Steve Coleman Catalog

1985 (age 29)

Steve Coleman Group - Motherland Pulse  (JMT Productions (G) JMT 850001)

Steve Coleman, alto sax; Geri Allen, piano; Lonnie Plaxico, bass; Marvin "Smitty" Smith, drums #1-4,6-8; with special guests: Graham Haynes, trumpet #3,5; Mark Johnson, drums #5; Cassandra Wilson, vocals #5.
ERAS Studio, NYC, March, 1985
1.Irate Blues
2.Another Level
3.Cud Ba-Rith
4.Wights Waits For Weights
5.No Good Time Fairies
6.On This
7.The Glide Was In The Ride
8.Motherland Pulse
** also issued on JMT Productions (G) JMT 852001; Winter & Winter (G) 919 001-2.

1986 (age 30)

Steve Coleman And Five Elements - On The Edge Of Tomorrow  (JMT Productions (G) JMT 860005)

Graham Haynes, trumpet; Steve Coleman, alto sax, vocals, backing vocals; Geri Allen, synthesizer; Kelvyn Bell, electric guitar #1-7,9-12, vocals #8; Kevin Bruce Harris, electric bass, backing vocals; Mark Johnson, drums #1,2,4-10,12, percussion #3,11; Marvin "Smitty" Smith, percussion, backing vocals #1,2,4-10,12, drums #3,11; Cassandra Wilson, vocals, backing vocals.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, January, 1986
1.Fire Revisited
2.Fat Lay Back
3.I'm Going Home
4.It Is Time
5.(In Order To Perform) A More Perfect Union
6.Little One I'll Miss You
7.T-T-Tim
8.Metaphysical Phunktion
9.Nine To Five
10.Stone Bone (Can't Go Wrong)
11.Almost There
12.Change The Guard
** also issued on JMT Productions (G) JMT 862005; Winter & Winter (G) 919 005-2.

Steve Coleman And Five Elements - On The Edge Of Tomorrow  (JMT Productions (G) JMT 862005)

Graham Haynes, trumpet; Steve Coleman, alto sax, vocals, backing vocals; Geri Allen, synthesizer; Kelvyn Bell, electric guitar; Kevin Bruce Harris, electric bass, backing vocals; Mark Johnson, drums; Marvin "Smitty" Smith, percussion, backing vocals; Cassandra Wilson, vocals, backing vocals.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, January, 1986
Profile Man
** reissue of JMT Productions (G) JMT 860005 + 1 bonus track.

Steve Coleman And Five Elements - World Expansion (By The M-Base Neophyte)  (JMT Productions (G) JMT 870010)

Graham Haynes, trumpet; Robin Eubanks, trombone, backing vocals; Steve Coleman, alto sax, vocals; Geri Allen, keyboards, piano; Kelvyn Bell, electric guitar; Kevin Bruce Harris, electric bass, backing vocals; Mark Johnson, drums; D.K. Dyson, vocals #1,5,6,11,13; Cassandra Wilson, vocals #3,4,9; with Jimmy Cozier Jr., vocals #2; Malik Cozier, Kelana Jackson, Tameka Jackson, backing vocals #2.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, November, 1986
1.Desperate Move
2.Stone Bone Jr.
3.Mad Monkey
4.Dream State
5.Tang Lung
6.Yo Ho
7.And They Partied...
8.In The Park
9.Just A Funky Old Song
10.Urilai Thrane
11.To Perpetuate The Funk
12.Koshine Koji
13.Tlydor's Bane
** also issued on JMT Productions (G) JMT 872010. Winter & Winter (G) 919 010-2 entitled "World Expansion".

Steve Coleman And Five Elements - World Expansion (By The M-Base Neophyte)  (JMT Productions (G) JMT 872010)

Graham Haynes, trumpet; Robin Eubanks, trombone, backing vocals; Steve Coleman, alto sax, vocals; Geri Allen, keyboards, piano; Kelvyn Bell, electric guitar; Kevin Bruce Harris, electric bass, backing vocals; Mark Johnson, drums.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, November, 1986
Park (Pt. II)
Fire Theme (Intro)
** reissue of JMT Productions (G) JMT 870010 + 2 bonus tracks.

