Steve Coleman Discography

1985 (age 29)

Steve Coleman Group

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 BluesJMT Productions (G) JMT 850001
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-
* JMT Productions (G) JMT 850001, JMT 852001; Winter & Winter (G) 919 001-2   Steve Coleman Group - Motherland Pulse

1986 (age 30)

Steve Coleman And Five Elements

Graham Haynes, trumpet; Steve Coleman, alto sax, vocals, backing vocals; Geri Allen, synthesizer; Kelvyn Bell, electric guitar #1-7,9-13, vocals #8; Kevin Bruce Harris, electric bass, backing vocals; Mark Johnson, drums #1,2,4-11,13, percussion #3,12; Marvin "Smitty" Smith, percussion, backing vocals #1,2,4-11,13, drums #3,12; Cassandra Wilson, vocals, backing vocals.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, January, 1986
1.Fire RevisitedJMT Productions (G) JMT 860005
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.Profile ManJMT Productions (G) JMT 862005; Winter & Winter (G) 919 005-2
11.Stone Bone (Can't Go Wrong)JMT Productions (G) JMT 860005
12.Almost There-
13.Change The Guard-
* JMT Productions (G) JMT 860005, JMT 862005; Winter & Winter (G) 919 005-2   Steve Coleman And Five Elements - On The Edge Of Tomorrow

Steve Coleman And Five Elements

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 MoveJMT Productions (G) JMT 870010
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-
14.Park (Pt. II)JMT Productions (G) JMT 872010; Winter & Winter (G) 919 010-2
15.Fire Theme (Intro)-
* JMT Productions (G) JMT 870010, JMT 872010   Steve Coleman And Five Elements - World Expansion (By The M-Base Neophyte)
= Winter & Winter (G) 919 010-2   Steve Coleman And Five Elements - World Expansion

1987

Steve Coleman And Five Elements

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.DestinationPANGAEA (E) 461159 1
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-
* PANGAEA (E) 461159 1, PEA 461159 2, (US) PAN-42150, (US) PAND-42150   Steve Coleman And Five Elements - Sine Die

1990

Steve Coleman And Five Elements

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 PeopleNovus 3092-1-N
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)-
* Novus 3092-1-N, 3092-2-N   Steve Coleman And Five Elements - Rhythm People (The Resurrection Of Creative Black Civilization)

Steve Coleman And Five Elements

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 FormatNovus 3119-1-N
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)-
* Novus 3119-1-N, 3119-2-N   Steve Coleman And Five Elements - Black Science

1991

Steve Coleman - Dave Holland Duo

Steve Coleman, alto sax; Dave Holland, acoustic bass.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, January, 1991
Ah-Leu-ChaDIW (J) DIW-865
Dream Of The Elders-
Syzygy-
Straight Ahead-
In Brief-
Prescience-
Cud Ba-Rith-
Little Girl I'll Miss You-
See Saw-
* DIW (J) DIW-865   Steve Coleman And Dave Holland - Phase Space

Steve Coleman Octet

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 AgainNovus 01241 63125-2
Left Of Center-
Sweet Dawn-
Pass It On-
Vet Blues-
Zec-
Afterthoughts-
* Novus 01241 63125-2   Steve Coleman - Rhythm In Mind

1992

Steve Coleman And Five Elements

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.RamsesNovus 01241 63144-2
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-
* Novus 01241 63144-2   Steve Coleman And Five Elements - Drop Kick

1993

Steve Coleman And Five Elements

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

1994

Steve Coleman And Metrics

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 BopNovus 01241 63180-2
2.I Am Who I Am-
3.Science-
4.Get Open-
5.Slow Burn-
6.Left To Right-
* Novus 01241 63180-2   Steve Coleman And Metrics - A Tale Of 3 Cities, The EP

Steve Coleman And Five Elements

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

1995

Steve Coleman And The Mystic Rhythm Society

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 DubBMG (G) 74321 31692 2
Finger Of God-
The Initiate-
Madras-
Song Of The Beginnings-
Numerology-
Transits-
* BMG (G) 74321 31692 2   Steve Coleman And The Mystic Rhythm Society - Myths, Modes And Means - Recorded Live At The Hot Brass 24-29 March 1995
= BMG (G) 74321 31691 2   Steve Coleman's Music Live In Paris - Recorded Live At The Hot Brass 24-29 March 1995

