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Cosmologic traverses the broad terrain of creative jazz and improvised music, integrating high-energy playing, intense introspection, rich grooves, open textures, and collective alchemy. Central to the group's sound is a commitment to developing challenging and original compositions. While profoundly dedicated to improvisation, Cosmologic also performs complex pieces that are composed by an individual member and then transformed through extensive group work. This process often leads the quartet into complex musical landscapes, while drawing on the individual strengths of each member. With nearly a decade of experience together, Cosmologic continues to extend their repertoire of original music, in an ongoing search for new ideas. Cosmologic History Cosmologic was founded as a collective quartet in 1999, and still consists of the original four musicians

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Anthony Davis Ensemble Live at Dizzy's San Diego, February 20, 2011

Read "Anthony Davis Ensemble Live at Dizzy's San Diego, February 20, 2011" reviewed by Robert Bush

Anthony Davis EnsembleDizzy's, San DiegoSan Diego, CAFebruary 20, 2011 Composer and pianist Anthony Davis is a modern day renaissance man. Not only is he a master of multiple jazz disciplines, he also has composed several critically acclaimed operas. His classical works have often dealt with controversial subjects, such as Tania, ...

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Kristin Korb / Cosmologic with Anthony Davis at Conrad Prebys Recital Hall in San Diego

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Kristin Korb / Cosmologic with special guest Anthony DavisConrad Prebys Recital Hall, UCSDSan Diego, CAJanuary 22, 2011 UCSD's internationally heralded music department hosted concerts by returning alumni and faculty in a weeklong celebration of the program's many successes. Saturday night's affair featured singer/double-bassist Kristin Korb playing solo and the wonderful, ...

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Mark Dresser Quintet Live at Dizzy's, San Diego

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Mark Dresser QuintetDizzy'sSan Diego, CAOctober 10, 2010 Double bass virtuoso Mark Dresser is a player whose expertise in multiple genres defies categorization. His is the story of the student becoming the maestro. Growing up, he was inspired by rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix, and bassist/composer Charles Mingus, and he began his ...

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Theme for Darfur

Featuring the music of Cosmologic
Duration: 06:56

"Theme for Darfur," written by tenor saxophonist Jason Robinson and performed by Cosmologic, originally released on Eyes in the Back of My Head (Cuneiform Records, 2008). Featuring, in addition to Robinson, trombonist Michael Dessen, bassist Scott Walton, and drummer Nathan Hubbard. Recorded live at Winifred Smith Hall, UC Irvine May 31, 2008.
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Saxphonist Jason Robinson Interviewed at All About Jazz...and More!

Saxphonist Jason Robinson Interviewed at All About Jazz...and More!

Saxophonist Jason Robinson is alert and ready to work his place in the scheme of things, from jazz itself and music at large, to the existential particulars of philosophy. A supple technician with a penchant for abstract thought, he splices together different strains of theory and logic with combinatory takes on period, school and style. A ...

Eyes In The Back Of My Head

Label: Cuneiform Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: The Rumpus; Eyes in the Back of My Head; Dreams of an Alternate Future/Remembering the Past; Face in the Crowd; Code View; Theme for Darfur; The Apex is the Whole; We Kiss in a Shadow on the Other Side of This.

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Cosmologic: Eyes in the Back of my Head 

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Eyes in the Back of My Head è il quarto album a firma dei dei Cosmologic, organico di San Diego a leadership condivisa. Tutti i membri del quartetto, infatti, sono anche portatori di composizioni (ad eccezione, nello specifico di questo album, di Scott Walton), che la band sviluppa in modo unitario. La musica proposta è un ...

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Cosmologic: Eyes in the Back of My Head

Read "Eyes in the Back of My Head" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Where does one find one's muse? Jason Robinson (tenor saxophone), Michael Dessen (trombone), Scott Walton (bass) and Nathan Hubbard (drums), who band together as Cosmologic, found it in jazz, in improvised music, in classical tangents, and in their own palpitating imaginations. They have has been together since 1999 and have forged a strong bond over that ...

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Cosmologic: Eyes in the Back of My Head

Read "Eyes in the Back of My Head" reviewed by Troy Collins

In today's world of all-star studio sessions and endless collaborative side-projects, longstanding working bands are growing increasingly uncommon. Cosmologic is a splendid example of such a rarefied entity. Honing their tightly knit sound for almost a decade, the San Diego based acoustic quartet was formed in 1999 by tenor saxophonist Jason Robinson, trombonist Michael Dessen, bassist ...


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