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04.12.15

SONNY SIMMONS

Sonny Simmons : The Traveller     Sonny Simmons : I'll See You When You Get There     Sonny Simmons : Last Man Standing

December 15, 2004
Musikkloftet, Oslo, Norway

1. Humphrey (Vidar Johansen) [7:21] {1}
2. 'Round Midnght (Thelonious Monk) [4:10] {2}
3. Tenderly (Lawrence-Gross) [4:10] {2}
4. Other East 1 (Sonny Simmons) [6:30] {unissued}
5. Other East 2 (Sonny Simmons) [5:30] {unissued}
6. Black Gardenia (Sonny Simmons) [15:43] {3}
7. Ancient Ritual (Sonny Simmons) [10:58] {3}
8. Theme For Ernie (Sonny Simmons) [5:34] {3}
9. I'll See You When You Get There (Sonny Simmons) [6:57] {2}

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone (#1-3, 6-9), English horn (#1, 4-5)
Anders Aarum : piano (#1, 6-8)
Mats Eilerteen : bass
Ole-Thomas Kolberg : drums (#1, 6, 8)
Torstein Lofthus : drums (#7)
Harald Aadland : violin (#1)
Eyleen Siegel : violin (#1)
Bendik Foss : viola (#1)
Kari Ravnan : cello (#1)
Vidar Johansen : flute, conductor (#1)

producer : Jon Klette

 

05.01.29-30

SONNY SIMMONS

January 29 & 30, 2005
Rainbow Studios, Oslo, Norway

1. Armada (Vidar Johansen) [5:46] {1}
2. Spheres (Vidar Johansen) [7:58] {1}
3. Brainstorm (Jon Klette) [7:23] {1}
4. Sunset (Vidar Johansen) [8:03] {1}
5. Ballade For Queen Anna (Sonny Simmons) [5:21] {2}
6. Carebian Fiesta * (Sonny Simmons) [5:16] {2}
7. Fancy Free (Sonny Simmons) [5:03] {2}
8. Janet's Mood (Sonny Simmons) [4:33] {3}

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone, English horn
Anders Aarum : piano (#1-4, 8)
Mats Eilerteen : bass (#1-6, 8)
Ole-Thomas Kolberg : drums (#1-4, 7-8)
Harald Aadland : violin (#1-4)
Eyleen Siegel : violin (#1-4)
Bendik Foss : viola (#1-4)
Kari Ravnan : cello (#1-4)
Vidar Johansen : flute, conductor (#1-4)

producer : Jon Klette

 

05.03.08

SONNY SIMMONS

March 8, 2005
Rainbow Studios, Oslo, Norway

1. Duet (Sonny Simmons) [7:46] {1}
2. Country Blues (Sonny Simmons) [7:00] {2}
3. Ancient City Of Petra (Sonny Simmons) [9:00] {2}
4. Too Late For Tears (Sonny Simmons) [6:30;3:04 released] {2}
5. Colours (Sonny Simmons) [5:31] {2}
6. Close Encounter (Sonny Simmons) [11:18] {2}
7. A Call To Order (Sonny Simmons) [8:41] {3}
8. Melodius Theme (Sonny Simmons) [8:32] {3}
9. La Benedictina (Sonny Simmons) [4:27] {3}

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone, English horn (#3)
Anders Aarum : piano (#2, 4, 6-8)
Mats Eilerteen : bass (#1, 3, 5-9)
Ole-Thomas Kolberg : drums (#7-9)

producer : Jon Klette

 

05.07.10

SONNY SIMMONS/JEFFREY HAYDEN SHURDUT

Sonny Simmons, Daniel Carter, Blaise Siwula, Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut, Robym Siwula, Adam Lane, Mike Fortune : Zebulon 1     Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut : This is the Music of Life, vol.2

July 10, 2005
Live at Zebulon, NYC, USA

1. The Effects of City Living (Sonny Simmons/Daniel Carter/Blaise Siwula/Jeff Shurdut/Adam Lane/Robyn Siwula/Mike Fortune) [38:42 ; 35:54] {1,2} **
2. Ancient Future (Sonny Simmons/Daniel Carter/Blaise Siwula/Jeff Shurdut/Adam Lane/Welf Dorr/Robyn Siwula/ Mike Fortune) [48:40] {unissued}

