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The Cosmosamatics: Jazz-Maalika

Label: SaptakJazz
Released: 2013
Track listing: Moroccan Dreams; Coltrane in Paradise; Myna Love Call; Hare Krishna; Lavender; Tikum Olam (Healing the World).

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

The Cosmosamatics: Jazz-Maalika

Read "The Cosmosamatics: Jazz-Maalika" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

Since their founding in 2002, the Cosmosamatics have been one of the most exciting groups in jazz. Spearheaded by twin souls Sonny Simmons and Michael Marcus, the band has thus far released nine recordings and one live DVD. Part of the Cosmosamatics' strength lies in their openness to new sounds and players, and over the years ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Duology + 2 at the London Jazz Festival

Read "Duology + 2 at the London Jazz Festival" reviewed by John Sharpe

Duology + 2 Cafe OtoLondonNovember, 13, 2009 The opening night of the London Jazz Festival provided a rare opportunity to hear clarinetist Michael Marcus and trumpeter Ted Daniel--two seasoned, but unsung denizens of the New York scene--in the intimate surroundings of Dalston's Cafe Oto. Marcus made his debut with ...

Free Within The Law

Label: Not Two Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Free Within The Law; Afro Funk; Janet

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Cosmosamatics: Free Within The Law

Read "Free Within The Law" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Sonny Simmons (alto sax, English horn) and Michael Marcus (tenor sax, Bb clarinet) are the twin sentinels of the powerhouse quartet, The Cosmosamatics, whose dynamic is enhanced by Art Lewis (drums) and Peter Herbert (bass). The familiarity between Simmons and Marcus helps drive the music as they fathom and develop ideas on the go. Lewis pumps ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Cosmosamatics: Free Within The Law

Read "Free Within The Law" reviewed by Nic Jones

This group has fortunately been documented quite a few times on record, and consequently this disc offers insight into an ongoing affair. The front line of woodwind multi-instrumentalists Sonny Simmons and Michael Marcus has now not only established the kind of rapport Simmons used to have with Prince Lasha forty odd years ago, but also moved ...

Reeds & Birds

Label: Not Two Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: Intoxicating Galaxies; Cheryl; Drifting on a Reed; 49th Street Stomp; Autumn in New York/In a Sentimental Mood; Bird Feathers; Cheryl; Avant Garde Destruct.

Magnitudes

Label: Black Saint
Released: 2005
Track listing: Uugmoanius; Avant Garde Destruct - Take 1; Thank U Bird - Take 1; Tonal Magnitudes - Take 1; Seasons Of Love; Telergy; Tonal Magnitudes - Take 2; Urban Nitemare; Thank U Bird - Take 2; Avant Garde Destruct - Take 2; 'Round About Midnight.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Cosmosamatics: Magnitudes

Read "Magnitudes" reviewed by Jeff Stockton

What started as a song title on a trio session for CIMP nearly ten years ago (Transcendence, 1996) has blossomed into one of the most consistent and fruitful partnerships in jazz. The Cosmosamatics (primarily alto elder statesman Sonny Simmons and multireedist Michael Marcus) dabble in bop, post bop, and free jazz, with tightly written and arranged ...


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