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Released on Ninjazz Records in 2012, 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
Released on Origin Records in 2009, Ricky Sweum’s debut showcases the saxophonist in a light of gratitude, as he pays homage to one of his musical heroes, Michael Brecker, through a set of finely-tuned originals. Showcasing his talents as a writer and creative force, Sweum leads his band in a direction that is uniquely his own. Ricky Sweum: tenor & soprano saxophones; Wayne Wilkinson: guitar; Jason Crowe: bass; Henrique De Almeida: drums
Released on mp3.com in 2002, Ricky Sweum’s production and lyrical instrumentals, feature electronic grooves, layers of synthesized colors, and improvised acoustic instruments. This original music forms a tapestry of sound and sets a scene of a musical journey. Ricky Sweum: production, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet, metal flute, bansri flutes, native american flute, guatamalan flute, voice, loop triggering, and keyboard.
This creative jazz trio played together extensively throughout the New York City and New Jersey area while they were music students at the prestigious William Paterson University in 1995-96. Recorded May 5th, 1996 at K Studio, Brooklyn, New York by Carlos Pereira.Mastered at Jet City Recording, Seattle, Washington. Ricky Sweum: tenor saxophone; Chris van Voorst van Beest: bass; Eric Eagle: drums
This is avant-garde jazz with strong influences of classical and rock. A recording of raw, sophisticated, energized, enticing, and improvisatory sound. Recorded June 15, 1995 at K Studio, Brooklyn, NY, by Carlos “Kain” Pereira. Mixed and mastered at K Studio by Ricky, Dan, John, and Carlos. Special thanks to Rinchenna Khardo, Eric Eagle, and the intense energy of New York City. All compositions by Ricky Sweum except, “On High St.,” by Dan Gildea, and, “An Itch,” and “Loot Ti Do,” by John W. Bollinger. “Bit O Jam” was composed by John W. Bollinger and Ricky Sweum. Ricky Sweum: tenor saxophone; Dan Gildea: guitar; John W. Bollinger: drums