A Friday afternoon concert at Jazzhus Montmartre with two renowned bass players...Steve Swallow and Bo Stief. Sweet sounds flowed from both their instruments along with some great anecdotes from the pair of them.
Steve Swallow was an early addition to my album collection many years ago and his name is on the spine of quite a few of them. I had only seen him perform in Denmark together Jonas Johansen and Hans Ulrik several years ago so this afternoon's concert was eagerly awaited. Expectations were exceeded and a good-size crowd in Montmartre showed their appreciation of the old friends whose spirit and integrity shown through the entire performance. Steve Swallow called Bo Stief a national treasure of Denmark. Bo's respect for Steve throughout the concert showed that the feeling was mutual. A few shots from the concert are available here.