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone, English horn (#2)
Blaise Siwula : tenor saxophone
Welf Dorr : alto saxophone (#2)
Daniel Carter : trumpet, alto clarinet
Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut : electric guitar
Robyn Siwula : violin
Adam Lane : bass
Mike Fortune : drums

producer : Jeff Shurdut ; Jan Ström on the Ayler reissue

 

05.08.10

SVEIN OLAV HERSTAD/SONNY SIMMONS

Svein Olav Herstad Trio featuring Sonny Simmons : Live At Haugesund International Jazz Festival 2005

August 10, 2005
Live at Festiviteten Hall, Silda, Norway

1. Suite For Simmons Part 1 (Svein Olav Herstad) [10:40]
1. Suite For Simmons Part 2 (Svein Olav Herstad) [8:29]
1. Suite For Simmons Part 3 (Svein Olav Herstad) [6:46]
1. Suite For Simmons Part 4 (Svein Olav Herstad) [11:31]
1. Suite For Simmons Part 5 (Svein Olav Herstad) [7:27]
1. Suite For Simmons Part 6 (Svein Olav Herstad) [3:29]

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone, English horn
Svein Olav Herstad : piano
Harald Johnsen : bass
Per Oddvar Johansen : drums

producer : Jon Klette

 

05.11.11

THE COSMOSAMATICS

November 11, 2005
Live at Mozg, Gdansk, Poland

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone, English horn
Michael Marcus : tenor saxophone
Gildas Scouarnec : bass
Clifford Barbaro : drums

 

05.11.18

THE COSMOSAMATICS

November 18, 2005
Live at the Pizza Express, London Jazz Festival, United Kingdom

1. Announcements [1:14] {1}
2. Mingus Mangus (Sonny Simmons) [14:23] {1}
3. Shining Winds (Michael Marcus) [13:04] {1}
4. Harmonious Beautious (Michael Marcus) [10:44] {1}
5. Sonny Simmons Interview [9:46] {1}
6. Chi-Chi (Charlie Parker) [12:13] {1}
7. Tenderly (Lawrence-Gross) [7:28] {1}
8. Road Dogg (Sonny Simmons) [10:44] {1}
9. Ruby, My Dear (Thelonious Monk) [7:30] {1}
10. Acknowledgements [0:40] {1}
11. Avant Garde Destruct (Sonny Simmons) {2}
12. Morning Lilies (Michael Marcus) {2}
13. 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) {2}
14. Everything Happens To Me (Tom Adair/Matt Dennis) {2}
15. Echoes Of Eric Dolphy (Sonny Simmons) {2}

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone (#2-4, 6-8, 11-15), voice (#5)
Michael Marcus : tenor saxophone (#2-4, 6, 8-9, 11-12, 14-15)
Gildas Scouarnec : bass (#2-4, 6, 8-9, 11-15)
Clifford Barbaro : drums (#2-4, 6, 8-9, 11-15)

producer : Jez Nelson

 

05.12.03

SONNY SIMMONS/BRUNO GREGOIRE

A True Life Drama (Collected Performances, Words and Poems) featuring Bruno Grégoire

December 3, 2005
Live at Galerie La Toupie, Paris, France

1. Niger (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) [9:03] {unissued}
2. Niger - Instrumental (Sonny Simmons) [1:37] {1}

Sonny Simmons : English horn
Bruno Grégoire : poetry (#1)

supervisors : Julien Palomo and Michel Kristof

 

05.12.08

SONNY SIMMONS

December 8, 2005
Live at Le Bistrot de Vaise, Lyon, France

1. Carribean Nights (Sonny Simmons) [6:54] {unissued}
2. It's The Talk Of The Town (Marty Symes/A.J. Neiburg/Jerry Livingston) [7:26] {1}
3. Stella By Starlight - tk1 (Ned Washington/Victor Young) [3:57] {unissued}
4. My Funny Valentine (Lorenz Hart/Richard Rodgers) [4:32] {1}
5. Cheryl (Charlie Parker) [2:47] {unissued}
6. 'Round Midnight - tk 1 (Thelonius Monk) [7:31] {1}
7. April In Paris (Vernon Duke/E.Y. Harburg) [8:32] {unissued}
8. Trumpet Ship (Sonny Simmons) [2:00] {unissued}
9. Everything Happens To Me (Tom Adair/Matt Dennis) [3:04] {1}
10. Medley :
    a) Crepuscule With Nelly (Thelonius Monk) /
    b) Bemsha Swing (Thelonius Monk) [12:37] {unissued}
11. Medley :
    a) Stella By Starlight - tk2 (Ned Washington/Victor Young) /
    b) A Love Supreme (John Coltrane) [10:39] {unissued}
12. 'Round Midnight - tk 2 (Thelonius Monk) [7:32] {unissued}

