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WATT Records discography

This is a discography of the albums released on the WATT and XtraWATT labels.

WATT was set up by Carla Bley and Michael Mantler and distributed by ECM.

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Tropic Appetites, Carla Bley, 1974, WATT 1

Tracks : What Will Be Between Us And The Moon Tonight?, In India, Enormous Tots, Caucasian Bird Riffles, Funnybird Song, Indonesian Dock Sucking Supreme, Song Of The Jungle Stream, Nothing

Musicians : Carla Bley, Julie Tippetts, Howard Johnson, Michael Mantler, David Holland, Toni Marcus, Paul Motian, Gato Barbieri

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No Answer, Michael Mantler, 1974, WATT 2

Tracks : Number Six: Part One/Part Two/Part Three/Part Four, Number Twelve: Part One/Part Two/Part Three/Part Four

Musicians : Michael Mantler, Jack Bruce, Carla Bley, Don Cherry

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13 For Piano And Two Orchestras / 3/4 For Piano And Orchestra, Michael Mantler / Carla Bley, 1975, WATT 3

Tracks : 13 For Piano And Two Orchestras, 3/4 For Piano And Orchestra

Musicians : Michael Mantler, Carla Bley, 2 orchestras

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The Hapless Child, Michael Mantler / Edward Gorey, 1976, WATT 4

Tracks : The Sinking Spell, The Object-Lesson, The Insect God, The Doubtful Guest, The Remembered Visit, The Hapless Child

Musicians : Michael Mantler, Carla Bley, Terje Rypdal, Steve Swallow, Jack DeJohnette, Alfreda Benge, Robert Wyatt

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Silence, Michael Mantler, 1977, WATT 5

Tracks : I Walk With My Girl, I Watch The Clouds, It Is Curiously Hot, When I Run, Sometimes I See People, Around Me Sits The Night, She Was Looking Down, For Instance, A Long Way, After My Work Each Day, On Good Evenings

Musicians : Carla Bley, Robert Wyatt, Kevin Coyne, Chris Spedding, Ron McClure, Clare Maher

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Dinner Music, Carla Bley, 1977, WATT 6

Tracks : Sing Me Softly Of The Blues, Dreams So Real, Ad Infinitum, Dining Alone, Song Sung Long, Ida Lupino, Funnybird Song, A New Hymn

Musicians : Carla Bley, Michael Mantler, Roswell Rudd, Bob Stewart, Carlos Ward, Gordon Edwards, Richard Tee, Cornell Dupree, Eric Gale, Steve Gadd

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Movies, Michael Mantler, 1977, WATT 7

Tracks : Movie One, Movie Two, Movie Three, Movie Four, Movie Five, Movie Six, Movie Seven, Movie Eight

Musicians : Michael Mantler, Carla Bley, Larry Coryell, Steve Swallow, Tony Williams

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European Tour 1977, The Carla Bley Band, 1978, WATT 8

Tracks : Rose And Sad Song, Wrong Key Donkey, Drinking Musik, Spangled Banner And Other Patriotic Songs (Including Flags, And Now The Queen, King Korn And The New National Anthem)

Musicians : Carla Bley, Michael Mantler, Roswell Rudd, Bob Stewart, John Clark, Elton Dean, Gary Windo, Terry Adams, Hugh Hopper, Andrew Cyrille

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Musique Mecanique, The Carla Bley Band, 1979, WATT 9

Tracks : 440, Jesus Maria And Other Spanish Strains, Musique Mecanique I, Musique Mecanique II, Musique Mecanique III

Musicians : Carla Bley, Michael Mantler, Roswell Rudd, John Clark, Bob Stewart, Gary Windo, Alan Braufman, Terry Adams, Eugene Chadbourne, Steve Swallow, D. Sharpe, Karen Mantler

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More Movies, Michael Mantler, 19??, WATT 10

Tracks : Movie Nine, The Sinking Spell, Movie Eleven, Will We Meet Tonight?, Movie Thirteen, The Doubtful Guest, Movie Fifteen, Movie Fourteen, Movie Ten, Movie Twelve

Musicians : Michael Mantler, Gary Windo, Carla Bley, Philip Catherine, Steve Swallow, D. Sharpe

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Social Studies, Carla Bley, 1981, WATT 11

Tracks : Reactionary Tango (In Three Parts), Copyright Royalties, Utviklingssang, Valse Sinistre, Floater, Walking Batteriewoman

