Recorded on 11th April, 2007 at Park West Studio by Jim Clouse. The Ullmann/Swell Quartet is the latest format of Gebhard Ullmann and Steve Swell with bassist Hill Greene and legendary drummer Barry Altschul. This emotional and intense quartet was founded in 2004 and toured in the U.S. and Canada in the same year. In October and November of 2006 the Ullmann/Swell 4 performed in Europe for the first time and got raving reviews. More tours in the U.S. and Canada followed 2007 and 2008.
Seve Swell – trombone
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Steve Swell has been living, working and performing in New York City for all of his adult life. He has toured and recorded with such diverse jazz personalities as mainstreamers Lionel Hampton and Buddy Rich, to so-called outsiders like Anthony Braxton, William Parker and Jemeel Moondoc. Swell has twelve recordings as a leader or co-leader and is a featured artist on more than sixty other releases.
He first came to public attention performing with Makanda Ken Mcintyre in the multi-instrumentalist's concert at Carnegie Recital hall in 1985. he toured and recorded with altoist Tim Berne and his group 'Caos Totale.' (two cds on the JMT label). During this time Steve also toured and recorded with Joey Baron's 'Barondown' who released three cds on JMT, New World and Avant.
Even though he is identified with the 'downtown scene' Swell has been developing his style in the more so-called 'traditional avant-garde' arena. Co-leading projects such as 'Space, Time, Swing' with Perry Robinson, being a sideman in William Parker's 'Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra' and working with other similar people has kept him on this circuit. His newest cd, 'Unified Theory of Sound, This Now' featuring Jemeel Moondoc, Cooper-Moore, Wilber Morris, Kevin Norton and Matt Lavelle, was released on the Cadence label in March 2003. Swell was a featured soloist in Anthony Braxton's opera, 'Shala Fears for ....... więcej