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone
Jean-Philippe Ramos : tenor saxophone (#10-11)

supervisor : Marc Chaloin

 

05.12.13

SONNY SIMMONS/BRUNO GREGOIRE

December 13, 2005
Home of Bruno Grégoire, Romainville, France

1. Niger - tk 1 (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) [13:01] {unissued}
2. Niger - false start (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) [2:05] {unissued}
3. Niger - tk 2 (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) [10:45] {1}
4. Bizarre Beauty - false start (Sonny Simmons) [3:36] {unissued}
5. Bizarre Beauty - tk 1 (Sonny Simmons) [6:35] {1}
6. "A True Life Drama" : Sonny Simmons' words and poems (Sonny Simmons) [13:20] {1}
    a) A Poem (I'm A Wild Man) /
    b) Early Southern Louisiana Blues /
    c) A Small Sermon /
    d) Backwood Boy /
    e) Traveler /
    f) The Shoeshine Boy /
    g) A Genius Is A Rare Thing Johns /
    h) I Hate
7. "Oh Boy - The Things I Could Tell You" : A Conversation With Sonny Simmons
    a) Upbringing In The Backwoods (Sonny Simmons) [8:35] {1}
    b) On Early Influences and Sonny Rollins (Sonny Simmons) [11:53] {1}
    c) I Wasn't A Free Jazz Player (Sonny Simmons) [3:41] {1}

Sonny Simmons : English horn (#1-5), poetry (#6), voice (#6-7)
Bruno Grégoire : poetry (#1-3), voice (#6-7)

supervisors : Julien Palomo and Michel Kristof

 

06.06.06

SONNY SIMMONS

Sonny Simmons "Leaving Knowledge, Wisdom And Brilliance" (Improvising Beings ib25)

June 6, 2006
Home of Bruno Grégoire, Romainville, France

1. What Do We Know? (take 1) (Sonny Simmons) {unissued}
2. What Do We Know? (take 2) (Sonny Simmons) {unissued}
3. What Do We Know? (take 3) (Sonny Simmons) [6:20] {1}

Sonny Simmons : English horn
Julien Palomo : piano, organ

 

06.06.21

SONNY SIMMONS

June 21, 2006
BBC studios, London, United Kingdom

1. Sonny Simmons Interview [30:00]

Sonny Simmons : voice
Interview directed by Jez Nelson

 

06.07.29

SONNY SIMMONS/BRUNO GREGOIRE

Sonny Simmons and Bruno Grégoire : Fatherlands

July 29, 2006
Home of Bruno Grégoire, Romainville, France

1. Poème de l'Ile Noire (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) [10:40] {unissued}
2. Comores - version 1 (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) [6:35] {1}

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone
Bruno Grégoire : poetry

 

06.08.03

SONNY SIMMONS/BRUNO GREGOIRE

August 3, 2006
Home of Bruno Grégoire, Romainville, France

1. Poèmes Mexicains 3: Mani, un royaume - tk 1 (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) {unissued}
2. Poèmes Mexicains 4: Nocturne à Puerto Angel - tk 1 (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) {unissued}
3. Poèmes Mexicains 6: Hypothèse des Nuages - tk 1 (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) [0:21] {1} **
4. Poèmes Mexicains 1: Casa Isunza (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) [2:42] {1}
5. Poèmes Mexicains 5: Zocalo - tk 1 (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) [0:28] {1}} ***
6. Poèmes Mexicains 5: Zocalo - tk 2 (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) [4:04] {1}
7. Poèmes Mexicains 2: La Sirène du Brittania (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) [3:24] {1}
8. Poèmes Mexicains 3: Mani, un royaume - false start (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) [0:25] {1} ****
9. Poèmes Mexicains 3: Mani, un royaume - tk 2 (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) [1:39] {1}
10. Poèmes Mexicains 4: Nocturne à Puerto Angel - tk 2 (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) [3:22] {1}
11. Poèmes Mexicains 6: Hypothèse des Nuages - tk 2 (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) [4:40] {1}
12. Comores - version 2 (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) [5:23] {1}
13. Anciens Souvenirs part.1 (Sonny Simmons) [8:09] {1}
14. Anciens Souvenirs part.2 (Sonny Simmons) [11:00] {1}
15. Far Away From Cluj - tk 1 (Bruno Grégoire) {unissued}
16. Far Away From Cluj - tk 2 (Bruno Grégoire) [2:27] {1}
17. Niger - tk 1 (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) {unissued}
18. Niger - tk 2 (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) [9:40] {1}

