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DUO CHRISTIAN MUTHSPIEL & STEVE SWALLOW SIMPLE SONGS

November 2019

„It's a true miracle of lyricism.“
LONDON JAZZ NEWS

When I hear the Simple Songs that Christian Muthspiel has composed and then he and his companion Steve Swallow have made twirl and soar and float, I am sometimes transported to a riverbank in summer, where the branches of a wild elder tree, stones and grasses become the neck and body of a bass guitar or the tuning slide and bell of a trombone played with thrilling ease, and even the most complex melodies seem but a virtuoso’s pleasure garden. For he who seeks to capture the simplicity that is the cornerstone of our world and our experience, and bring it to our ears, must be a virtuoso, since he has wrung sound from these stones (Christoph Ransmayr)

„On Simple Songs, Muthspiel and Swallow admirably demonstrate the beauty and perfection that the art of the duet can offer.“
DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

 

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Christian Muthspiel, trombone, piano, e-piano, flutes
Steve Swallow, bass

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Tourdates

07.11.2019 INNSBRUCK/Austria Treibhaus
08.11.2019 ESCHEN/Liechtenstein Tangente
09.11.2019 NEUBURG/Germany Birdland Jazz Club
10.11.2019 DARMSTADT/Germany ;Knabenschule
11.11.2019 WUPPERTAL/Germany
12.11.2019 KASSEL/Germany ;Theaterstübchen
13.11.2019 HALMSTAD/Sweden
14.11.2019 GOTHENBURG/Sweden Nefertiti Jazzklubb
15.11.2019 AMSTERDAM/Netherlands Bimhuis
17.11.2019 WIEN/Austria Porgy & Bess Jazz & Music Club
18.11.2019 LONDON/England VORTEX Jazz Club
19.11.2019 DORKING/England WatermillJazz
20.11.2019 CAMBRIDGE/England ;Cambridge International Jazz Festival 2019

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