1987

Steve Coleman And Five Elements - Sine Die  (PANGAEA (E) 461159 1)

Graham Haynes, trumpet; Robin Eubanks, trombone; Steve Coleman, alto sax; James Weidman, piano, keyboards; David Gilmore, guitar; Kevin Bruce Harris, electric bass; Marvin "Smitty" Smith, drums, percussion; Cassandra Wilson, lead vocals; with special guests: Greg Osby, alto sax #6; Branford Marsalis, tenor sax #1; Gary Thomas, tenor sax #5,6; Jimmy Cozier, baritone sax #6; Geri Allen, keyboards #1; Lonnie Plaxico, acoustic bass #3.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, December, 1987-January, 1988
1.Destination
2.Cinema Saga
3.Soul Melange
4.Circle C
5.Proteus
6.Passage
7.First Sunrise
8.Ur-Beat
9.Dark To Light
10.Profile Man
11.Proteus Revamp
** also issued on PANGAEA (E) PEA 461159 2, (US) PAN-42150, (US) PAND-42150.

1990

Steve Coleman And Five Elements - Rhythm People (The Resurrection Of Creative Black Civilization)  (Novus 3092-1-N)

Steve Coleman, alto sax, vocals; James Weidman, piano, keyboards; David Gilmore, guitar, guitar synthesizer; Reggie Washington, electric bass #1,3,4,6-10; Marvin "Smitty" Smith, drums, percussion; with special guests: Robin Eubanks, trombone #2,4,6,7,10; Dave Holland, acoustic bass #2,5-7; Cassandra Wilson, vocals #10.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, February, 1990
1.Rhythm People
2.Blues Shifting
3.No Conscience
4.Neutral Zone
5.Ain't Goin' Out Like That
6.Step'n
7.Dangerous
8.Ice Movies
9.The Posse
10.Armageddon (Cold-Blood-Ed)
** also issued on Novus 3092-2-N.

Steve Coleman And Five Elements - Black Science  (Novus 3119-1-N)

Steve Coleman, alto sax; James Weidman, piano, keyboards; David Gilmore, guitar, guitar synthesizer; Reggie Washington, electric bass; Marvin "Smitty" Smith, drums, percussion; with special guests: Dave Holland, acoustic bass #2,4,5; Cassandra Wilson, vocals #1,4,5; Najma Akhtar, vocals #7; Dave Mills, voice #7.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, December, 1990
1.The X Format
2.Twister
3.Turbulence
4.Beyond All We Know
5.A Vial Of Calm
6.Black Phonemics
7.Ghost Town
8.Magneto
9.Cross-Fade
10.Black Phonemics (Reprise)
** also issued on Novus 3119-2-N.

1991

Steve Coleman And Dave Holland - Phase Space  (DIW (J) DIW-865)

Steve Coleman, alto sax; Dave Holland, acoustic bass.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, January, 1991
Ah-Leu-Cha
Dream Of The Elders
Syzygy
Straight Ahead
In Brief
Prescience
Cud Ba-Rith
Little Girl I'll Miss You
See Saw

Steve Coleman - Rhythm In Mind  (Novus 01241 63125-2)

Kenny Wheeler, trumpet, flugelhorn; Steve Coleman, alto sax; Von Freeman, tenor sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Kevin Eubanks, guitar; Dave Holland, bass; Ed Blackwell, drums; Marvin "Smitty" Smith, drums, percussion.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, April 29, 1991
Slipped Again
Left Of Center
Sweet Dawn
Pass It On
Vet Blues
Zec
Afterthoughts

1992

Steve Coleman And Five Elements - Drop Kick  (Novus 01241 63144-2)