Sonny Simmons : English horn (#1-14, 17-18), poetry (#15-16)
Bruno Grégoire : poetry (#1-12), percussions (#17-18)
Anne Segal : poetry (#17-18)

producers : Sonny Simmons, Bruno Grégoire and Anne Segal

 

06.08.04

SONNY SIMMONS/BRUNO GREGOIRE

August 4, 2006
Home of Bruno Grégoire, Romainville, France

1. Agadez, ressac - test run (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) {unissued}
2. Agadez, ressac - tk 1 (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) {unissued}
3. Agadez, ressac - tk 2 (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) [12:35] {1}
4. Poème de l'Ile Noire (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) [8:51] {1}
5 . Anciens Souvenirs part.3 (Sonny Simmons) [10:36] {1}
6 . Anciens Souvenirs part.4 (Sonny Simmons) [11:59] {1}
7 . Introduction: Ode To Thelonious Monk (Sonny Simmons) [20:00] {2} ***
8 . My Favorite Things (Richard Rodgers/Oliver Hammerstein II) [1:55] {2}
9 . Poème du Diable et de Rien (Bruno Grégoire/Sonny Simmons) [6:55] {1}
10. The Promise (John Coltrane) [2:35] {2}

Sonny Simmons : English horn (#1-6, 10), alto saxophone (#7-9)
Bruno Grégoire : poetry (#4, 10)
Anne Segal : poetry (#1-3)

producers : Sonny Simmons, Bruno Grégoire and Anne Segal

 

06.08.20

NILS-OLAV JOHANSEN

Nils-Olav Johansen (featuring Sonny Simmons) : My Deal

August 20, 2006
Oslo, Norway

1. Stella By Starlight [4:37]

Nils-Olav Johansen : vocals, guitar
Maja Ratkje : vocals
Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone
Reidar Skar : keyboards
Mats Eilertsen : bass
Andreas Bye : drums

 

06.11.02

THE COSMOSAMATICS

The Cosmosamatics : Free Within The Law

November 2, 2006
Krakow, Poland

1. Free Within The Law (Sonny Simmons/Michael Marcus/Peter Herbert/Art Lewis) [6:00]
2. Afro Funk (Sonny Simmons) [10:24]
3. Janet's Moods (Sonny Simmons) [7:30]
4. May-Lee-High-Young (Beautiful Ocean) (Michael Marcus) [9:09]

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone, English horn
Michael Marcus : tenor saxophone, b-flat clarinet
Peter Herbert : bass
Art Lewis : drums

 

06.11.03

THE COSMOSAMATICS

Free Within The Law, Not Two Records MW 792-2 (CD, Poland), 2008 *

November 3, 2006
Live at Alchemia, Krakow, Poland

1. Morning Daffodil (Michael Marcus) [10:34]
2. Ginger Root (Michael Marcus) [1:01]
3. The Pollish Rally (Sonny Simmons) [5:00]

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone, English horn
Michael Marcus : tenor saxophone, b-flat clarinet
Peter Herbert : bass
Art Lewis : drums

 

06.12.12

SONNY SIMMONS

Sonny Simmons : Ecstatic Nostalgia

December 12, 2006
Live at Galerie Apnée, Paris, France

1. Exotic Study (Sonny Simmons) [16:58]
2. My Favorite Things (Richard Rodgers/Oliver Hammerstein II) [7:24]
3. Blues For Everyday Life (Sonny Simmons) [9:56]
4. Out Of Love (Sonny Simmons) [13:44]

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone (#1, 3-4), English horn (#2)

producer : Sonny Simmons

 

07.03.23

SONNY SIMMONS

Sonny Simmons : Fourth Dimension

March 23 , 2007
Home of Michel Kristof, Paris, France

1. Ancient Tibet (Sonny Simmons) [20:01]
2. Light-Years Away (Sonny Simmons) [10:43]
3. The Lady Who Got Away (Sonny Simmons) [7:16]
4. The Valleys Of Lebanon (Sonny Simmons) [8:10]
5. Fourth Dimension (Sonny Simmons) [8:39]
6. One For Leadbelly (Sonny Simmons) [8:53]

