Here are some recordings of the trio from a live rehearsal at LICA in June 2011, captured on Richard’s macbook and a stereo mic. We hope you enjoy. Let us know. And why not book us, have we suggested that already?
1. Classic beautiful bossa melody, here stripped down to bare bones and then reconstructed a bit … ‘Black Orpheus’. In fact, this is the first time we ever played this song together…. As radio broadcast, with a band interview, on Diversity FM (November 2011). swerve-trio-black-orpheus by gmckay
2. Swerve’s long fade-in version of the wonderful Bob Marley song ‘Natural mystic’ (from Exodus), with hints of the melody, dub fragmentation, speeding, speeding …
3. A different version of the old New Orleans standard ‘St James Infirmary’ from our ones on youtube (this tune must really speak to us), but still featuring the soprano sax/arco bass head and collective improv.