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Bo Stief

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Bo Stief is an established name on the international and danish music scene. He is one of the few who master both the electric and acoustic bass the danish virtuos way. He started his musical career in the legendary Jazzhus Montmartre, where he accompanied names like Ben Webster, Stuff Smith, Roland Kirk, Yousef Lateef, New York Contemporary Five, Dexter Gordon, Roy Eldridge, Kenny Dorham, Kenny Drew and many others.

In 1966, Don Cherry took Bo Stief into his quintet with among others Gato Barbieri and made a tour of european cities including Holland, Belgium, Germany and Italy.

Bo Stief has been affiliated with Palle Mikkelborg since 1965. They have worked together many times, among others in the Riel/Mikkelborg Quintet that won 1st. prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival. They also played at the Newport Jazz Festival (U.S.A.). Later, Bo Stief played in V8, Entrance, and at the recording session of Palle Mikkelborg’s composition “Aura” with Miles Davis, where he acted both as bass-player and co-producer. His assotiation with Palle Mikkelborg continued and led to his appearance on both CD “Anything but grey ” and the following concert tour.

Bo Stief has been active on the international music scene since the early 70’s. He made a strong impression as member of the pioneering “Pork Pie” with among others Philippe Catherine, guitar, Charlie Mariano, sax, and Jasper Van’t Hof, keyboards. Bo Stief is still working with these people, especially with Jasper Van’t Hof, with whom he has worked closely since 1974. For many years Bo Stief was also a member of all-star big band Peter Herboltzheimers Rythm and Brass Combination where he backed names like Benny Goodman, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr.

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