Musicians : Carla Bley, Michael Mantler, Gary Valente, Joe Daley, Earl McIntyre, Tony Dagradi, Carlos Ward, Steve Swallow, D. Sharpe

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Live!, Carla Bley, 1982, WATT 12

Tracks : Blunt Object, The Lord Is Listenin' To Ya, Hallelujah!, Time And Us, Still In The Room, Real Life Hits, Song Sung Long

Musicians : Carla Bley, Michael Mantler, Steve Slagle, Tony Dagradi, Gary Valente, Vincent Chancey, Earl McIntyre, Arturo O'Farill, Steve Swallow, D. Sharpe

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I Hate To Sing, Carla Bley, 1984, WATT 12 1/2

Tracks : The Internationale, Murder, Very Very Simple, I Hate To Sing, The Piano Lesson, The Lone Arranger, Battleship

Musicians : Carla Bley, Michael Mantler, Gary Valente, Earl McIntyre, Bob Stewart, Steve Slagle, Tony Dagradi, Arturo O'Farill, Steve Swallow, D. Sharpe

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Something There, Michael Mantler, 1982, WATT 13

Tracks : Twenty, Twenty-One, Nineteen, Seventeen, Eighteen, Something There

Musicians : Michael Mantler, Carla Bley, Mike Stern, Steve Swallow, Nick Mason

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Heavy Heart, Carla Bley, 1984, WATT 14

Tracks : Light Or Dark, Talking Hearts, Joyful Noise, Ending It, Starting Again, Heavy Heart

Musicians : Carla Bley, Michael Mantler, Gary Valente, Earl McIntyre, Steve Slagle, Kenny Kirkland, Hiram Bullock, Steve Swallow, Victor Lewis, Manolo Badrena

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Alien, Michael Mantler, 1985, WATT 15

Tracks : Alien: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4

Musicians : Michael Mantler, Don Preston

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Night-Glo, Carla Bley, 1985, WATT 16

Tracks : Pretend You're In Love, Night-Glo, Rut, Crazy With You, Wildlife (Horns / Paw Without Claws / Sex With Birds)

Musicians : Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Randy Brecker, Tom Malone, David Taylor, John Clark, Paul McCandless, Larry Willis, Hiram Bullock, Victor Lewis, Manolo Badrena

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Sextet, Carla Bley, 1987, WATT 17

Tracks : More Brahms, Houses And People, The Girl Who Cried Champagne, Brooklyn Bridge, Lawns, Healing Power

Musicians : Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Hiram Bullock, Larry Willis, Victor Lewis, Don Alias

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Live, Michael Mantler, 1987, WATT 18

Tracks : Preview / No Answer, Slow Orchestra Piece # 3, For Instance, Slow Orchestra Piece # 8 (A L'Abattoir), When I Run, The Remembered Visit, Slow Orchestra Piece # 6, The Hapless Child, The Doubtful Guest

Musicians : Michael Mantler, Jack Bruce, Rick Fenn, Don Preston, John Greaves, Nick Mason

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Many Have No Speech, Michael Mantler, 1987, WATT 19

Tracks : Introduction, Just As Someone, Ce Qu'a De Pis, Alles Scheint Rand, Imagine, In The End, Viell Aller, Rien Nul, Tant De Temps, En Face, Chaque Jour, Pss, En Cadence, Something There, Comrade, Den Atem Ausgetauscht, A L'abbatoir, And What, D'oú La Voix, Fous Qui Disiesz, Merk, Jetzt, Son Ombre, Réve, Life Connects, Prisonniers, Silence, Viele Haben Keine Sprache

Musicians : Michael Mantler, Rick Fenn, Jack Bruce, Marianne Faithfull, Robert Wyatt

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Duets, Carla Bley / Steve Swallow, 1988, WATT 20

Tracks : Baby Baby, Walking Batteriewoman, Útviklingssang, Reactionary Tango Parts 1/2/3, Romantic Nations #3, Remember, Ups & Downs, Ladies In Mercedes

Musicians : Carla Bley, Steve Swallow

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Fleur Carnivore, Carla Bley, 1989, WATT 21

Tracks : Fleur Carnivore, Song Of The Eternal Waiting Of Canute, Ups And Downs, The Girl Who Cried Champagne (Parts 1/2/3), Healing Power

