An Evening at a Rare Jazz Performance
When I decided to spend an evening at Regattabar listening to the Swallow Talmor Nussbaum Trio, I had no idea that I was in for a rare treat.
Steve is the anchor of this trio; I did not realize, until I read his biography, that he was one of the pioneers in bringing electric bass to the jazz world.
Steve may be the best-known member of the trio, but Ohad and Adam are both excellent musicians as well. A trio of bass, saxophone and drums is unusual (at least to this writer), and it works well. Each member took lead at points during the set and the audience was appreciative of each musician.
I imagine that this trio only performs in major cities with a sizable jazz audience – Boston, New York, Washington DC, Chicago, and San Francisco, to name the obvious cities. If they are performing in a city near you and you enjoy bebop jazz, it would be worth your time to see them.
Apologies for the brevity of this review – it has been more than a month since the show and I have seen a lot of shows since then.
Ticket courtesy of Regattabar; all opinions are my own.
Posted on September 8, 2014, in concert reviews, music, Uncategorized and tagged adam nussbaum, boston, concert review, jazz, music, ohad talmor, Regattabar, steve swallow, swallow talmor nussbaum. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.