Andrew Swift: Swift KickBy Track review of "Understanding"
It is with peer pianists Jeb Patton, Cassity and Dease that Swift properly gels. On the disc closer, "Understanding"composed and performed by bassist John LeeSwift demonstrates his rhythmic sorcery with a tom roll that gains traction on the smooth gravel of Cassity's bass clarinet, Patton's left hand, and Matthew Garrison's baritone saxophone, all of which project Lee's complex bass line. Curtis Stewart's violin adds a bit of old world charm to this contemporary jazz piece, finding the triple point between Jean-Luc Ponty, Svend Asmussen and Michal Urbaniak. Patton provides a clean and cogent Fender Rhodes solo that eventually makes its way to a Dease solo on the electronic trombone. The two principles, drummer Swift and bassist Lee, guide the song to its crisp coda with certainty and confidence. This is a great bunch of young musicians.
Kisor The Despiser; The Rio Dawn; Soldier; Slit Drum Interlude; Song For Sherin; Is That So?; Alfie; Baptized With Fire; Brandy; Goodbyes; As The Deer; Understanding.
Andrew Swift: drums, timpani, electric guitar; Sharel Cassity: soprano saxophone, bass clarinet; Michael Dease: trombone, electric trombone; Tim Mayer: alto flute; Evan Sherman: percussion, gong; John Lee: electric bass, composer; Jeb Patton: Fender Rhodes; Curtis Stewart: violin; Matt Garrison: baritone saxophone; Tony the Hawk: hawk.
Title: Swift Kick | Year Released: 2012 | Record Label: D Clef Records
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