Musicians : Carla Bley, Jens Winther, Lew Soloff, Gary Valente, Bob Stewart, Frank Lacy, Wolfgang Puschnig, Roberto Ottini, Andy Sheppard, Christof Lauer, Daniel Beaussier, Karen Mantler, Steve Swallow, Buddy Williams, Don Alias

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The WATT Works Family Album, 1990, WATT 22

Tracks : Fleur Carnivore (Carla Bley), Best Of Friends (Karen Mantler), Walking Batteriewoman (Carla Bley), A L'Abattoir (Michael Mantler), Crab Alley (Steve Swallow), When I Run (Michael Mantler), I Can't Stand... (Steve Weisberg), Alien (Part 2) (Michael Mantler), Talking Hearts (Carla Bley), Twenty (Michael Mantler), I Hate To Sing (Carla Bley), Movie Six (Michael Mantler), Ad Infinitum (Carla Bley), The Doubtful Guest (Michael Mantler), Funnybird Song (Carla Bley)

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The Very Big Carla Bley Band, Carla Bley, 1991, WATT 23

Tracks : United States, Starnge Arrangement, All Fall Down, Who Will Rescue You?, Lo Ultimo (CD only)

Musicians : Carla Bley, Claude Deppa, Guy Barker, Lew Soloff, Steven Bernstein, Fayyaz Virji, Gary Valente, Richard Edwards, Ashley Slater, Wolfgang Puschnig, Andy Sheppard, Pete Hurt, Pete Hurt, Roger Janotta, Pablo Calogero, Karen Mantler, Steve Swallow, Victor Lewis, Don Alias

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Go Together, Carla Bley / Steve Swallow, 1993, WATT 24

Tracks : Sing Me Softly of the Blues, Mother of the Dead Man, Masquerade in 3 Parts: Carnation/Dark Glasses/Mustache, Ad Infinitum, Copyright Royalties, Peau Douce, Doctor, Fleur Carnivore

Musicians : Carla Bley, Steve Swallow

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Big Band Theory, Carla Bley, 1993, WATT 25

Tracks : On the Stage in Cages, Birds of Paradise, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, Fresh Impression

Musicians : Carla Bley, Alex Balanescu, Lew Soloff, Guy Barker, Claude Deppa, Steve Waterman, Gary Valente, Richard Edwards, Annie Whitehead, Ashley Slater, Roger Janotta, Wolfgang Puschnig, Andy Sheppard, Pete Hurt, Julian Argüelles, Karen Mantler, Steve Swallow, Dennis Mackrel

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Songs With Legs, Carla Bley / Andy Sheppard / Steve Swallow, 1994, WATT 26

Tracks : Real Life Hits, The Lord Is Listenin' to Ya, Hallelujah!, Chicken, Misterioso, Wrong Key Donkey, Crazy with You

Musicians : Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard, Steve Swallow

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Goes to Church, The Carla Bley Big Band, 1996, WATT 27

Tracks : Setting Calvin's Waltz, Exaltation/Religious Experience/Major, One Way, Beads, Permanent Wave, Who Will Rescue You?

Musicians : Carla Bley, Lew Soloff, Guy Barker, Claude Deppa, Steve Waterman, Gary Valente, Pete Beachill, Chris Dean, Richard Henry, Roger Janotta, Wolfgang Puschnig, Andy Sheppard, Jerry Underwood, Julian Argüelles, Karen Mantler, Steve Swallow, Dennis Mackrel

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Fancy Chamber Music, Carla Bley, 1997, WATT 28

Tracks : Wolfgang Tango, Romantic Notion No. 4, End of Vienna, Tigers in Training, Romantic Notion No. 6, Jon Benet

Musicians : Carla Bley, Steve Morris, Andrew Byrt, Emma Black, Steve Swallow, Alison Hayhurst, Sara Lee, Chris Wells

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Are We There Yet?, Carla Bley / Steve Swallow, 1999, WATT 29

Tracks : Major, A Dog's Life, Satie for Two, Lost in the Stars, King Korn, Playing With Water, Musique Mecanique

Musicians : Carla Bley, Steve Swallow

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4x4, Carla Bley, 2000, WATT 30

Tracks : Blues in 12 Bars / Blues in 12 Other Bars, Sidewinders in Paradise, Les Trios Lagons (d'apres Henri Matisse): Plate XVII/Plate XVIII/Plate XIX, Baseball, Útviklingssang

