CD’s

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Flash Mob (2014)

Featuring Dominick Farinacci, Taylor Eigsti, John Shifflett & Lorca Hart. This CD enjoyed a long run in the Top Ten of the national jazz radio chart and earned Anton a "Players" feature in DownBeat Magazine.   [ ←click CD cover to listen ]

impressive and virtually impossible to resist.
— Buffalo News

— DownBeat Magazine

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“Schwartz has created a CD worthy of the best of 1960s Blue Note… there are several songs on this set that deserve to become future standards.”

— Scott Yanow, L.A. Jazz Scene

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Anton Schwartz (tenor sax)
Dominick Farinacci (trumpet)
Taylor Eigsti (piano)
John Shifflett (bass)
Lorca Hart (drums)

1. Flash Mob
2. Swamp Thang
3. Cumulonimbus
4. Pangur Ban
5. Alleybird
6. Spurious Causes
7. La Mesha (Kenny Dorham)
8. Epistrophy
    (T. Monk & K. Clarke)
9. Glass Half Missing
10. The Contender
11. Dawn Song
Bonus Track: Meanwhile

All songs composed by Anton Schwartz except as noted.
All songs arranged by Anton Schwartz.
Produced by Anton Schwartz & Bud Spangler.
Recording & Mixing Engineer: Dan Feiszli
Mastering Engineer: Paul Stubblebine
Recorded May 30-31, 2013 in 96kHz 24 bit audio
at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California.

Special audiophile edition also available:
• High-resolution digital download from HDtracks.


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Radiant Blue (2006)

Featuring: Peter Bernstein, Taylor Eigsti, John Shifflett, Tim Bulkley. This CD went to number four on the national jazz charts, earning Anton a cover story in JazzWeek magazine.

Radiant Blue could make an excellent introduction to jazz for someone on the outside looking for a way in.
— Jazz Times Magazine

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• High-resolution DVD-Audio from Amazon.com
• High-resolution digital download from HDtracks.

Anton Schwartz (tenor sax)
Peter Bernstein (guitar)
Taylor Eigsti (piano)
John Shifflett (bass)
Tim Bulkley (drums)

1. Phantom Dance
2. Alligator Strut
3. Wave (A.C. Jobim)
4. Slightly Off Course
5. Life & Times
6. Marcel Marceau
7. Blues for Now
8. Groundsurge
9. Hooking Up
10. Sneaking Suspicion

All songs composed by Anton Schwartz except #3, as noted.
All songs arranged by Anton Schwartz.
Produced by Bud Spangler & Anton Schwartz.
Recording & Mixing Engineer: Dan Feiszli
Mastering Engineer: Paul Stubblebine
Recorded December 5-6, 2005 in 96kHz 24 bit audio.


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Holiday Time (2004)

Holiday jazz that’s smart, spirited and soulful. A specially priced five song CD.

A superb album, bubbling with playing that's both
imaginative and melodious.   — Jazz Improv Magazine

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Anton Schwartz (tenor sax)
Art Hirahara (piano)
John Wiitala (bass)
Tim Bulkley (drums)

1. Jingle Bells
2. Winter Wonderland
3. The Christmas Song
4. Sleigh Ride
5. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

All songs arranged by Anton Schwartz.
Produced by Anton Schwartz and Bud Spangler.
Recorded, mixed, and mastered in 24-bit, 96kHz digital audio.
Specially priced five-song CD, packaged in an attractive DigiPak.


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The Slow Lane (2000)

Life’s pace has gotten more than a little frantic lately, and this album rejoices in our ability to slow it down. Not strictly a ballad album, The Slow Lane explores life at a more… deliberate… tempo.

— All Music Guide

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Anton Schwartz (tenor sax)
Paul Nagel (piano)
John Shifflett (bass)
Jason Lewis (drums)

1. Miyako (Wayne Shorter)
2. The Curve of the Earth
3. Don't Ask
4. Then Again
5. Along Came Betty (Benny Golson)
6. Chelsea Bridge (Billy Strayhorn)
7. Come Rain or Come Shine (Arlen/Mercer)
8. Peace Dollar
9. Born to be Blue (Torme/Wells)
10. The Slow Lane
11. The Curve of the Earth (reprise)

All songs composed by Anton Schwartz except as noted.
All songs arranged by Anton Schwartz.

Produced by Bud Spangler and Anton Schwartz.
Liner notes by Becca Pulliam, producer of NPR's JazzSet.


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When Music Calls (1998)

Schwartz's 1998 debut CD.

— All Music Guide

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Anton Schwartz (tenor sax)
Paul Nagel (piano)
John Shifflett (bass)
Jason Lewis (drums)
Josh Jones (percussion, tracks 3, 4, 8)

1. Too Much Pepper
2. Rabbit Days
3. Where or When (Rodgers/Hart)
4. Tidepool
5. Through the Years
6. Poketown
7. Dénouement
8. Paradoxy (after "Doxy" by Sonny Rollins)
9. Sticktuitive
10. When Music Calls

All compositions by Anton Schwartz except as noted.
All arrangements by Anton Schwartz.

Produced by Anton Schwartz with Bud Spangler.
Digitally recorded "live" to two-track on Nov. 4 & 5, 1997.

Liner notes by Dan Ouelette (DownBeat, Billboard, Stereophile).