London Jazz Festival: Steve Swallow Quintet
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.