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Label: ECM
Quality: FLAC 16 bits 44.1kHz
mp3 and booklet included
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Chalet Chalet 6:27    
Album only
Track length:6:27
Artist: Steve Kuhn, Steve Swallow & Joey Baron
Performer: Joey Baron
Steve Swallow
Steve Kuhn
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Stelk Music
Composer: Steve Kuhn
ISRC: DEB331125701
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Adagio Adagio 7:06    
Album only
Track length:7:06
Artist: Steve Kuhn, Steve Swallow & Joey Baron
Performer: Joey Baron
Steve Swallow
Steve Kuhn
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Stelk Music
Composer: Steve Kuhn
ISRC: DEB331125702
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Morning Dew Morning Dew 6:37    
Album only
Track length:6:37
Artist: Steve Kuhn, Steve Swallow & Joey Baron
Performer: Joey Baron
Steve Swallow
Steve Kuhn
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Stelk Music
Composer: Steve Kuhn
ISRC: DEB331125703
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Romance Romance 4:28    
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Track length:4:28
Artist: Steve Kuhn, Steve Swallow & Joey Baron
Performer: Joey Baron
Steve Swallow
Steve Kuhn
Genre: Modern
Publisher: WB Music Corp.
Composer: Dori Caymmi
ISRC: DEB331125704
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Permanent Wave Permanent Wave 6:37    
Album only
Track length:6:37
Artist: Steve Kuhn, Steve Swallow & Joey Baron
Performer: Joey Baron
Steve Swallow
Steve Kuhn
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Alrac Music
Composer: Carla Bley
ISRC: DEB331125705
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A Likely Story A Likely Story 6:45    
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Track length:6:45
Artist: Steve Kuhn, Steve Swallow & Joey Baron
Performer: Joey Baron
Steve Swallow
Steve Kuhn
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Stelk Music
Composer: Steve Kuhn
ISRC: DEB331125706
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Pastorale Pastorale 6:19    
Album only
Track length:6:19
Artist: Steve Kuhn, Steve Swallow & Joey Baron
Performer: Joey Baron
Steve Swallow
Steve Kuhn
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Stelk Music
Composer: Steve Kuhn
ISRC: DEB331125707
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Wisteria Wisteria 5:50    
Album only
Track length:5:50
Artist: Steve Kuhn, Steve Swallow & Joey Baron
Performer: Joey Baron
Steve Swallow
Steve Kuhn
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Belwin Mills Music Ltd.
Composer: Art Farmer
ISRC: DEB331125708
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Dark Glasses Dark Glasses 5:53    
Album only
Track length:5:53
Artist: Steve Kuhn, Steve Swallow & Joey Baron
Performer: Joey Baron
Steve Swallow
Steve Kuhn
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Wonderbuns Inc.
Composer: Steve Swallow
ISRC: DEB331125709
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Promises Kept Promises Kept 5:33    
Album only
Track length:5:33
Artist: Steve Kuhn, Steve Swallow & Joey Baron
Performer: Joey Baron
Steve Swallow
Steve Kuhn
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Stelk Music
Composer: Steve Kuhn
ISRC: DEB331125710
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Good Lookin' Rookie Good Lookin' Rookie 5:50    
Album only
Track length:5:50
Artist: Steve Kuhn, Steve Swallow & Joey Baron
Performer: Joey Baron
Steve Swallow
Steve Kuhn
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Wonderbuns Inc.
Composer: Steve Swallow
ISRC: DEB331125711
Digital booklet Album only

Wisdom and wistfulness are intertwined in “Wisteria”, whose title track, written by Art Farmer, takes us back to the early 60s, when both Steve Kuhn and Steve Swallow sang softly of the blues in the trumpeter-flugelhornist’s band. They’ve shared a lot of history since then. Swallow played on Kuhn’s classic “Trance”; Kuhn played on Swallow’s “Home” and “So There”. Drummer Joey Baron has been heard with Kuhn on ECM discs including “Remembering Tomorrow” and the dazzling tribute disc “Mostly Coltrane”. This new album takes a fresh look at several pieces heard in Kuhn’s orchestral “Promises Kept” collection, but alongside the aching balladry there is also some driving hard bop (on “A Likely Story”) , a brace of Swallow tunes (“Dark Glasses”), Carla Bley’s gospel-tinged “Permanent Wave” and the Brazilian “Romance” by Dori Caymmi… In all, a varied programme that the trio seems to sail through effortlessly, master musicians beyond the need to prove anything, creating the agreeable illusion that this demanding music is playing itself.

Steve Kuhn piano
Steve Swallow bass
Joey Baron drums

Chalet
Adagio
Morning Dew
Romance
Permanent Wave
A Likely Story
Pastorale
Wisteria
Dark Glasses
Promises Kept
Good Lookin' Rookie

Recorded September 2011
ECM 2257

About Steve Kuhn, Steve Swallow & Joey Baron:

Swallow and Kuhn after a half-century of collaborations indeed know each other’s playing well; in accord at a very high level, they share the same love of melody, and develop their improvisational ideas together, as is already apparent on the buoyant opening track, Kuhn’s “Chalet” where soloist and accompanist roles rotate. The resourceful Joey Baron, one of Jazz’s finest drummers, a player with access to the whole tradition, is also thoroughly at home in Kuhn’s oeuvre, having worked with the pianist, in diverse settings for more than 20 years. Surprising, then, that the recording of “Wisteria”, in New York’s Avatar Studio in September 2011, marked the first occasion that Kuhn, Swallow and Baron had ever played in trio together. 

As writer Bob Blumenthal noted at the time of “Promises Kept”, “Kuhn’s touch, which illuminates the subtlest harmonic nuances and allows both shimmering upper-register glissandos and booming bass chords to emerge with pristine clarity and keenly ...