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.

Ohad Talmor, Steve Swallow, Adam Nussbaum

Ohad Talmor, Steve Swallow, Adam Nussbaum

Composed of Steve Swallow on bass, Ohad Talmor on saxophone and Adam Nussbaum on drums, this trio does not perform often so I knew I had to see this show.

Steve and Adam

Steve and Adam

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.

Ohad and Steve

Ohad and Steve

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.

Steve

Steve

Ohad

Ohad

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.

Ohad, Steve and Adam

Ohad, Steve and Adam

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.

Steve and Adam

Steve and Adam

Ticket courtesy of Regattabar; all opinions are my own.

About suze72

I've loved the arts all my life... I go to a lot of concerts, take lots of photos and want to share them. Every once in a while I do something other than a concert, too. The Boston area is full of opportunities to indulge my passion - I'd like to help make it yours too!

Posted on September 8, 2014, in concert reviews, music, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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