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone (#2-3, 5-6), English horn (#1, 4)

producer : Sonny Simmons

 

07.11.10

SONNY SIMMONS/BOBBY FEW

November 10, 2007
Live at L'Atelier Tampon-Ramier, Paris, France

1. Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie/Frank Paparelli) [24:39]
2. 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) [11:31]
3. You Better Do It Now Before You Die Later (Sonny Simmons) [16:55]
4. Body And Soul (Johnny Green/Robert Sour/Edward Heyman/Frank Eyton) [14:55]
5. All The Things You Are (Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II) [11:18]
6. True Wind (Bobby Few/Sonny Simmons) [31:40]

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone, English horn
Bobby Few : piano

produced by Sonny Simmons and Bobby Few

 

07.08.16

CRIMETIME ORCHESTRA/SONNY SIMMONS/KORK

Crimetime Orchestra featuring Sonny Simmons and KORK : Atomic Symphony

August 16, 2007
Live at Cosmopolite, Oslo, Norway

1. Atomic Symphony 1 (Vidar Johansen) [5:29]
2. Atomic Symphony 2 (Vidar Johansen) [6:39]
3. Atomic Symphony 3 (Vidar Johansen) [32:04]
4. Atomic Symphony 4 (Vidar Johansen) [18:15]
5. Atomic Symphony 5 (Vidar Johansen) [22:07]
6. Atomic Symphony 6 (Vidar Johansen) [4:08]
7. Atomic Symphony 7 (Vidar Johansen) [8:59]
8. Atomic Symphony 8 (Vidar Johansen) [6:45]

Vidar Johansen : conductor, baritone saxophone
Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone, English horn
Jon Klette : alto saxophone
Kjetil Møster : tenor and soprano saxophones
Gisle Johansen : tenor saxophone
Sjur Miljeteig : trumpet
Ivind Brekke : trombone
Hild Sofie Fafjord : french horn, live sampling, electronic effects, noise
Anders Hana : guitar, electronics, noise
Bugge Wesseltoft : piano, synthesizers, live sampling, effects
Mats Eilertsen : electric bass, moog filter
Ingebrigt Haaker : double bass, electric bass, bass synthesizers, effects
Per Zanussi : electric bass, wah wah effects, noise
Per Oddvar Johansen : drums, percussions, electronic effects
Paal Nilssen-Love : drums, percussion
+ 65 musicians from the National Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra

produced by Jon Klette

 

07.11.19

SONNY SIMMONS/TIGHT MEAT

November 19, 2007
Live at the Red Rose Comedy Club, London, United Kingdom

1. (Untitled) (Sonny Simmons/David Keenan/George Lyle/Alex Neilson) [12:35]

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone
David Keenan : alto saxophone
George Lyle : bass
Alex Neilson : drums

produced by Resonance FM

 

10.05.23

SONNY SIMMONS/DELPHINE LATIL

May 23, 2010
Home of Delphine Latil, Paris, France

1. Beauty From Long Ago (Sonny Simmons/Delphine Latil) [2:58]
2. Emeralds And Sapphires Rejoice (Sonny Simmons/Delphine Latil) [19:23]
3. The Blues Of What It Is (Sonny Simmons) [11:14]
4. Blue Maze (Sonny Simmons/Delphine Latil) [5:53]
5. Le Ruby Of The East (Delphine Latil) [2:00]

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone, English horn
Delphine Latil : harp

produced by Julien Palomo and Michel Kristof

 

11.03.10

SONNY SIMMONS

March 10, 2011
The Samurai Hotel, Brooklyn, NYC, USA

1. Si Si (Charlie Parker) [8:44]
2. The Gypsy (Billy Reid) [3:50]
3. Coltrane In Paradise (Sonny Simmons) [13:09]

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone, English horn
Michael Marcus : bass clarinet, Bb clarinet (#1, 3)
John Austria : piano (#1, 3)
Rashaan Carter : bass (#1, 3)
Taru Alexander : drums (#1, 3)

produced by Géraldine Postel and Michael Marcus

 

11.03.13

SONNY SIMMONS

1. Milestones (Charlie Parker/Miles Davis) [5:59]
2. Boogie Blues (Sonny Simmons) [5:24]
3. Sippin' At Bells (Charlie Parker/Miles Davis) [1:22]
4. Sonny Simmons Comments on 56 Jazz Legends (Sonny Simmons/Devon Dikeou) [10:19]

