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03.03.10

THE COSMOSAMATICS

The Cosmosamatics : Live At Banlieues Bleues

March 10, 2003
Live at the salle Jacques Brel, Pantin, France

1. Avant Garde Destruct (Sonny Simmons) [7:22]
2. Quasar (Michael Marcus) [20:00]
3. 12 Seasons Of Love (Michael Marcus) [7:58]
4. Telergy (Michael Marcus) [24:28]
5. Aubade (Andrew Cyrille) [6:15]

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone
Michael Marcus : baritone saxophone, saxello
Tarus Mateen : bass
Andrew Cyrille : drums

producer : Michel Dorbon

 

03.03.24-25

THE COSMOSAMATICS

The Cosmosamatics : Magnitudes

March 24 & 25, 2003
Mu Rec, Milano, Italy

1. Uugmoanius (Michael Marcus) [4:04]
2. Avant Garde Destruct - take 1 (Sonny Simmons) [6:54]
3. Thank U Bird - take 1 (Michael Marcus) [4:24]
4. Tonal Magnitudes - take 1 (Sonny Simmons) [6:11]
5. 12 Seasons Of Love (Michael Marcus) [4:27]
6. Telergy (Michael Marcus) [5:06]
7. Tonal Magnitudes - take 2 (Sonny Simmons) [4:01]
8. Urban Nitemare (Michael Marcus) [7:44]
9. Thank U Bird - take 2 (Michael Marcus) [3:13]
10. Avant Garde Destruct - take 2 (Sonny Simmons) [6:42]
11. 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) [5:03]

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone
Michael Marcus : baritone saxophone, saxello, bass clarinet
Tarus Mateen : acoustic and electric bass
Jay Rosen : drums, percussion

producer : Flavio Bonandrini

 

03.07.20

RENEGADE SOCIETY

Sonny Simmons, Brandon Evans, Renegade Society : The Internal Renegade Society NYC 2003 vol.1 : CBGB

July 20, 2003
Live at CBGB Underground, NYC, USA

1. Global Prayer (Sonny Simmons) [19:07]
2. Congo Call (Prince Lasha/Sonny Simmons) [20:53]
3. Pannonica (Thelonious Monk) [5:27]

Sonny Simmons : English horn, alto saxophone
Brandon Evans : tenor saxophone
Shanir Blumenkranz : bass
Andrew Barker : drums, percussions

producer : Brandon Evans

 

03.09.05

RENEGADE SOCIETY

Sonny Simmons, Brandon Evans, Renegade Society : The Internal Renegade Society NYC 2003 vol.2 : Live At The Bowery Poetry Club

September 5, 2003
Live at The Bowery Poetry Club, NYC, USA

1. The Internal (+ Too Late For Tears) (Sonny Simmons) [25:00]
2. American Jungle Theme (Sonny Simmons) ** [14:25]
3. ’Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) [4:29]

Sonny Simmons : English horn, alto saxophone
Brandon Evans : tenor saxophone
Shanir Blumenkranz : bass
Mike Pride : drums, percussions

producer : Brandon Evans

04.00.00

SONNY SIMMONS

2004
Paris, France

1. Lost Love (Jeff Ryan/Sonny Simmons) [10:43]
2. Le Bayou Hop (Sonny Simmons) [6:15]
3. 'Dem Blues (Sonny Simmons) [1:39]
4. Beauté Non-Dite (Sonny Simmons) [4:15]

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone
Jeff Ryan : guitar

producer : François Lunel

04.03.09

SONNY SIMMONS/JEFFREY HAYDEN SHURDUT

Sonny Simmons and Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut : The Future Is Ancient     Sonny Simmons and Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut : The Future Is Ancient

March 9, 2004
T.H.E. FMA Studio, NYC, USA

Original release :

Frontier Music Composition : The Future Is Ancient Suite (Sonny Simmons/Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut) ** :
1. [7:56]
2. [5:52]
3. [3:33]
4. [1:11]
5. [1:25]
6. [11:39]

Reissue :

1. [7:37] = #1 of the original release. New sax part. Introduction and end abridged.
2. [3:34] = #3 of the original release.
3. [1:04]
4. [1:20] = #5 of the original release.
5. [2:04]
6. [4:50] = #2 of the original release. Remixed. Several parts of the original edited.
7. [10:32] = #6 of the original release. Remixed. Different ending.

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone
Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut : guitar, amplifier, indian chimes, computer editing, « select software programs on track #1 only »

 

04.04.29

THE COSMOSAMATICS

The Cosmosamatics : Reeds & Birds

April 29, 2004
Live at the Katsan Club, Prague, Czech Republic

1. Avant Garde Destruct (Sonny Simmons) [24:36]

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone, English horn, vocals
Michael Marcus : tenor saxophone, saxello, bass clarinet
Jay Rosen : drums

producers : Sonny Simmons and Michael Marcus

04.09.09

THE COSMOSAMATICS

September 9, 2004
Velvet Swan Recording, NYC, USA

1. Intoxicating Galaxies (Clifford Barbaro/Michael Marcus/Sonny Simmons) [1:38]
2. Cheryl (take 1) (Charlie Parker) [4:21]
3. Drifting On A Reed (Charlie Parker) [3:19]
4. 49th Street Stomp (Michael Marcus) [8:38]
5. Ballad Medley :
   a) Autumn In New York (Vernon Duke) /
   b) In A Sentimental Mood (Duke Ellington) [5:21]
6. Bird Feathers (Charlie Parker) [3:53]
7. Cheryl (take 2) (Charlie Parker) [5:14]

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone, English horn, vocals
Michael Marcus : tenor saxophone, saxello, bass clarinet
Clifford Barbaro : drums

producers : Sonny Simmons and Michael Marcus

 

04.11.13

THE COSMOSAMATICS

The Cosmosamatics : Zetrons

November 13, 2004
Live at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1. Mingus Mangus (Sonny Simmons) [11:32]
2. Serene (Eric Dolphy) [5:38]

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone, English horn
Michael Marcus : tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Masa Kamaguchi : bass
Jay Rosen : drums

producer : Michael Marcus

 

04.11.22

THE COSMOSAMATICS

November 22, 2004
Live at Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria

1. 12 Seasons Of Love (Sonny Simmons) [8:36]

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone, English horn
Michael Marcus : tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Masa Kamaguchi : bass
Jay Rosen : drums

producer : Michael Marcus

 

04.11.25

THE COSMOSAMATICS

November 25, 2004
Live at Alchemia, Krakov, Poland

1. Crossroads Out (Sonny Simmons) [9:54]
2. Road Dogg (Michael Marcus) [7:41]
3. Shining Winds (Michael Marcus) [6:38]
4. Harmonious Beautious (Michael Marcus) [7:02]
5. Dance Of The Zetrons (Michael Marcus) [8:52]

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone, English horn
Michael Marcus : tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Masa Kamaguchi : bass
Jay Rosen : drums

producer : Michael Marcus

 

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