Schemata and Heuristics for Clarinets #1 By Steve Swell (relay new composers 004)

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"Schemata and Heuristics for Clarinets #1is the first in a series of structured compositions for non-traditional instrumental groupings that continues my commitment of blending composition and improvisation into spontaneous and dynamic performances." -Steve Swell

Title: Schemata and Heuristics for Clarinets #1

Bb Clarinets:
Ned Rothenberg
Guillermo Gregorio
Miguel Malla
Zara Acosta-Chen

Composer:
Steve Swell


Bio:

Born in Newark, NJ, Steve Swell has been an active member of the NYC music community since 1975. He has toured and recorded with many artists from mainstreamers such as Lionel Hampton and Buddy Rich to so called outsiders as Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, Cecil Taylor and William Parker. He has over 40 CDs as a leader or co-leader and is a featured artists on more than 100 other releases. He runs workshops around the world and is a teaching artist in the NYC public school system focusing on special needs children.

Swell has worked on music transcriptions of the Bosavi tribe of New Guinea for MacArthur fellow, Steve Feld in 2000. His CD, "Suite For Players, Listeners and Other Dreamers" (CIMP) ranked number 2 in the 2004 Cadence Readers Poll. He has also received grants from USArtists International in 2006, MCAF (LMCC) awards in 2008 and 2013 and has been commissioned twice on the Interpretations Series at Merkin Hall in 2006 and at Roulette in 2012.

Steve was nominated for Trombonist of the Year 2008 & 2011 by the Jazz Journalists Association, was selected Trombonist of the Year 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012 by the magazine El Intruso of Argentina and received the 2008 Jubilation Foundation Fellowship Award of the Tides Foundation. The Downbeat Critics Poll selected him for the Trombone category in 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013.

Steve is presently a teaching artist through the American Composers Orchestra, Healing Arts Initiative , Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center (Bronx), the Jazz Foundation of America and Leman Manhattan Preparatory School.

Steve was also awarded the 2014 Creative Curricula grant (LMCC).

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released April 5, 2014
Recorded on March 27, 2014
Park West Studios, Brooklyn
Engineer: Jim Clouse

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