Brain in a Dish

Featuring: Steve Swell

Musicians on the recording

Steve Swell - trombone
Robert Boston - piano, organ
Michael Vatcher - drums

Recording track list

1. Brain in a Dish 7:35
2. New Use for Old Neurons 6:30
3. Feed Me! 2:51
4. Just Another Alogism 4:17
5. Tastier Than Oranges 9:25
6. No Heavy Perfumes 2:06
7. How Do You Like Yours? 6:14
8. Fried or Roasted? 5:36
9. See Our Ad 2:16
10. Trepanation Trepidation 9:17
11. Psychopath in a Church 4:06
NoBusiness Records NBCD 121
Release year - 2019

Credits and release info

  • All compositions by Steve Swell (Steve Swell Music BMI), Robert Boston (Entropee Music ASCAP), Michael Vatcher
  • Recorded on August 16th, 2018 at Park West Studios, Brooklyn, New York by Jim Clouse
  • Mixed by Jim Clouse
  • Mastered by Arūnas Zujus at MAMAstudios
  • Liner notes by Ed Hazell
  • Photo by Peter Gannushkin / DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET
  • Design by Oskaras Anosovas

Reviews and articles


Dusty Groove - 

We sometimes forget the power of Steve Swell on trombone – then along comes a record like this, which helps us remember all over again! Swell bursts out of the gate with this fantastically dirty tone – a way of rasping up his notes while still stating them with great focus – driven on by the powerful drums of Michael Vatcher, and peppered with shots on both piano and organ from Robert Boston – a trio that can come on with great power at some points, then hold open a more spacious gate to sound at others. Swell's tone is bracing and original throughout – and titles include "Psychopath In A Church Pew", "New Use For Old Neurons", "Brain In A Dish", "Just Another Alogism", "Tastier Than Oranges", and "Fried Or Roasted"

Brain in a Dish -

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