Steve Coleman, alto sax #1,3-11, alto sax, piano #2; Andy Milne, piano, keyboards; James Weidman, piano, keyboards #1,3,7,9,10; David Gilmore, guitar, guitar synthesizer; Reggie Washington, electric bass #1,3,5,7-11; Marvin "Smitty" Smith, drums, percussion #1,3,5,7-10, percussion #4,11; with special guests: Don Byron, clarinet, bass clarinet #1,7; Greg Osby, alto sax #6,11; Lance Bryant, tenor sax #1,7; Meshell Johnson, bass #2,6,11; Camille Gainer, drums #2,6,11; Michael Wimberley, percussion #1,4,7,9; Cassandra Wilson, vocals #4.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, January, 1992
1.Ramses
2.Drop Kick
3.Terra Nova
4.The Journeyman
5.Simbius Web
6.Dead Drop
7.Tschanz
8.Contemplation
9.Shift On The Fly
10.Bates Motel
11.Z Train

1993

Steve Coleman And Five Elements - The Tao Of Mad Phat <Fringe Zones>  (Novus 01241 63160-2)

Steve Coleman, alto sax #1,3-11, alto sax, piano #2; Andy Milne, piano, keyboards #1,3-9,11; David Gilmore, guitar, guitar synthesizer #1-7,9-11; Reggie Washington, electric bass #1-7,9; Oliver Gene Lake Jr., drums, percussion; with special guests: Roy Hargrove, trumpet #10; Josh Roseman, trombone #10; Kenny Davis, acoustic bass #8,10; Matthew Garrison, electric bass #10; Junior "Gabu" Wedderburn, percussion #8,10.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, May 6, 7 & 23, 1993
1.The Tao Of Mad Phat
2.Alt-Shift-Return
3.Collective Meditations I (Suite): Changing Of The Guard
4.Collective Meditations I (Suite): Guards On The Train
5.Collective Meditations I (Suite): Relax Your Guard
6.Collective Meditations I (Suite): All The Guards There Are
7.Collective Meditations I (Suite): Enter The Rhythm (People)
8.Incantation
9.Laid Back Schematics
10.Polymad Nomads
11.Little Girl On Fire (From Little Girl I'll Miss You And Fire Revisited)

1994

Steve Coleman And Metrics - A Tale Of 3 Cities, The EP  (Novus 01241 63180-2)

Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Steve Coleman, alto sax; Ravi Coltrane, tenor sax; Andy Milne, piano; Reggie Washington, electric bass; Gene Lake, drums; Michael Wimberly, percussion; with Najma Akhtar, vocals #5; Sub Zero, rap; Utasi, rap #1,3-6; Kokayi, Shahliek, rap #2-6; Black Thought, rap #5.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, May-June, 1994
1.Be Bop
2.I Am Who I Am
3.Science
4.Get Open
5.Slow Burn
6.Left To Right

Steve Coleman And Five Elements - Def Trance Beat (Modalities Of Rhythm)  (Novus 01241 63181-2)

Steve Coleman, alto sax; Andy Milne, piano, keyboards; Reggie Washington, electric bass #1-4,6-10; Gene Lake, drums, percussion; with special guests: Ravi Coltrane, tenor sax #1,3,5; Craig Handy, tenor sax #8; Matthew Garrison, electric bass #5; Kwe Yao Agyapan, bongos, congas, djembe, djun djun #1,5; Ronnie Roc, bongos, talking drum #5; Michael Wimberly, djembe, cowbell #1,5; Jalal Sharriff, djun djun #5.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, June 14-17, 1994
1.Flint
2.Verifiable Pedagogy (From Pedagogy And Confirmation)
3.Dogon
4.Multiplicity Of Approaches (The African Way Of Knowing)
5.The Khu (Divine Will)
6.Pad Thai
7.Jeannine's Sizzling (From Fire Revisited And Jeannine I Dream Of Lilac Time)
8.Patterns Of Force
9.The Mantra (Intonation Of Power)
10.Salt Peanuts

