The Swallow Quintet - Into The Woodwork (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 56:19 minutes | 1,12 GBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Praising a previous incarnation of Steve Swallow's quintet, The Times described the band "as near a perfect display of small-group jazz - robust yet exquisitely poised". The description holds true for the latest edition of the bassist's quintet and its album Into the Woodwork. Swallow leads the group - including his longtime partner in music and life, Carla Bley, on organ - in multi-hued performances of a dozen original compositions from his pen. Recorded in the south of France, the album accommodates atmospheric grace and loping grooves, wry humour and understated virtuosity.