Steve Coleman And Five Elements

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)BMG (G) 74321 31693 2
2.Country Bama-
3.The Streets-
4.Round Midnight-
5.Drop Kick Live-
6.The Gypsy-
7.I'm Burnin Up (Fire Theme)-
* BMG (G) 74321 31693 2   Steve Coleman And Five Elements - Curves Of Life - Recorded Live At The Hot Brass 24-29 March 1995
= BMG (G) 74321 31691 2   Steve Coleman's Music Live In Paris - Recorded Live At The Hot Brass 24-29 March 1995

Steve Coleman And Metrics

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
FreestyleBMG (G) 74321 31690 2
Fast Lane-
Slow Lane-
S-Ludes-
Black Genghis-
Chaos (Tech Jump)-
Hyped-
Laxed & Warped-
Night Breed-
* BMG (G) 74321 31690 2   Steve Coleman And Metrics - The Way Of The Cipher - Recorded Live At The Hot Brass 24-29 March 1995
= BMG (G) 74321 31691 2   Steve Coleman's Music Live In Paris - Recorded Live At The Hot Brass 24-29 March 1995

1996 (age 40)

Steve Coleman And The Mystic Rhythm Society In Collaboration With AfroCuba De Matanzas

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

1997

Steve Coleman And Five Elements

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 BalanceBMG France (F) 74321529342
Pi-
First Cause-
Wheel Of Nature-
Rite Of Passage-
Regeneration-
Organic Movement-
The Law-
Fortitude And Chaos-
Seti I-
Polar Shift-
Third Dynasty-
* BMG France (F) 74321529342   Steve Coleman - Genesis & The Opening Of The Way

Steve Coleman And The Council Of Balance

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 OneBMG France (F) 74321529342
2.Day Two-
3.Day Three-
4.Day Four-
5.Day Five-
6.Day Six-
7.Day Seven-
8.Awareness-
* BMG France (F) 74321529342   Steve Coleman - Genesis & The Opening Of The Way

1998

Steve Coleman And Five Elements

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.PrecessionBGM 74321 64123 2
2.Maat-
3.The Twelve Powers-
4.The Gate-
5.Seth-
6.Ausar (Reincarnation)-
7.Heru (Redemption)-
* BGM 74321 64123 2   Steve Coleman And Five Elements - The Sonic Language Of Myth

1999

Steve Coleman And Five Elements

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
ReciprocityBMG France (F) 74321742192
Embryo-
The 42 Assessors-
Urban-
Instantaneous-
Obscurity-
Cud Ba-Rith Redraft-
Polarity And Equilibrium In A Fluid-
Treading Water-
* BMG France (F) 74321742192   Steve Coleman And Five Elements - The Ascension To Light

2001

Steve Coleman And Five Elements

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

2002

Steve Coleman And Five Elements

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

Steve Coleman And Five Elements

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 BindingsLabel Bleu (F) LBLC 6653
Mist And Counterpoise-
Call For Transformation-
The Movement In Self-
Dizzy Atmosphere-
Eight Base Probing-
Dizzy Atmosphere (alternate take)-
Fire Revisited-
* Label Bleu (F) LBLC 6653   Steve Coleman And Five Elements - On The Rising Of The 64 Paths

2003

Steve Coleman And Five Elements

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

2004

Steve Coleman And Five Elements

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

2006 (age 50)

Steve Coleman And Five Elements

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

2007

Steve Coleman And Five Elements

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 18Pi Recordings PI38
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)-
* Pi Recordings PI38   Steve Coleman And Five Elements - The Mancy Of Sound

Steve Coleman Solo

Steve Coleman, alto sax; Patricia Magalhaes, poems #8,16.
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, March 28 & April 10, 2007
1.Ascending Numeration: ReformedTzadik TZ 7621
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)-
* Tzadik TZ 7621   Steve Coleman - Invisible Paths - First Scattering

2012

Steve Coleman And Five Elements

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.SinewsPi Recordings PI47
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-
* Pi Recordings PI47   Steve Coleman And Five Elements - Functional Arrhythmias