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So There

Label: XtraWATT/ECM
Released: 2007
Track listing: Oh No; Names; Here Again; Ambition; Indians; from Histoire De Florida; Sufi Sam Christian; Later; from Wellington, New Zealand / from Eight Plus; Miles; Just in Time; Return; Echo; Sad Advice; Riddle; Blue Moon; I Know a Man; A Valentine for Pen.

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Steve Swallow with Robert Creeley: So There

Read "So There" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski


Steve Swallow goes for a varied approach on So There, combining string quartets, piano and bass, all of this inspired by the poetry of Robert Creeley, one of the most important American poets. This is his second release inspired by Creeley's poetry; in 1980 Swallow and Kuhn (and vocalist Sheila Jordan) released Home on ECM.

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Steve Swallow with Robert Creeley: So There

Read "So There" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Ci si deve abbandonare completamente e lasciarsi trasportare da suoni e parole per gustare appieno la magia di So There. Steve Swallow aveva già omaggiato l’arte poetica di Robert Creeley con Home, album del 1980 registrato insieme a Sheila Jordan e Steve Kuhn. Ma senza nulla togliere alla splendida cantante di Detroit, sentire i versi declamati ...

Album

So There

Label: XtraWATT/ECM
Released: 2006
Track listing: Oh No; Names; Here Again; Ambition; Indians; from Histoire De Florida; Sufi Sam Christian; Later; from Wellington, New Zealand / from Eight Plus; Miles; Just in Time; Return; Echo; Sad Advice; Riddle; Blue Moon; I Know a Man; A Valentine for Pen.

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Steve Swallow with Robert Creeley: So There

Read "So There" reviewed by Budd Kopman


So There is a mixture of Robert Creeley reading short poems and fragments of longer ones, surrounded and accompanied by Steve Kuhn's light, dazzling, free piano and Steve Swallow's feathery bass (and guitar-like solos in the upper register)--plus occasionally the Cikada String Quartet, both alone and with Swallow and Kuhn. Creeley's poems have ...

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Steve Swallow with Robert Creeley: So There

Read "So There" reviewed by John Kelman


Things don't always work out according to plan. Robert Creeley, who passed away last year at the age of 78, has been a source of inspiration for bassist Steve Swallow for nearly half a century. So much so that one of Swallow's most memorable albums, Home (ECM, 1980), adapted the Guggenheim Fellowship recipient's poetry, sung by ...


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