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Opening
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Sextet for the End of Democracy
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Joy and the Remarkable Behavior of Time
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Exit the Labyrinth
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Often associated with the New York downtown scene, Steve Swell is an underrated trombonist and a true team player capable of adapting to most situations. He incidentally picked up the trombone when he was ten. In 1973, he studied at Jersey City State College where he struck a long-lasting friendship with drummer Lou Grassi. He went on to study with Roswell Rudd who, alongside Grachan Moncur III and Bill Watrous, made the strongest impression on him. Swell then moved up through t... Read more

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