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Harvie S

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Harvie S (born Harvie Swartz; December 6, 1948) is an American jazz double-bassist.[1]

Harvie S
Birth nameHarvie Swartz
Born (1948-12-06) 6 December 1948 (age 71)
InstrumentsDouble bass
Years active1972–present
LabelsGramavision, Palo Alto, Gaia
Associated actsSheila Jordan, Urban Earth, Westchester Jazz Orchestra

He learned piano as a child and did not begin playing bass until 1967, when he was nineteen years old.[1] He attended Berklee College of Music and played in and around Boston with Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Mose Allison, and Chris Connor. He moved to New York City in 1972, where he worked with Jackie Paris, Thad Jones, Gil Evans, Lee Konitz, Barry Miles (1974–76), David Friedman, Double Image, David Matthews, Steve Kuhn (1977–1981) and Paul Motian. He has recorded extensively as a duet with Sheila Jordan, and has released numerous albums as the leader of his own ensembles, including Urban Earth and the Harvie S Band. Harvie S has recorded, performed and produced music exclusively as Harvie S since 2001. In 2008 Harvie S with Kenny Barron Due album, Now Was the Time, was released on HighNote/Savant Records. He has been a member of the Westchester Jazz Orchestra since 2007.


As leaderEdit

  • Underneath it All (Gramavision, 1980)
  • That Old Time Feeling (1982, Palo Alto, with Sheila Jordan)
  • Urban Earth (Gramavision, 1985) U.S. Top Jazz Albums No. 24[2]
  • Smart Moves (Gramavision, 1986)
  • It's About Time (Gaia, 1988)
  • Full Moon Dancer (Blue Moon, 1989)
  • In a Different Light (Blue Moon, 1990)
  • Arrival (Novus, 1991)
  • Havana Mañana (Bembe, 1999)
  • New Beginning (RVS)
  • Texas Rumba (Zoho)
  • Funky Cha (Zoho)
  • Now Was the Time (Savant) with Kenny Barron
  • Too Late Now (Ward)
  • Yesterdays (Savant)

As sidemanEdit

With Jackie and Roy

With Art Farmer

With Urbie Green

With Eric Kloss

With Steve Kuhn

With Roseanna Vitro

With Anders Mogensen

  • Live! on March 16th at Jazzhus Dexter (Blackout Music, 2002)

With Alan Broadbent


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