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by Bruce Swaim Quartet

Acoustic Jazz Quartet
Genre: Jazz: Mainstream Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Mine Not Yours
6:09 $0.99
2. Velas
7:40 $0.99
3. Hallucinations
4:23 $0.99
4. Blame It On My Youth
7:00 $0.99
5. Litha
9:42 $0.99
6. Blue
8:06 $0.99
7. Up With the Lark
6:37 $0.99
8. Spontaneous Combustion
6:51 $0.99
9. Captain Marvel
5:34 $0.99
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Album Notes
"As soon as you hear the music on this recording, you will probably agree that Bruce Swaim’s playing embraces the sacred and the profane. He knows street and he knows sophisticated, and he’s learned that the genius of the best American music is that the combination is not mutually exclusive and benefits from both elements.
The tunes on this album include a seldom heard Bud Powell Tune, two excursions by Chick Corea, a lovely song by Brazilian Ivan Lins, two American songbook classics, and two choice original compositions. On all, he is way on top of his game.
Hats off to players-producers Paul Langosch and Jay Cooley for saying enough’s enough and putting this session together, and for drummer Dominic Smith, whose drumming links and lifts it all up. I think this album is terrific as a first chapter. I hope many more chapters will follow."

Bill Holland (formerly Billboard’s Washington D.C. Bureau Chief)



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Josh D

The song selection and playing on this CD is absolutely fantastic. Bruce's style is interesting and accessible, making the album quite enjoyable.

Art Edwards

Deeply satisfying music
This album has so many things going for it. The varied tunes allow all of the musicians to showcase some pretty deep talent. I'll only comment on two because they show quite a span. "Mine Not Yours" is a really swinging original. I especially like Jay Cooley's playing. He swings beautifully with so little apparent effort. Velas is a beautiful, wistful ballad. Bruce Swaim's sound and playing are both soulful and thoughtful. The ensemble playing is beautiful because the players have the confidence to leave lots of space. Paul Langosch's doubling on the head is a great choice, and his solo is really warm lyrical. Listen to the color that Jay Cooley brings with such spare comping.