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone, English horn (#1-3), voice (#4)
Michael Marcus : bass clarinet, Bb clarinet (#1-3)
John Austria : piano (#1-3)
Rashaan Carter : bass (#1-3)
Taru Alexander : drums (#1-3)
Kiane Zawadi : euphonium (#1)
Devon Dikeou : voice (#4)

produced by Géraldine Postel and Michael Marcus

 

11.05.18

SONNY SIMMONS/FRANCOIS TUSQUES

1. Near The Oasis (Sonny Simmons/François Tusques) [17:12] {1} **
2. Naima (John Coltrane) {unissued}
3. Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie) [6:56] {1}
4. Bolivar Blues (Thelonious Monk) {unissued}
5. 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) {unissued}
6. Theme For Ernie (Fred Lacey) {unissued}

Sonny Simmons : alto sax, English horn (#1)
François Tusques : piano

produced by Julien Palomo and Michel Kristof

 

11.05.28

SONNY SIMMONS

1. Four Is Equal To The Fingers Of Your Hand (Sonny Simmons/Bruno Grégoire/Michel Kristof/Julien Palomo) [32:48] {1}
2. Hey Mankind! {unissued}
3. About Certain Things {unissued}
4. Untitled {unissued}

Sonny Simmons : alto sax, English horn, voice
Bruno Grégoire : percussion, voice
Michel Kristof : sitar, percussion, electric guitar
Julien Palomo : harmonium, organ, synthesizers, percussion, voice
Thomas Bellier : electric guitar, electric bass (#2-4)

producer : Julien Palomo

 

11.06.11

SONNY SIMMONS/FRANCOIS TUSQUES

1. Near The Oasis (Sonny Simmons/François Tusques) ** / L'Alexandrin Africain (François Tusques) [16:18] {1}
2. 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) [6:30] {1}
3. Theme For Ernie (Fred Lacey) [6:29] {1}
4. Sérénité (François Tusques) [5:50] {unissued}
5. Bolivar Blues (Thelonious Monk) [12:20] {1}

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone, English horn (#1)
François Tusques : piano

produced by Julien Palomo and Michel Kristof

 

11.07.11

SONNY SIMMONS/THOMAS BELLIER

1. Intro: We Know The Distance Between The Planets (Sonny Simmons/Thomas Bellier) [2:45]
2. We Know The Distance Between The Planets (Sonny Simmons/Thomas Bellier) [8:45]
3. The Awesomeness Of The Universe (Sonny Simmons/Thomas Bellier) [12:33]
4. The Four Corners Of The Earth (Sonny Simmons/Thomas Bellier) [15:02]
5. The Vast Parameters (Sonny Simmons/Thomas Bellier) [10:52]

Sonny Simmons : alto sax, English horn
Thomas Bellier : electric guitar

produced by Julien Palomo

 

12.01.17

SONNY SIMMONS 25TH CENTURY ORCHESTRA

1. One for Clyfford Still (Sonny Simmons) [3:19]
2. American Jungle Theme—PH-929 (Sonny Simmons) [3:13]
3. Space Spy—1944-N-No.1 (PH-235) (Grachan Moncur III) [5:46]
4. Love Has Not Gone—PH-1049 (Sonny Simmons) [7:44]
5. Love & Hate—1957-J-No.2 (PH-401) (Grachan Moncur III) [4:41]
6. Blue Rondo—PH-960 (Grachan Moncur III) [3:50]
7. Wandering—1950-K (PH-369) (Sonny Simmons) [4:07]

Sonny Simmons : alto sax, english horn
Michael Marcus : clarinet, bass clarinet
Grachan Moncur III : trombone
Dave Burrell : piano
Thomas Bellier : electric guitar
William Parker : bass
Warren Smith : drums

produced by Devon Dikeou

 

12.02.08

SONNY SIMMONS/DELPHINE LATIL

1. Sacred Moments (Sonny Smmons/Delphine Latil) [46:55]

Sonny Simmons : alto sax, English horn
Delphine Latil : harp

produced by Sonny Simmons and Michel Kristof

 

