The Swallow Quintet, named after bassist Steve Swallow, consists of very significant musicians from the jazz world. To begin with Swallow: in the sixties he played with artists like Eric Dolphy, Stan Getz and Thad Jones. In the seventies and eighties he mostly worked with guitarist John Scofield and he also started working with composer Carla Bley in that period, a collaboration that continues until the present day. Bley, who has since become his wife, is now also a member of The Swallow Quintet and plays the Hammond organ. Well-known drummer Jorge Rossy, who became famous as the percussive accompanist to American star pianist Brad Mehldau, is part of the group as well. The sum of all these parts does not lead to a clash of titans, but rather to gentle jazz where all performers get equal time to shine.