Performances Releases

Steve Swell Update

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ICTUS nights — 3 days of improv-mania (many musicians! please check the website for all that are involved)
curated by Chris Cochrane
artistic Director David Watson.
featuring Andrea Centazzo of ICTUS records
October 6 & 7 & 8 (I perform on Oct 7 & 8)
at The Shift
411 Kent Ave, Brooklyn

Sunday, October 9, 6pm–William Hooker’s Film: “The Lost Generation: Outside the Mainstream” at Cinema Village, 22 East 12th street near University. Q&A to follow that I will be part of.

Monday, October 10, 7pm–Elliot Sharp, Andrea Centazo, Steve Swell, Eric Mingus at White Box Gallery, 9 Avenue B near Houston.

Saturday, October 15, 7:30pm–Reggie Nicholson’s Brass Concept with James Zollar, Marshal Sealy, Steve Swell & Joe Daly at Community Music School of Springfield through Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares

October 21-November 1–Polish tour:
Warsaw: Pardon, To Tu
Olsztynie: Teatr im. Stefana Jaracza-workshops and concerts in support of Ukraine refugees


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Just released on NotTwo this is a dedication to New Zealand and their leaders who exhibited common sense after the Christchurch Mosque shooting in 2019 (51 killed) by passing laws that made semi-automatic weapons and their components illegal. It also comes as recent events in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo remind us that there is no end to the insanity that makes the United States a singular example of how heartless politicians are willing to keep the status quo and are more concerned with keeping their jobs than the lives of their constituents, innocent children included. NotTwo Records

Also please check out this new recording of mine released in November, 2021, Systems for Total Immersion: Hommage à Luciano Berio with Marty Ehrlich, Sam Newsome, Jim Pugliese, Gerald Cleaver and Ellen Christi on Silkheart. I combine Berio quotes and some of my poetry with music inspired by him.

Please look out for these releases coming any day now:
“We’re Playing In Here?” Gebhard Ullmann, Steve Swell, Hill Greene and Barry Altschul (NoBuisiness LP)

“Sometimes the Air Is” Joe McPhee, Steve Swell, Chris Corsano (Mahakala)

“Kurt Schwitters Would Have Been Pleased” Special Ops–Steve Swell, Jon Rune Strom, Michael Vatcher (Idyllic Noise LP)

Steve Hirsch, Dave Sewelson, Steve Swell, Matt Shipp, William Parker (Mahakala)

Steve Swell’s Fire Into Music: Fire From the Road (2004/2005)–For Jemeel Moondoc–3 CD box set due out in 2023 (RogueArt)