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Swallow Tales

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: She Was Young; Falling Grace; Portsmouth Figurations; Awful Coffee; Eiderdown; Hullo Bolinas; Away; In F; Radio.

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John Scofield: Swallow Tales

John Scofield: Swallow Tales

The first time guitarist John Scofield recorded with bassist Steve Swallow was on drummer Bill Goodwin's Solar Energy in March 1979. Then came John's Bar Talk, with John, Steve and Adam Nussbaum on drums in 1980. Even 40 years ago, John and Steve were made for each other. The title was a wonderful play on words—relaxed ...

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John Scofield: Swallow Tales

Read "Swallow Tales" reviewed by Ian Patterson

It was Gary Burton who brought Steve Swallow—with electric bass in tow—into the teaching ranks of the Berklee College of Music in the early 1970s. Burton had already introduced Swallow's songs to the students, one of whom, a fresh-faced John Scofield, would go on to play and record with both men. Scofield and Swallow's musical partnership ...


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