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Artists :

homeboy music, our co-producer :

Michael Marcus :

Bobby Few :

Charlie Collins :

Bert Wilson :

Juma Sultan (Juma's Archive) :

Art Lewis :

Vince Wallace, Oakland jazz legend and friend of Sonny Simmons :

Anthony Braxton (Braxton House) :

Denis Charles :

Makanda Ken McIntyre :

Where to find Sonny Simmons stuff ? Record companies and stores :

The Downtown Music Gallery :
Bruce Lee Gallanter strongly supports Sonny Simmons’ releases ; check his excellent reviews in DMG’s catalog.

Touché Records, home of the dedicated producer James Bronson, Jr. :

FMO (Dr. Wheelz’ Archives), home of sax legend Bert Wilson :

Jazzaway Records :, on-line store at

Not Two Records :

Arhoolie :

Disques Futura et Marge :

CIMP : (Cadence also distributes Global Jungle and Jeff Shurdut’s productions)

Fantasy Inc. :


Soul Note :

Boxholder :, products available at The Jazz Loft :

Parallactic is housed by Cafépress :

Drimala : (OK, no Simmons stuff, but one of the coolest album Michael Marcus ever produced, and a bio of Michael).

Ayler Records :

Polish Jazz Network sells the Not Two albums : Sonny Simmons and the Cosmosamatics can count on a strong base of dedicated fans in Eastern Europe (especially Poland) and Scandinavia.

Une info utile pour les fans parisiens : les volumes du Sonny Simmons Archives Project sont en vente chez Jussieu Jazz, 5 rue Guy de la Brosse, 75005 PARIS (métro Jussieu).

Photos :

Jazz Passion (, the late Dr. Gilbert Maurisson’ work of love, is still maintained by the dedicated Christian Boullangier. Incredible and exclusive photos available at

Daniel Lebée, who provided some of the fine pictures on the homepage, has his own website. Don’t forget to check it at

Downtown Music :

Discographies, methodology :

David Wild's Wildplace at includes a great discography of John Coltrane :

Rick Lopez’s sessionographies, gigographies and discographies (Sam Rivers, David S. Ware, William Parker, A.R. Penck…) at the Whole Shebang :

George Scala’s discographies (Billy Bang, Ed Blackwell, Bobby Few, Milford Graves, David Izenzon, Jeanne Lee, Frank Lowe, Charles Moffett, Sunny Murray, Roswell Rudd, Alan Silva, Sirone, Frank Wright…) at Free Jazz Research :

Jason Hook’s Cecil Taylor Online Sessionography at

Karl-Michael Schneider’s discography of Marion Brown at

Joe Moudry’s discography of Sun Ra at Saturn Web : Sun Ra, The Arkestra & Free Jazz :

Johann Haidenbauer’s List of issued records by Don Cherry at RoJac (Robert’s Jazz Corner) :

Pelle Kassman’s Don Cherry unofficial & unissued recordings at

Vincent Bessière’s Bebop, hard bop and beyond... recherches sur l'histoire du jazz :

Jason Guthartz’ discography of Anthony Braxton at Restructures, Creative Music Forum :

Forums : : Extremely insightful...

Organissimo Jazz Forums - The place to discuss the band, jazz, and more!

All About Jazz’ Jazz Bulletin Board :

General resources and interviews :

Red Scott Yanow’s excellent reviews at All-Music Guide (AMG) :

Various interviews with Sonny Simmons and Michael Marcus at All About Jazz :

Jazz Weekly (Creative Music and Other Forms of Avant-Garde) at Notably the “A Fireside Chat with” series has a famous Sonny Simmons interview.

Jazzmatazz, the best place to find information on upcoming CD's and useful links :

Improjazz :

Taran’s Free Jazz Hour :

Crossnotes, excellent annuaire français (french, but include links to english-speaking websites) :

Diapazon (polish website) :

Some friends :

Qbico (hi EP!) :

Gene Janas and his various and wonderful free-jazz friends : and Keep rockin' guys.

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