Bill Stewart

Bill Stewart is in the vanguard of the music's contemporary player-composers. Stewart has worked with jazz giants ranging from funk master Maceo Parker to alto sax icon Lee Konitz, through contemporary greats John Scofield and Joe Lovano. His playing and writing has absorbed the lessons of past masters and built on their foundations to create his own musical language. On Space Squid, he reaches for the sky and plumbs the depths with a group of like-minded musical explorers, saxophonist Seamus Blake, pianist Bill Carrothers and bassist Ben Street. Ten Stewart originals and one standard run the gamut from irreverence to revelation.