Musicians : Carla Bley, Lew Soloff, Wolfgang Puschnig, Andy Sheppard, Gary Valente, Larry Goldings, Steve Swallow, Victor Lewis

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Looking For America, Carla Bley Big Band, 2002, WATT 31

Tracks : Grand Mother, The National Anthem: OG Can UC?/Flags/Whose Broad Stripes?/Anthem/Keep It Spangled, Step Mother, Fast Lane, Los Cocineros, Your Mother, Tijuana Traffic, God Mother, Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Musicians : Carla Bley, Earl Gardner, Lew Soloff, Byron Stripling, Giampaolo Casati, Robert Routch, Jim Pugh, Gary Valente, Dave Bargeron, David Taylor, Lawrence Feldman, Wolfgang Puschnig, Andy Sheppard, Gary Smulyan, Karen Mantler, Steve Swallow, Billy Drummond, Don Alias

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The Lost Chords, Carla Bley, 2004, WATT 32

Tracks : 3 Blind Mice: 3 Blind Mice, 3 Blind Mice: Wink Leak/Traps/Leonard Feather, 3 Blind Mice: The Maze/Blind Mice Redux, Hip Hop, Tropical Depression, Red, Lost Chords: I / II / III

Musicians : Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard, Steve Swallow, Billy Drummond

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Appearing Nightly, Carla Bley Big Band, 2006, WATT 33

Tracks : Greasy Gravy, Awful Coffee, Appearing Nightly at the Black Orchid: 40 On-20 Off/Second Round/What Would You Like to Hear/Last Call, Someone to Watch, I Hadn't Anyone 'Till You

Musicians : Carla Bley, Earl Gardner, Lew Soloff, Florian Esch, Beppe Calamosca, Gary Valente, Gigi Grata, Richard Henry, Roger Jannotta, Wolfgang Puschnig, Andy Sheppard, Christophe Panzani, Julian Argüelles, Karen Mantler, Steve Swallow, Billy Drummond

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The Lost Chords find Paolo Fresu, Carla Bley, 2007, WATT 34

Tracks : The Banana Quintet: One Banana / Two Banana / Three Banana / Four / Five Banana / One Banana More, Liver of Life" - 7:13 "Death of Superman/Dream Sequence No. 1: Flying, Ad Infinitum

Musicians : Carla Bley, Paolo Fresu, Andy Sheppard, Steve Swallow, Billy Drummond

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Carla's Christmas Carols, Carla Bley / Steve Swallow / The Partyka Brass Quintet, 2009, WATT 35

Tracks : O Tannenbaum, Away in a Manger, The Christmas Song, Ring Christmas Bells, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Part 1 / Part 2, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Hell's Bells, Jesus Maria, Jingle Bells, O Holy Night, Joy to the World

Musicians : Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Tobias Weidinger, Axel Schlosser, Christine Chapman, Adrian Mears, Ed Partyka

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XtraWATT series

I Can't Stand Another Night Alone (In Bed With You), Steve Weisberg, 1986, XtraWATT 1

Tracks : I Can't Stand Another Night Alone (In Bed With You), Table For One, Walking Home Alone, Waking Up Alone, Trapped In True Love, You Can't Have Anything

Musicians : Steve Weisberg, Baikida Carroll, Lew Soloff, Gary Valente, Wolfgang Puschnig, Norman David, Neil Leonard, Howard Johnson, John Clark, Karen Mantler, Hiram Bullock, Carol Capstein, Priscilla Chew, Mike Stanzilis, Steve Swallow, Frank Luther, Anton Fier, Jack Cook, Victor Lewis, Ken Winokur, Eric Goldberg

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Carla, Steve Swallow, 1988, XtraWATT 2

Tracks : Deep Trouble, Crab Alley, Fred And Ethel, Read My Lips, Afterglow, Hold It Against Me, Count The Ways, Last Night

Musicians : Steve Swallow, Carla Bley, Larry Willis, Hiram Bullock, Ida Kavafian, Fred Sherry, Ikwhan Bae, Victor Lewis, Don Alias

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My Cat Arnold, Karen Mantler, 1989, XtraWATT 3

Tracks : I Wanna Be Good, My Stove, Vacation, Breaking Up, People Die, My Cat Arnold, Best Of Friends, Fear Of Pain, Major Love, Green Beans

