We3 - Amazing

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  1. remember (steve swallow) 6:04
  2. amazing (steve swallow) 7:38
  3. in f (steve swallow) 4:26
  4. free ballad #1 (liebman-nussbaum-swallow) 2:52
  5. my maia (adam nussbaum) 8:52
  6. get out of town (cole porter) 6:34
  7. bend over backwards (steve swallow) 7:28
  8. swallowish (dave liebman) 6:14
  9. free beguine #1 (liebman-nussbaum-swallow) 3:01
  10. sure would baby (adam nussbaum) 5:10
  11. latin like (dave liebman) 5:12

dave liebman soprano & tenor sax, flutes
steve swallow bass
adam nussbaum drums

recorded at jay andersons' studio, ny, june 21st, 2010

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Liebman, Nussbaum and Swallow have played together, on and off for over 30 years. They decided to celebrate this by writing 10 originals for this project - the other cut is a Steve Swallow arrangement of Cole Porter’s “Get Out Of Town” - where they explored the boundaries of modern jazz composition. Writing for a chordless trio was challenging in its own right but as Dave Liebman puts it: “When you play with musicians of this calibre, there is little difference from playing set pieces to playing free improvisations.”

 

The members of We3 (Dave Liebman: saxophones and flutes; Steve Swallow: electric bass and Adam Nussbaum: drums) are all veterans willing to step out of their comfort zones... We3's music has the relaxed amiability that comes with decades of familiarity, three friends who good-naturedly push each other to go a little further).
     - New York City Jazz Record

...maybe it's for jazz purists, but it's a delight
     - John Fordham for The Guardian

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