12.02.00

SONNY SIMMONS/BRUNO GREGOIRE/OTHER MATTER

1. You Are Not Higher Than Angels Part 1 (Sonny Simmons/Bruno Grégoire/Michel Kristof/Julien Palomo) [12:00]
2. You Are Not Higher Than Angels Part 2 (Sonny Simmons/Bruno Grégoire/Michel Kristof/Julien Palomo) [10:13]
3. You Are Not Higher Than Angels Part 3 (Sonny Simmons/Bruno Grégoire/Michel Kristof/Julien Palomo) [17:40]
4. The Fatherlands (Niger) (Sonny Simmons/Bruno Grégoire/Michel Kristof/Julien Palomo) [15:21]
5. Who Are We? - As Humans (Sonny Simmons/Michel Kristof/Julien Palomo) [4:40]

Sonny Simmons : alto sax, English horn, voice
Bruno Grégoire : percussion, voice
Michel Kristof (Other Matter) : sitar, electric sitar, electric estraj, electric sintir, percussion
Julien Palomo (Other Matter) : piano, organ, synthesizers, percussion, voice

producer : Julien Palomo

12.04.27

MARK MASTERS ENSEMBLE

April 27, 2012
Firehouse Studio, Pasadena, CA, USA

1. Do It Again (Walter Becker/Donald Fagen) [7:52]

Billy Harper : tenor saxophone
Tim Hagans : trumpet
Anna Mjoli : voice
Hamilton Price : bass
Peter Erskine : drums
Sonny Simmons : cor anglais
Mark Masters : arrangements
Louis Fasman : trumpet
Les Lovitt : trumpet
Stephanie O'Keefe : French horn
Les Benedict : trombone
Dave Ryan : trombone
Ryan Dragon : trombone
Don Shelton : alto and soprano sax, alto flute
John Mitchell : tenor sax, bassoon
Gene Cipriano : tenor sax, English horn
Gary Smulyan : baritone sax
Brian Williams : bass clarinet
Brad Dutz : vibes, percussion

produced by Mark Master and Thomas Burns

 

12.08.00-12.11.00

SONNY SIMMONS & MOKSHA SAMNYASIN

August-November 2012
Hakesound Studios, Romainville, France, and NYC, USA

1. Help Them Through This World (Sonny Simmons/Thomas Bellier/Sébastien Bismuth/Michel Kristof) [14:19]
2. We Are Entering The Place Of That (Sonny Simmons/Thomas Bellier/Sébastien Bismuth/Michel Kristof) [7:46]
3. I Put It In A Dark Area Where I Don't Remember No More (Sonny Simmons/Thomas Bellier/Sébastien Bismuth/Michel Kristof) [13:57]
4. When It Comes, I Don't Fight It (Sonny Simmons/Thomas Bellier/Sébastien Bismuth/Michel Kristof) / Theme From Atomic Symphony 2 (Vidar Johansen) [8:01]

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone, cor anglais, vocals
Thomas Bellier: electric bass
Michel Kristof : sitar
Sébastien Bismuth : drums, electronics

produced by Thomas Bellier

 

13.05.11-13

SONNY SIMMONS

May 11-13, 2013
The Samurai Hotel, Brooklyn, NYC, USA

1. Morrocan Dreams (Michael Marcus) [5:04]
2. Coltrane In Paradise (Sonny Simmons) [15:05]
3. Myna Love Call (Michael Marcus) [2:52]
4. Hare Krishna (Sonny Simmons) [5:10]
5. Lavender (Michael Marcus) [10:29]
6. Tikum Olam (Healing The World) (Michael Marcus) [3:38]

Sonny Simmons : alto saxophone, English horn, vocals
Michael Marcus : Bb clarinet, A clarinet, tarogato
John Austria : piano
Rashaan Carter : bass
Jay Rosen: drums
Gargi Shinde : sitar
Maitreya Padukone : tablas
Rohan Prabhudesai : harmonium

produced by Michael Marcus

 

13.05.00

SONNY SIMMONS/OTHER MATTER

1. Three Is A Powerful Figure (Sonny Simmons/Michel Kristof/Julien Palomo) [34:06]
2. Five Is The Thumb (Sonny Simmons/Michel Kristof/Julien Palomo) [18:29]
3. The Inner Outer Chord (Way Down In The Past) (Sonny Simmons/Michel Kristof/Julien Palomo) [18:29]
4. The Outer Inner Chord (Sonny Simmons/Michel Kristof/Julien Palomo) [22:14]

Sonny Simmons : alto sax, English horn, voice
Michel Kristof (Other Matter) : electric estraj, electric sintir
Julien Palomo (Other Matter) : synthesizers, percussion

producer : Julien Palomo

 