Musicians : Karen Mantler, Steven Bernstein, Pablo Calogero, Steve Weisberg, Marc Muller, Jonathan Sanborn, Ethan Winogrand, Eric Mingus

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Plays The Music Of Carla Bley, Orchestra Jazz Siciliana, 1990, XtraWATT 4

Tracks : 440, The Lone Arranger, Dreams So Real, Baby Baby, Joyful Noise, Egyptian, Blunt Object

Musicians : Faro Riina, Giovanni Guttilla, Massimo Greco, Nico Riina, Pietro Pedone, Salvatore Pizzo, Salvatore Pizzurro, Maurizio Persia, Gary Valente, Stefano D'Anna, Alessandro Palacino, Orazio Maugeri, Claudio Montalbano, Antonio Pedone, Ignazio Garsia, Pino Greco, Steve Swallow, Paolo Mappa, Sergio Cammalleri

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Karen Mantler And Her Cat Arnold: Get The Flu, Karen Mantler, 1990, XtraWATT 5

Tracks : The Flu, I Love Christmas, Let's Have A Baby, My Organ, Au Lait, Waiting, Call A Doctor, Good Luck, I'm Not Such A Bad Guy, Mean To Me

Musicians : Karen Mantler, Steven Bernstein, Michael Mantler, Steve Swallow, Pablo Calogero, Carla Bley, Steve Weisberg, Marc Muller, Jonathan Sanborn, Ethan Winogrand, Eric Mingus

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Swallow, Steve Swallow, 1992, XtraWATT 6

Tracks : Belles, Soca Symphony, Slender Thread, Thrills And Spills, William And Mary, Thirty Five, Ballroom, Playing With Water

Musicians : Steve Swallow, Steve Kuhn, Karen Mantler, Carla Bley, Gary Burton, Hiram Bullock, John Scofield, Robby Ameen, Don Alias

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Real Book, Steve Swallow, 1994, XtraWATT 7

Tracks : Bite Your Grandmother, Second Handy Motion, Wrong Together, Outfits, Thinking Out Loud, Let's Eat, Better Times, Willow, Muddy In The Bank, Ponytail

Musicians : Steve Swallow, Tom Harrell, Joe Lovano, Mulgrew Miller, Jack DeJohnette

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Farewell, Karen Mantler, 1996, XtraWATT 8

Tracks : Farewell, Mister E, Brain Dead, Arnold's Dead, I'm His Boss, My Life Is Hell, Help Me, The Bill, Con Edison, I Hate Money, Beware

Musicians : Karen Mantler, Michael Evans, Carla Bley, Scott Williams

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Deconstructed, Steve Swallow, 1997, XtraWATT 9

Tracks : Running In The Family, Babble On, Another Fine Mess, I Think My Wife Is A Hat, Bird World War, Bug In A Rug, Lost In Boston, Name That Tune, Viscous Consistency, Deconstructed

Musicians : Steve Swallow, Ryan Kisor, Chris Potter, Mick Goodrick, Adam Nussbaum

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Always Pack Your Uniform On Top, Steve Swallow, 2000, XtraWATT 10

Tracks : Bend Over Backward, Dog With A Bone, Loves Company, The Wheel, Feet First, La Nostalgie De La Boue

Musicians : Steve Swallow, Barry Ries, Chris Potter, Mick Goodrick, Adam Nussbaum

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Damaged in Transit, Steve Swallow, 2003, XtraWATT 11

Tracks : Item 1, D.I.T., Item 2, D.I.T., Item 3, D.I.T., Item 4, D.I.T., Item 5, D.I.T. Item 6, D.I.T., Item 7, D.I.T., Item 8, D.I.T., Item 9, D.I.T.

Musicians : Steve Swallow, Chis Potter, Adam Nussbaum

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So There, Steve Swallow with Robert Creeley, 2006, XtraWATT 12

Tracks : Oh No, Names, Here Again, Ambition, Indians, Histoire De Florida, Sufi Sam Christian, Later, From Wellington, New Zealand / From Eight Plus, Miles, Just In Time, Return, Echo, Sad Advice, Riddle, Blue Moon, I Know A Man, A Valentine For Pen

Musicians : Steve Swallow, Robert Creeley, Steve Kuhn, Marek Konstantynowicz, Henrik Hannisdal, Odd Hannisdal, Morten Hannisdal

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