1995

Steve Coleman And The Mystic Rhythm Society - Myths, Modes And Means - Recorded Live At The Hot Brass 24-29 March 1995  (BMG (G) 74321 31692 2)

Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Steve Coleman, alto sax; Andy Milne, piano, keyboards; Reggie Washington, bass; Gene Lake, drums; with Vijay Iyer, keyboards; Miya Masaoka, koto; Josh Jones, percussion; Ramesh Shotham, India percussion; Laila, dance; Yassir Chadly, vocals, percussion; Kokayi, rap.
"Hot Brass Club", Paris, France, March 24 & 25, 1995
Mystic Dub
Finger Of God
The Initiate
Madras
Song Of The Beginnings
Numerology
Transits
** part of BMG (G) 74321 31691 2.

Steve Coleman And Five Elements - Curves Of Life - Recorded Live At The Hot Brass 24-29 March 1995  (BMG (G) 74321 31693 2)

Steve Coleman, alto sax; Andy Milne, piano, keyboards; Reggie Washington, bass; Gene Lake, drums; special guest: David Murray, tenor sax #2,7; with Sub Zero, rap #2,7; Black Indian, Koyaki, rap #7.
"Hot Brass Club", Paris, France, March 24 & 29, 1995
1.Multiplicity Of Approaches (The African Way Of Knowing)
2.Country Bama
3.The Streets
4.Round Midnight
5.Drop Kick Live
6.The Gypsy
7.I'm Burnin Up (Fire Theme)
** part of BMG (G) 74321 31691 2.

Steve Coleman And Metrics - The Way Of The Cipher - Recorded Live At The Hot Brass 24-29 March 1995  (BMG (G) 74321 31690 2)

Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Steve Coleman, alto sax; Andy Milne, piano, keyboards; Reggie Washington, bass; Gene Lake, drums; Josh Jones, percussion; Laila, dance; with Black Indian, Kokayi, Sub Zero, rap.
"Hot Brass Club", Paris, France, March 26 & 28, 1995
Freestyle
Fast Lane
Slow Lane
S-Ludes
Black Genghis
Chaos (Tech Jump)
Hyped
Laxed & Warped
Night Breed
** part of BMG (G) 74321 31691 2.

1996 (age 40)

Steve Coleman And The Mystic Rhythm Society In Collaboration With AfroCuba De Matanzas - The Sign And The Seal  (BMG France (F) 74321407272)

Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Steve Coleman, alto sax; Ravi Coltrane, tenor sax; Andy Milne, piano; Anthony Tidd, bass; Oliver Gene Lake, drums; Josh Jones, claves; with AfroCuba De Matanzas: vocals: Francisco Zamora Chirino (Minini), lead vocals, leader; + chorus: Maria Delores Perez Herrera, Sara Gobes Villamil (Mima), Luis Cancino Morales, chorus; + percussions: Francisco Enrique Mesa Cespedes, itotelee; Ramon Garcia Perez (Sandy), iya; Pedro Aballi Torriente (Regalao), kata; Reynaldo Gobes Villamil (Naldo), okonkolo; Ramses Zamora Molina, quinto.
Estudio Egrem, Havana, Cuba, February 21-23, 1996;
additional recording: Studio Acousti, Paris, France, March 20, 1996
The Diurnal Lord (For Agayu)
add Kokayi, rap.
The Seal (Elekoto For Agayu)
Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Steve Coleman, alto sax; Yosvany Terry Cabrera, Ravi Coltrane, tenor sax; Andy Milne, piano; Anthony Tidd, bass; Oliver Gene Lake, drums; Josh Jones, claves; with AfroCuba De Matanzas: vocals: Francisco Zamora Chirino (Minini), lead vocals, leader; + chorus: Maria Delores Perez Herrera, Sara Gobes Villamil (Mima), Luis Cancino Morales, chorus; + percussions: Francisco Enrique Mesa Cespedes, itotelee; Ramon Garcia Perez (Sandy), iya; Reynaldo Gobes Villamil (Naldo), okonkolo.
Passage Of The River (For Oshun)
Steve Coleman, alto sax; Anthony Tidd, bass; Oliver Gene Lake, drums; Marivaldo Dos Santos, djembe; Rosangela Silvestre, lead vocals; Kokayi, rap; with AfroCuba De Matanzas: percussions: Ramon Garcia Perez (Sandy), congas; Luis Cancino Morales, claves.
Oya Natureza
Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Steve Coleman, alto sax; Ravi Coltrane, tenor sax; Andy Milne, piano; Anthony Tidd, bass; Oliver Gene Lake, drums; Josh Jones, ekon/erikunde; with AfroCuba De Matanzas: vocals: Francisco Enrique Mesa Cespedes, lead vocals; + chorus: Ramses Zamora Molina, Luis Cancino Morales, Reynaldo Gobes Villamil (Naldo), Pedro Aballi Torriente (Regalao), Ramon Garcia Perez (Sandy), chorus; Francisco Zamora Chirino (Minini), chorus, leader; + percussions: Ramon Garcia Perez (Sandy), banco enchimilla; Reynaldo Gobes Villamil (Naldo), binkome; Pedro Aballi Torriente (Regalao), kotchierima; Luis Cancino Morales, obiapa; Ramses Zamora Molina, obon palito; Roberto Vizcaino Guillot, percussion set solo.
Secretos Del Abacua
Steve Coleman, alto sax; Anthony Tidd, bass; Oliver Gene Lake, drums; Marivaldo Dos Santos, okonkolo; Rosangela Silvestre, lead vocals; with AfroCuba De Matanzas: percussions: Luis Cancino Morales, itotelee; Ramon Garcia Perez (Sandy), iya.
Saudade
Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Steve Coleman, alto sax; Ravi Coltrane, tenor sax; Andy Milne, piano; Anthony Tidd, bass; Oliver Gene Lake, drums; Josh Jones, 2nd claves; Kokayi, rap; with AfroCuba De Matanzas: vocals: Francisco Zamora Chirino (Minini), lead vocals, leader; + chorus: Maria Delores Perez Herrera, Sara Gobes Villamil (Mima), Luis Cancino Morales, chorus; + percussions: Pedro Aballi Torriente (Regalao), golpe congas; Reynaldo Gobes Villamil (Naldo), llamador congas; Francisco Enrique Mesa Cespedes, 1st claves; Ramon Garcia Perez (Sandy), cajon; Ramses Zamora Molina, kata; Roberto Vizcaino Guillot, percussion set solo.
The Metamorphosis Of Amalia
Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Steve Coleman, alto sax; Ravi Coltrane, tenor sax; Andy Milne, piano; Anthony Tidd, bass; Oliver Gene Lake, drums; Josh Jones, claves; Kokayi, rap; with AfroCuba De Matanzas: vocals: Sara Gobes Villamil (Mima), lead vocals; + chorus: Maria Delores Perez Herrera, Luis Cancino Morales, chorus; Francisco Zamora Chirino (Minini), chorus, leader; + percussions: Luis Cancino Morales, itotelee; Francisco Enrique Mesa Cespedes, iya; Ramses Zamora Molina, kata; Reynaldo Gobes Villamil (Naldo), okonkolo; Pedro Aballi Torriente (Regalao), quinto; Ramon Garcia Perez (Sandy), tumbadoras.
The Mystery Of Seven (The Guaganco In Progression): Prologue
The Mystery Of Seven (The Guaganco In Progression): Guaganco
The Mystery Of Seven (The Guaganco In Progression): Abacua / Obatala
The Mystery Of Seven (The Guaganco In Progression): Son
The Mystery Of Seven (The Guaganco In Progression): Abacua / Obatala
The Mystery Of Seven (The Guaganco In Progression): Montuno
The Mystery Of Seven (The Guaganco In Progression): Epilogue

