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Take Five With Brian Swartz

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Meet Brian Swartz:Instrument(s): trumpet, flugelhorn, Akai/Steiner EVI.Teachers and/or influences? Clarence Mitchell, John Coppola, Delbert Bump, Bill Bing, Gary Pratt, Bobby Shew, Tony Lujan, John Thomas, Tom Harrell, Uan Rasey.I knew I wanted to be a musician when... When I started high school, I wanted to be in the band but also play on the football team. I tried out for the team and they wanted me to play tight end. I reported for the ...

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Brian Swartz Trio: Three

Read "Three" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Trumpeter Brian Swartz came up with an interesting concept for this album. Going back to 1979, he cites a series of four albums by Chet Baker made for the Steeplechase label (The Touch of Your Lips, Daybreak, This Is Always, Someday My Prince Will Come) with with a trio that eliminated both the drummer and the pianist. Baker was known for having a preference for drummer-less small combos. The sidemen for these dates were guitarist Doug Raney (son of Jimmy ...


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