parlando playlist #50: bob stewart - nette [1996]

Posted on October 31st, 2013 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Parlando Playlist.

Bob Stewart plays tuba. Maybe you would think that means he doesn't get much work. Well, he's a very good tuba player. He's played with "Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, Carla Bley, Muhal Richard Abrams, David Murray, Taj Mahal, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Arthur Blythe, Freddie Hubbard, Don Cherry, Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis, Charlie Haden, Lester Bowie, Bill Frisell and many others" (per Wikipedia).

Oh, and he also leads bands occasionally. "Nette" is from Bob Stewart's third album, Then & Now.

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Comment on November 13th, 2013.

Funky! It's probably wise that he doesn't do a lot of soloing.


Comment on November 14th, 2013.

Very once in a while soloing.

In their review of [Arthur] Blythe's album Lenox Avenue Breakdown, the editors of The Penguin Guide to Jazz called Stewart's title track solo "one of the few genuinely important tuba statements in jazz."

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