1997

Steve Coleman - Genesis & The Opening Of The Way  (BMG France (F) 74321529342)

Steve Coleman, alto sax; Andy Milne, piano; David Gilmore, guitar; Regg Washington, acoustic bass; David Dyson, electric bass; Sean Rickman, drums; Miguel "Anga" Diaz Zayas, percussion; Rosangela Silvestre, dance.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, March 7-10, 1997;
additional recording: Studio Acousti, Paris, France, November 18, 1996
Law Of Balance
Pi
First Cause
Wheel Of Nature
Rite Of Passage
Regeneration
Organic Movement
The Law
Fortitude And Chaos
Seti I
Polar Shift
Third Dynasty
Ralph Alessi, Shane Endsley, Nabate Isles, trumpet; Tim Albright, Andre Atkins, Jamal Haynes, George Lewis, Josh Roseman, trombone; Steve Coleman, Greg Osby, alto sax; Yosvany Terry Cabrera, Aaron Stewart, Greg Tardy, tenor sax; Ravi Coltrane, tenor, soprano sax; Elektra Kurtis-Stewart, Marlene Rice, violin; Judith Insell, viola; Nioka Workman, cello; Andy Milne, piano #1-6,8; Vijay Iyer, keyboards #7; David Gilmore, guitar; Kenny Davis, Regg Washington, bass; Sean Rickman, drums #1-5,7; Gene Lake, drums #6,8; Miguel "Anga" Diaz Zayas, congas; Barbaro Ramos Aldazabar, claves; Josh Jones, okonkolo; Luis Cancino Morales, itotelee, congas; Ramon Garcia Perez, iya, congas.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, April 24-27 & June 9, 10 & 18, 1997
1.Day One
2.Day Two
3.Day Three
4.Day Four
5.Day Five
6.Day Six
7.Day Seven
8.Awareness

1998

Steve Coleman And Five Elements - The Sonic Language Of Myth  (BGM 74321 64123 2)

Steve Coleman, alto sax; Anthony Tidd, electric bass #1,5-7; Sean Rickman, drums #1-3,5-7; Miguel "Anga" Diaz, percussion #1-3,5-7; Rosangela Silvestre, vocals #5; with special guests: Ralph Alessi, trumpet #1,3,7; Shane Endsley, trumpet #2,5,6; Tim Albright, trombone #1-4,7; Craig Handy, tenor sax #1; Ravi Coltrane, tenor sax #2-5; Todd Reynolds, violin #1,2,5-7; Mary Rowell, violin #1,2,7; Sara Parkins, violin #5,6; David Gold, viola #1,2,5-7; Dorothy Lawson, cello #1,2,5-7; Stefon Harris, vibes #3; Vijay Iyer, piano #5,6; Robert Mitchell, piano #7; Jason Moran, piano #1,3, keyboards #7; Regg Washington, acoustic bass #1,2,6,7, electric bass #3; Karen McVoy, soprano vocals #2,6; Jeanne Ricks, alto vocals #2,6; Eugene Palmore, tenor vocals #2,6; Erik Charlston, baritone vocals #2,5,6.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, April 6-11, 1998
1.Precession
2.Maat
3.The Twelve Powers
4.The Gate
5.Seth
6.Ausar (Reincarnation)
7.Heru (Redemption)

1999

Steve Coleman And Five Elements - The Ascension To Light  (BMG France (F) 74321742192)

Ralph Alessi, Shane Endsley, trumpet; Steve Coleman, alto sax, claves, Chinese gong, vocals; Gary Thomas, tenor sax; Vijay Iyer, piano; David Gilmore, guitar; Anthony Tidd, bass; Sean Rickman, drums; Gregoire Maret, harmonica; Thomas Goodwin, philosophy; Min Xiao-Fen, pipa; Cassandra Wilson, Sophia Wong, vocals; Imani Winds: Jeff Scott, French horn; Valerie Coleman, flute, piccolo; Toyin Spellman, oboe; Monica Ellis, bassoon; Mariam Adam, clarinet.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, February 21-24, April 25 & June 22, 1999
Reciprocity
Embryo
The 42 Assessors
Urban
Instantaneous
Obscurity
Cud Ba-Rith Redraft
Polarity And Equilibrium In A Fluid
Treading Water

