Andrew Swift, Arranger, Composer, Curtis Steward, Drums, Dwayne Burno, Eric Alexander, Evan Sherman, George Cables, Jeb Patton, Matt Garrison, MICHAEL DEASE, Ryan Kisor, Sharel Cassity, Tim Mayer, Tony the Hawk, Wycliffe Gordon
Andrew Swift -][- Swift Kick – [D Clef Records, 2012 | Review] –
Where do I begin? Let’s get right to it, imagine this a young kid with chopsticks, pots and pans with a sense of rhythm was the interlude, vision and seed planted by drummer, composer, and educator Andrew Swift. With his debut “Swift Kick,” you’ll find this body of music immersed in the womb of traditional jazz yet it’s intertwined with the integral musings of modern jazz unveiled by the folks at D Clef Records.
Like many aspiring musicians Andrew started his quest off at an early age. In fact, as a fifth grader he began in a new school and joined the school’s band program. Andy pursed his gift with persistence and paid off for him after a conversation with the band director Swift ultimately decided that he wanted to play drums and of course the rest is history. Continue reading