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"This is a wonderful contemporary jazz record. Bass guitarist Steve Swallow, drummer Adam Nussbaum and saxophonist Ohad Talmor combine slyly swinging jazz references with all kinds of eclectic inflections - notably through the tonal eloquence and sophistication of Talmor."
- The Guardian, UK

Steve Swallow, Ohad Talmor, Adam Nussbaum Trio

Featuring: Steve Swallow, bass
Ohad Talmor, sax
Adam Nussbaum, drums

The trio of saxophonist Ohad Talmor, bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Adam Nussbaum does not tour often, and U.S. performances are an especially rare treat.

Following their successful 6th project "L'Histoire du Clochard", Steve Swallow and Ohad Talmor teamed up with in demand drummer Adam Nussbaum for this Trio created in 2008 and recorded the CD, "Playing in Traffic." Presenting original compositions written by all three musicians, this group playfully explores their music beyond stylistic genres or boundaries. Their first European tour in the Fall of 2008 yielded praises such as winning the “Jazz Performance of the Year"

Swallow and Nussbaum are widely known to jazz audiences, of course. One of the leading bassists in jazz, Swallow is noted for collaborations with Jimmy Giuffre, Gary Burton and Carla Bley. He was also one of the first acoustic bassists in jazz to switch entirely to bass guitar. Over the last 50 years Steve has actively performed and recorded with fellow jazz icons numbering in the hundreds.

Talmor, born in Israel and raised in Switzerland, works mainly as a composer and arranger, and more in Europe and Brazil than the U.S. He collaborated with Swallow on L’Histoire du Clochard: The Bum’s Tale, an album of Steve’s tunes arranged after the style of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat. Talmor also leads the band Newsreel and has collaborated extensively with Lee Konitz.

During the early 1980s drummer Adam Nusbaum worked with John Scofield in a celebrated trio with Steve Swallow. In 1983 he become a member of Gil Evans Orchestra and played with Stan Getz as well. He later joined Eliane Elias/Randy Brecker Quartet, Gary Burton, and Toots Thielemans. In 1987 he began touring with the Michael Brecker Quintet. In 1988 they recorded the Grammy winning "Don't Try This At Home." During 1992 he was part of the Carla Bley Big Band and that same year John Abercrombie hired him to complete his organ trio.

Since then he has kept active in a wide variety of groups. Among them a recently formed quartet 'BANN' with Seamus Blake, Jay Anderson & Oz Noy, A co-op quartet "NUTTREE" with Abercrombie, Jerry Bergonzi & Gary Versace, The James Moody Quartet, 'We Three' w/ Dave Liebman & Steve Swallow, Eliane Elias Trio.

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