Harvie S

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Harvie S
Birth nameHarvie Swartz
Born (1948-12-06) 6 December 1948 (age 74)
Instrument(s)Double bass
Years active1972–present
LabelsGramavision, Palo Alto, Gaia, Zoho Music

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

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, he released a duo album with pianist Kenny Barron, Now Was the Time, on HighNote/Savant Records. He has been a member of the Westchester Jazz Orchestra since 2007.


As leader[edit]

  • 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 Music)
  • Funky Cha (Zoho Music)
  • Now Was the Time (Savant) with Kenny Barron
  • Too Late Now (Ward)
  • Yesterdays (Savant)

As co-leader[edit]

With Sheryl Bailey

As Sideman[edit]

With Alan Broadbent

With Sinan Alimanović

  • Lejla (2020)

With Art Farmer

With Urbie Green

With Jackie and Roy

With Eric Kloss

With Steve Kuhn

With Anders Mogensen

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

With Roseanna Vitro


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