2001

Steve Coleman And Five Elements - Resistance Is Futile  (Label Bleu (F) LBLC 6643/44)

Ambrose Akinmusire, Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet; Steve Coleman, alto sax, vocals; Andy Milne, piano, keyboards; Anthony Tidd, bass; Sean Rickman, drums; Jesus Diaz, percussion, vocals; with guest: Geoffroy De Masure, trombone.
"Le Jam Club", Montpellier, France, July 12 & 13, 2001
Wheel Of Nature
Beyond All We Know
9 To 5
Change The Guard
Ah-Leu-Cha
Law Of Balance / Figit Time
same session.
Resistance Is Futile (Limitation)
Hits / Straight, No Chaser
Easy Living
Urban
Flint
Pad Thai
Straight Ahead
Reflex

2002

Steve Coleman And Five Elements - Alternate Dimension Series I  (M-Base Concepts 001)

Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet; Steve Coleman, alto sax; Regg Washington, acoustic bass; James Genus, acoustic bass #1,4,5,7,8; Anthony Tidd, electric bass #2,3,6; Gene Lake, drums #1,4,5,7,8; Sean Rickman, drums #2,3,6; Yosvany Terry, claves; Pedro Martinez, percussion.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, March 13 & 14, 2002
1.Common Law
2.Cycle Of Absolute Dominants
3.Ascending Numeration
4.Reflection Upon Two Worlds
5.Octagonal Dance Abstract
6.Ascending Numeration (alternate take)
7.Common Law (alternate take 1)
8.Common Law (alternate take 2)

Steve Coleman And Five Elements - On The Rising Of The 64 Paths  (Label Bleu (F) LBLC 6653)

Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet; Malik Mezzadri, flute, vocals; Steve Coleman, alto sax; Reggie Washington, acoustic bass; Anthony Tidd, electric bass; Sean Rickman, drums.
Studio GH Evans, Amiens, France, March 31 & April 1, 2002
64 Path Bindings
Mist And Counterpoise
Call For Transformation
The Movement In Self
Dizzy Atmosphere
Eight Base Probing
Dizzy Atmosphere (alternate take)
Fire Revisited

2003

Steve Coleman And Five Elements - Lucidarium  (Label Bleu (F) LBLC 6673)

Ralph Alessi, Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet; Dana Leong, trombone, cello; Steve Coleman, alto sax, claves; Ravi Coltrane, tenor sax; Gregoire Maret, harmonica; Mat Maneri, viola; Craig Taborn, piano, keyboards; Drew Gress, acoustic bass; Anthony Tidd, bass; Dafnis Prieto, drums; Yosvany Terry, shekere; Ramon Garcia Perez, percussion; Lorin Benedict, Judith Berkson, Theo Bleckmann, Kyoko Kitamura, Jen Shyu, vocals; Kokayi, vocals, MC.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, May 27-30, 2003
Ten Steppin' (Door To The Sixty)
Lucidarium (Beyond Doors)
Plagal Transitions
Meditations On Cardinal 137
Kabbalah
Beyond All We Know
Diasporatic Transitions I
Diasporatic Transitions II
Egypt To Crypts In Hieroglyphs
Perspicuity

2004

Steve Coleman And Five Elements - Weaving Symbolics  (Label Bleu (F) LBLC 6692/93)

Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet; Tim Albright, trombone; Malik Mezzadri, flute; Steve Coleman, alto sax; Jason Moran, piano; Nelson Veras, guitar; Sarah Murcia, Eric Revis, Anthony Tidd, Reggie Washington, bass; Marcus Gilmore, Jeff Watts, drums; Felipe Alexsandro, Nei Sacramento, Luciano Silva, percussion; Jen Shyu, vocals.
Groove Studio, Salvador, Brazil, June 24 & 25, 2004 & January 21 & 22, 2005;
Stoneway Studios, Brooklyn, NY, April 11 & May 12, 2004;
Tidd Studios, Philadelphia, PA, August 3, 2004;
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, May 18 & 31, 2005
Ritual - Solo (Aether)
Tehu Seven
Tetragrams / Astrology I
Circle Weaving Thirteen
Ritual - Duo (Water)
Gregorian
Unction
Triad Mutations II
Ritual - Trio (Air)
Li Bai / Astrology II
same session.
Triad Mutations I
Ritual - Trio (Earth)
Tehu Six
Glyphs In Motion
Triad Mutations III
Ritual - Septet (Fire)
Numerology
Trigrams / Astrology III
Circle Weaving Eleven
same session.
Conversations
Sous-Titres
Discographie
Credits
same session.
Little Willie Leaps
Sous-Titres
Liens Internet
Credits

2006 (age 50)

Steve Coleman And Five Elements - Harvesting Semblances And Affinities  (Pi Recordings PI33)

Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet; Tim Albright, trombone; Steve Coleman, alto sax; Thomas Morgan, bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums; Jen Shyu, vocals; with Marcus Gilmore, drums #5; Ramon Garcia Perez, percussion #5.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, October 19, 2006 & February 23, 2007
1.Attila 02 (Dawning Ritual)
2.Beba
3.Clouds
4.060706-2319 (Middle Of Water)
5.Flos Ut Rosa Floruit
6.Attila 04 (Closing Ritual)
7.Vernal Equinox 040320-0149 (Initiation)

2007

Steve Coleman And Five Elements - The Mancy Of Sound  (Pi Recordings PI38)

Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet; Tim Albright, trombone; Steve Coleman, alto sax; Thomas Morgan, bass; Marcus Gilmore, Tyshawn Sorey, drums; Ramon Garcia Perez, percussion; Jen Shyu, vocals.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, February 23 & July 25, 2007
Jan 18
Formation 1
Odu Ifa Suite: Fire-Ogbe
Odu Ifa Suite: Earth-Idi
Odu Ifa Suite: Air-Iwori
Odu Ifa Suite: Water-Oyeku
Formation 2
Noctiluca (Jan 11)

Steve Coleman - Invisible Paths - First Scattering  (Tzadik TZ 7621)

Steve Coleman, alto sax; Patricia Magalhaes, poems #8,16.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, March 28 & April 10, 2007
1.Ascending Numeration: Reformed
2.Shift
3.Possession Of Images
4.Negative Secondary
5.The Witness
6.Invisible Paths
7.Fundamental Disturbance I
8.Fecundation: 070118
9.Embodiment
10.Facing West
11.Clouds
12.Back At The Crib
13.Cardinal-Fixed-Mutable
14.Fundamental Disturbance II
15.Individualization
16.Fecundation: 070118 (Another View)

2012

Steve Coleman And Five Elements - Functional Arrhythmias  (Pi Recordings PI47)

Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet; Steve Coleman, alto sax; Miles Okazaki, guitar #2,6,8,10,11; Anthony Tidd, bass; Sean Rickman, drums.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, May 8 & 9, 2012;
Dolan Music Recording Studio, NYC, September 29 & 30, 2012
1.Sinews
2.Medulla-Vagus
3.Chemical Intuition
4.Cerebrum Crossover
5.Limbic Cry
6.Cardiovascular
7.Respiratory Flow
8.Irregular Heartbeats
9.Cerebellum Lean
10.Lymph Swag (Dance Of The Leukocytes)
11.Adrenal, Got Ghost
12.Assim-Elim
13.Hormone Trig
14.Snap-Sis