Deconstructed

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD by electric bassist Steve Swallow is a major surprise, for his ten originals are essentially bebop, often using chord changes that sound familiar; for example, the opening "Running in the Family" uses the chords of "Basin Street Blues." The song titles tend to be humorous if inscrutable including "Another Fine Mess," "I Think My Wife Is a Hat," and "Name That Tune", but the spirited playing is quite serious. Tenor saxophonist Chris Potter on his way to becoming one of the greats and trumpeter Ryan Kisor have plenty of solo space, guitarist Mick Goodrick makes his presence felt, and drummer Adam Nussbaum offers stimulating support. This rare straight-ahead outing by ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD by electric bassist Steve Swallow is a major surprise, for his ten originals are essentially bebop, often using chord changes that sound familiar; for example, the opening "Running in the Family" uses the chords of "Basin Street Blues." The song titles tend to be humorous if inscrutable including "Another Fine Mess," "I Think My Wife Is a Hat," and "Name That Tune", but the spirited playing is quite serious. Tenor saxophonist Chris Potter on his way to becoming one of the greats and trumpeter Ryan Kisor have plenty of solo space, guitarist Mick Goodrick makes his presence felt, and drummer Adam Nussbaum offers stimulating support. This rare straight-ahead outing by Steve Swallow sounds fresh, lively, and creative, and it is one of his most rewarding recordings as a leader.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/27/2000
  • Label: Ecm Records
  • UPC: 731453711921
  • Catalog Number: 537119

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Running in the Family - Chris Potter (5:12)
  2. 2 Babble On - Chris Potter (3:47)
  3. 3 Another Fine Mess - Chris Potter (6:51)
  4. 4 I Think My Wife Is a Hat - Chris Potter (5:48)
  5. 5 Bird World War - Chris Potter (3:25)
  6. 6 Bug in a Rug - Chris Potter (6:13)
  7. 7 Lost in Boston - Chris Potter (5:03)
  8. 8 Name THat Tune - Chris Potter (5:42)
  9. 9 Viscous Consistency - Chris Potter (6:05)
  10. 10 Deconstructed - Chris Potter (5:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steve Swallow Primary Artist, Bass
Ryan Kisor Trumpet
Mick Goodrick Guitar
Adam Nussbaum Drums
Chris Potter Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Steve Swallow Producer
Tom Mark Engineer
Ilene Mark General Coordination
Megan Denver Art Direction
David Cohen Illustrations
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