This Now!

This Now! is an album by American jazz trombonist Steve Swell, which was recorded live in 2001 and released on Cadence Jazz. He leads the Unified Theory of Sound, a sextet with Jemeel Moondoc on alto sax, Matt Lavelle on trumpet, Cooper-Moore on piano, Wilber Morris on bass and Kevin Norton on drums.

This Now!
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Live album by
RecordedNovember 2, 2001
VenueRoulette, New York City
LabelCadence Jazz
ProducerSteve Swell
Steve Swell chronology
Poets of the Now
This Now!
Still in Movement


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz    [2]

In his review for AllMusic, Steve Loewy states " Swell's writing impresses immeasurably, as he has an ear to the moment so that the backgrounds constantly change and ebb to the machinations of the soloists."[1]

The Penguin Guide to Jazz notes that "Having Cooper-Moore in the group introduces the rarity of a piano into Swell's music and he plays in a neoclassic free-jazz style which actually works very well."[2]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Steve Swell
  1. "This Now" - 21:47
  2. "BA-I" - 16:51
  3. "Tryarhythmic" - 22:44



  1. ^ a b Loewy, Steve. Steve Swell – This Now!: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 1372. ISBN 0141034017.