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Steve Swallow (born October 4th, 1940 in Fair Lawn, New Jersey) is a bass guitarist and composer.

As a child, Swallow studied piano and trumpet before turning to the double bass at age 14. While attending a preparatory school, he began trying his hand in jazz improvisation. In 1960 he left Yale, where he was studying composition, and settled in New York City, playing at the time in Jimmy Giuffre's trio along with Paul Bley. Since joining Art… read more

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  • Avatar for barrospablito
    Play it again, Steve.
  • Avatar for Medalstep
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/medalstep/sets/72157624731905097/ Steve Swallow Live in Serravalle Pistoiese Serravalle Jazz 2010
  • Avatar for Augusto_Palma
    My favorite electric bassist ever, period.
  • Avatar for tuneup
    i like his sensible playing ...
  • Avatar for SirAlecHendrix
    Steve Swallow—now playing in the brandnew ➤ [group]j a z z | h a u s[/group] ➤
  • Avatar for noiseforker
    Its hard to specify how great this guy is. He is just the best of the best.

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