Swallow revisit classic Bley compositions on an exceptional album recorded in Lugano last year by Manfred Eicher. Included here are spirited new versions of Utviklingssang and Vashkar, and the suites Les Trois Lagons, Wildlife and The Girl Who Cried Champagne. Carlas robust tunes are vividly conveyed, all members solo compellingly, and the trio has never sounded better.
Steve Swallow Quintet / Carla Bley - Into The Woodwork (2013) [HDTV 1080р]

Steve Swallow Quintet / Carla Bley - Into The Woodwork (2013) [HDTV 1080р]
HDTV 1080р | MP4 | MPEG-4 AVC, 1920x1080, 9547 Kbps, 25.00 fps
Audio: English, AAC, 128-384 Kbps kbps, 48 kHz, 2 ch
Genre: Jazz, Contemporary Jazz / Time: 01:09:53 min / 4,85 Gb

Praising a previous incarnation of Steve Swallows quintet, The Times of London described the band as near a perfect display of small-group jazz robust yet exquisitely poised.
Carla Bley / Andy Sheppard / Steve Swallow - Andando el Tiempo (2016) {ECM 2487}

Carla Bley / Andy Sheppard / Steve Swallow - Andando el Tiempo (2016) {ECM 2487}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 180 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 111 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 ECM Records | ECM 2487 / 4779711
Jazz / Modern Creative / Modern Jazz / Piano / Saxophone / Bass

Andando el Tiempo features new music of wide emotional compass by Carla Bley, and underlines her originality and resourcefulness as a jazz composer. “Saints Alive!” sets up animated conversations between the participants with striking statements from Steve Swallow’s bass guitar and Andy Sheppard’s soprano sax. The stately “Naked Bridges/Diving Brides” draws inspiration from Mendelssohn and the poetry of Paul Haines. And the powerful three part title composition – which addresses the trials and tribulations of recovery from addiction - moves through sorrow to hopefulness and joy.
Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow & Bobby Previte (with Iggy Pop) - Loneliness Road (2017)

Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow & Bobby Previte (with Iggy Pop) - Loneliness Road
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, artwork | 61:33 min | 379 MB
Label: RareNoise Records ‎– RNR077 | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017
Jazz

So, the front man for the rock/pop group called The Stooges gets an invite to pitch in with a classic jazz piano trio. The Stooge would be Iggy Pop; the piano trio, Jamie Saft's, with bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Bobby Previte. That's quite an experiment, like something Frank Zappa might have tried.
Steve Kuhn, Steve Swallow, Joey Baron - Wisteria (2012/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Steve Kuhn, Steve Swallow, Joey Baron - Wisteria (2012/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 67:35 minutes | 1,27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

2012 release from the Jazz pianist joined by bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Joey Baron. "Wisteria" takes a fresh look at several pieces last heard on record in Kuhn's orchestral Promises Kept collection - "Promises Kept" itself, "Adagio", "Morning Dew" and "Pastorale". Kuhn's compositions, few in number but robust and adaptable, have often lent themselves to quite different interpretations. If anything, these small group versions emphasize the emotional core of the material. Counterbalancing the yearning balladry, the album also includes driving, exciting hard bop (on "A Likely Story", for instance, and Swallow's "Good Lookin' Rookie), Carla Bley's gospel-tinged "Permanent Wave", and the Brazilian "Romance" by Dori Caymmi… It's a varied program which the trio seems to sail through effortlessly, musicians secure in their craft, beyond the need to prove anything, creating the agreeable illusion that this demanding music is playing itself.
Paul Bley, Jimmy Giuffre, Steve Swallow - The Life of a Trio, Sunday (1989) {Owl Records OWL060CD rel 1990}

Paul Bley, Jimmy Giuffre, Steve Swallow - The Life of a Trio, Sunday (1989) {Owl Records OWL060CD rel 1990}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 214 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 160 Mb
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© 1990 Owl Records | OWL060CD
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Chamber Jazz

The second night of the 1989 reunion in New York of the 1961-1962 Jimmy Giuffre 3 with pianist Paul Bley and (now electric) bassist Steve Swallow in some ways eclipses the first. The fact that there is more integration between the trio members as a whole than on the first evening is certainly one place to start. At the very beginning, "Sensing" – with Giuffre on soprano and Bley playing bass notes in the lowest register as Swallow enters and takes over the role and Bley moves to the middle – is a stunner, though it is only four minutes and 13 seconds long.
Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow, Bobby Previte - Loneliness Road (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow, Bobby Previte - Loneliness Road (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:38 minutes | 1,19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The new RareNoise release by Jamie Saft (piano/organ), Steve Swallow (electric bass) and Bobby Previte (drums), here with the participation of rock legend Iggy Pop on three tracks. That's quite an experiment, like something Frank Zappa might have tried…
Carla Bley, Steve Swallow & Andy Sheppard - Andando El Tiempo (2016)

Carla Bley, Steve Swallow & Andy Sheppard - Andando El Tiempo (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 47:16 min | 109 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM

Released to celebrate Carla Bley's 80th birthday (on 11 May), Andando el Tiempo features new music of wide emotional compass by the pianist, and underlines her originality and resourcefulness as a jazz composer. "Saints Alive!" sets up animated conversations between the participants with striking statements from Steve Swallow's bass guitar and Andy Sheppard's soprano sax.
Paul Bley, Jimmy Giuffre, Steve Swallow - The Life of a Trio, Saturday (1989) {Owl--Universal 0147312 rel 2001}

Paul Bley, Jimmy Giuffre, Steve Swallow - The Life of a Trio, Saturday (1989) {Owl–Universal 0147312 rel 2001}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 173 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 111 Mb
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© 1989, 2001 Owl Records / Universal Music | 0147312
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Chamber Jazz

The venerable Universal Music label has re-released the two Life of a Trio nights – originally issued in the early '90s on CD by France's Owl label – that featured the 1989 reunion of the 1961-1962 Jimmy Giuffre 3 of Giuffre on reeds, pianist Paul Bley, and bassist Steve Swallow. The first evening, Saturday, December 16, began with a solo clarinet improvisation by Giuffre, followed by "Black Ivory," a duet between Giuffre and Bley, and then "Owl Eyes," by solo Bley, with the tension heating up as Bley duets with Swallow on "Endless Melody," until they come together all too briefly (5:22) for "Turns."