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London Jazz Festival: Steve Swallow Quintet

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 14 November 2011

Jez Nelson presents electric bassist Steve Swallow and his new quintet at the London Jazz Festival. Swallow first emerged in the 1960s on the double bass, playing with Art Farmer and beginning a long-standing association with vibraphonist Gary Burton. Since the 1970s his work as a leader and sideman has been entirely on the electric bass, working extensively with guitarist John Scofield and pianist Carla Bley among others. His quintet has been active in various guises for 15 years, and appears here with Bley on Hammond organ, as well as saxophonist Chris Cheek, guitarist Steve Cardenas and Jorge Rossy on drums.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Guest: John Fordham
Producers: Peggy Sutton & Phil Smith.

Music Played

20 items
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    Archie Shepp & Joachim Kühn Drivin' Miss Daisy

    Wo!man, Archieball

  • John Fordham joins Jez Nelson to discuss festival highlights so far and those still to come.

  • Steve Swallow Quintet recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London on 13 November 2011

    • Line up:

      Steve Swallow (electric bass), Chris Cheek (tenor saxophone), Carla Bley (Hammond organ), Steve Cardenas (guitar), Jorge Rossy (drums)

    • Image for Steve Swallow Quintet

      Steve Swallow Quintet Sad Old Candle

      Composer: Steve Swallow

    • Image for Steve Swallow Quintet

      Steve Swallow Quintet Into The Woodwork

      Composer: Steve Swallow

    • Image for Steve Swallow Quintet

      Steve Swallow Quintet From Whom It May Concern

      Composer: Steve Swallow

    • Image for Steve Swallow Quintet

      Steve Swallow Quintet Crowded In The Shower

      Composer: Steve Swallow

  • Jez Nelson talks to Steve Swallow about his career

    • Image for George Russell Sextet

      George Russell Sextet Thoughts

      Ezz-thetics, Riverside

    • Image for Stan Getz, Steve Swallow, Roy Haynes and Gary Burton

      Stan Getz, Steve Swallow, Roy Haynes and Gary Burton O Grande Amor

      BBC Archive recording

    • Image for Gary Burton & Steve Swallow

      Gary Burton & Steve Swallow Impromptu

      Hotel Hello, ECM

    • Image for Gary Burton Quintet

      Gary Burton Quintet Ictus / Syndrome

      Dreams So Real, ECM

    • Image for The Art Farmer Quartet feat. Jim Hall

      The Art Farmer Quartet feat. Jim Hall Den Mostravige Brudgummen (The Reluctant Groom)

      To Sweden With Love / Live At The Half Note, Collectables

    • Image for Bill Evans & Eddie Gomez

      Bill Evans & Eddie Gomez Falling Grace

      Intuition, Fantasy

  • Steve Swallow Quintet recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London on 13 November 2011

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