Steve Swell Update

Source: Steve Swell.

A live performance/recording of “Music for Six Musicians: Hommage à Olivier Messiaen” was completed and performed on June 13. The concert turned out great thanks to the recording of Robert O’Haire and the mixing of Stuart Popejoy and these great musicians and friends:

Jason Kao Hwang, violin/viola
Tomas Ulrich, cello
Rob Brown, alto saxophone
Robert Boston, piano/organ
Jim Pugliese, drums/percussion.

The recording is due out in the fall.

This fall will include tours with Frode Gjerstad (stateside) in September, two concerts with Soul Travelers (Jemeel Moondoc, William Parker, Dave Burrell, Gerlad Cleaver/Chad Taylor) in St. Louis and at Edgefest (Ann Arbor) in October.

I will be doing two concerts with Joe McPhee and Dick Griffin with our trombone trio: Trombone Insurgency in Seattle and also at Edgefest in October.

October 5 I will present my piece “Leaf Peeping in Poland” with music and text on my thoughts and feelings after a 90 minute train ride to Auschwitz in 2009. This performance will have Jason Kao Hwang, Larry Roland, Chad Taylor, James Ilgenfritz, Patricia Nicholson Parker and Deanna Relyea and will be part of Tom Buckner’s Interpretations Series at Roulette.

I will also be in Krakow for a week in October doing a residency with Per-Ake Homlander with a host of European improvisers to perform new pieces that he is writing.