13.06.00

SONNY SIMMONS/ANTON MOBIN/AKA_BONDAGE/NOBODISOUNDZ/OTHER MATTER

1. Instrumental Martial Arts Of Tomorrow : Himeru Dojo (Sonny Simmons/Anton Mobin/AKA_Bondage/Michel Kristof/Julien Palomo) [6:25]
2. Instrumental Martial Arts Of Tomorrow : Chudan Tsuki (Sonny Simmons/Anton Mobin/AKA_Bondage/Michel Kristof/Julien Palomo) [4:41]
3. Instrumental Martial Arts Of Tomorrow : Seika Tanden (Sonny Simmons/Anton Mobin/AKA_Bondage/Michel Kristof/Julien Palomo) [2:30]
4. Instrumental Martial Arts Of Tomorrow : Ura (Sonny Simmons/Anton Mobin/AKA_Bondage/Michel Kristof/Julien Palomo) [1:45]
5. Instrumental Martial Arts Of Tomorrow : Aiki Kokyu (Sonny Simmons/Anton Mobin/AKA_Bondage/Michel Kristof/Julien Palomo) [9:19]
6. I Put It In A Dark Area Where I Can Remember No More : Black Waves In A Delta Blues Home (nobodisoundz/Sonny Simmons/Michel Kristof) [2:00]
7. I Put It In A Dark Area Where I Can Remember No More : Another Story Calling Tonight (nobodisoundz/Sonny Simmons/Michel Kristof) [4:09]
8. I Put It In A Dark Area Where I Can Remember No More : Giant Could Approach Stars (nobodisoundz/Sonny Simmons/Michel Kristof) [2:29]
9. I Put It In A Dark Area Where I Can Remember No More : Magnus Fact In Act (nobodisoundz/Sonny Simmons/Michel Kristof) [2:28]
10. I Put It In A Dark Area Where I Can Remember No More : Shadows Colored Music (nobodisoundz/Sonny Simmons/Michel Kristof) [4:58]
11. I Put It In A Dark Area Where I Can Remember No More : Feel The Outside World (nobodisoundz/Sonny Simmons/Michel Kristof) [4:57]
12. I Put It In A Dark Area Where I Can Remember No More : Solisax (nobodisoundz/Sonny Simmons/Michel Kristof) [4:17]
13. I Put It In A Dark Area Where I Can Remember No More : Forward Thinking Thoughts (Luxbxl Dream) (nobodisoundz/Sonny Simmons/Michel Kristof) [0:57]
14. I Put It In A Dark Area Where I Can Remember No More : Keep Going Ohone (nobodisoundz/Sonny Simmons/Michel Kristof) [7:32]
15. The Breathe Of Life 1 (Sonny Simmons/Michel Kristof/Julien Palomo) [9:29]
16. The Breathe Of Life 2 (Sonny Simmons/Michel Kristof/Julien Palomo) [11:13]
17. The Breathe Of Life 3 (Sonny Simmons/Michel Kristof/Julien Palomo) [16:40]
18. The Breathe Of Life 4 (Sonny Simmons/Michel Kristof/Julien Palomo) [31:39]
19. Old Lonesome Roads : We Can Turn Invisible (Sonny Simmons/Michel Kristof/Julien Palomo) [23:26]
20. Old Lonesome Roads : I Can't Go No Farther Than That (Sonny Simmons/Michel Kristof/Julien Palomo) [30:45]
21. Old Lonesome Roads : Going Through The Storms (Sonny Simmons/Michel Kristof/Julien Palomo) [19:26]
22. Worlds Of Worlds Of Worlds Of : To Change The Harmonic Structure Of The World (Julien Palomo) [19:54]
23. Worlds Of Worlds Of Worlds Of : Dead Years Ago, Million Years Ahead (Sonny Simmons) [39:49]

Sonny Simmons : alto sax, English horn, vocals and lead vocals
Anton Mobin : prepared chambers, mixing, editing (#1-5)
AKA_Bondage : prepared guitar, mixing, editing (#1-5)
Benjamin Duboc : mastering (#1-5)
nobodisoundz : re-construction, mixing, editing (#6-14)
Michel Kristof (Other Matter) : electric guitar, electric esraj, sitar (#1-21)
Julien Palomo (Other Matter) : synthesizers, keyboards (#1-5, #15-23)

producer : Julien Palomo

 

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