Release date: February 1, 2012 (NINJAZZ 1201)
Saxophonist Ricky Sweum joins forces with the world-renowned talents of drummer Clarence Penn, pianist Edward Simon, and bassist Dave Robaire. This fiery and exciting session captures 10 uniquely varied Sweum originals. The disc showcases his penchant for modern-grooving- free-blowing vamps coupled with beautiful melodic playing reminiscent of classic ECM recordings of the 1970’s.
Ricky Sweum (tenor & soprano saxes)
Clarence Penn (drums)
Dave Robaire (bass)
Edward Simon (piano)
01. Earth Squid
02. Barry’s Barnacle Blues
03. Sleeping Man
04. More Than Imaginable
05. Canyon Dance
08. Things You Think You Have To Do
09. Chekhovian Circus Song
10. Kerabag’s Trance
All compositions by Ricky Sweum, Molecular Expansion Music (BMI).
Recorded June 8th, 2011 at Acoustic Recording, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
Recording Engineer: Michael Brorby.
Mixed and Mastered by Michael Perez-Cisneros, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
CD Design by Donald Wallace/Wallace Creative Inc.
Photographs by Kofi Okai.
Produced by Ricky Sweum.
Personal website: RickySweum.com