Svingin' with Svend is an album by American musician David Grisman and Danish musician Svend Asmussen, released in 1987. It is attributed to the David Grisman Quintet featuring Svend Asmussen.
All songs were recorded live with the exception of "Lap-Nils Polska" and "Jitterbug Waltz", which were recorded at Bay View Studios in Richmond, California in 1987. "It Don't Mean a Thing" and "Spirit Feel" were not included on the initial LP release.
In an interview with Mandozine, Grisman stated: "That album was comprised of both live and studio cuts. The live material was recorded at a week-long engagement at Fat Tuesdays, a jazz club in NYC that Stan Getz's son Steve managed. Les Paul used to play there every Monday night. One night during the engagement Toots came by and Svend invited him to sit in. I believe we played Milt Jackson's "Spirit Feel" which is included on the CD version (not the LP). It was very exciting to be a part of that meeting of two very kindred spirits and long-time friends."