Swimming in a Galaxy of Goodwill and Sorrow

Swimming in a Galaxy of Goodwill and Sorrow is an album by American jazz trombonist Steve Swell which was recorded in 2006 and released on the French RogueArt label. It was the debut of Fire into Music, a quartet with Jemeel Moondoc on alto sax, William Parker on double bass and Hamid Drake on drums.

Swimming in a Galaxy of Goodwill and Sorrow
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Studio album by
Released2007
RecordedJune 15, 2006
StudioLeon Lee Dorsey Studio, New York City
GenreJazz
Length72:48
LabelRogueArt
ProducerMichel Dorbon
Steve Swell chronology
Double Dipoid
(2006)
Swimming in a Galaxy of Goodwill and Sorrow
(2007)
Live @ the Vision Festival
(2007)

ReceptionEdit

In a double review for All About Jazz, John Sharpe states "The trombonist's loquacious lines confound expectation, taking inventive twists, sometimes declamatory, at others cajoling. His lustrous tone blends well with Moondoc's deep, blues tinged cry, which only sparingly hits the upper registers."[1]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Steve Swell except as indicated
  1. "Manhattan Dreamweavers" – 10:01
  2. "For Grachan" – 10:51
  3. "Blue Coo" (Jemeel Moondoc) – 10:48
  4. "Swimming in a Galaxy of Goodwill and Sorrow" – 17:00
  5. "For Arthur Williams" (Jemeel Moondoc) – 15:02
  6. "Planet Hopping on a Thursday Afternoon" – 8:42

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