Cosmosamatics, the / Cosmosamatics, the
Album: Cosmosamatics, the   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Cosmosamatics, the   Added:Jul 2002
Label:Boxholder Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2002-08-05 Pull Date: 2002-10-07 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 29 Sep 22
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 08, 2006: Umami Jazz Program
Mingus Mangus
4. Sep 27, 2002: Memory Select
New Line Groove
2. May 23, 2006: Umami Jazz Program
Mingus Mangus
5. Sep 20, 2002: Memory Select
Mingus Mangus
3. Sep 20, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
6. Aug 16, 2002: Memory Select
Mingus Mangus

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2002-09-13

Joyous free-jazz combo led by local hero Sonny Simmons. He shares the lead with another sax, creating dextrous, twining lines of music, mostly fast and exciting but with some attention to clarity (it's not one big blur). Jay Rosen does a good job on drums, and William Parker is on bass because that's the law.

James Carter guests on #2 and 5 ... he's a renowned mainstream sax player with a bit of an experimental bent (he's covered Braxton, e.g.), and he fits into the mix well.

Upbeat, rollicking stuff. Play it!

1- Bright, upbeat, w/Egyptian-style march theme
2- Prettier theme than #1, but more frantic soloing
3- Slow track that still gets into blazing solos
4- Tangy mid-Eastern flavor. A casually paced groove. Adds tabla and bassoon (!) to the mix.
5- Glorious mid-paced jumble.

Track Listing
1. Quasar   3. Near
2. Mingus Mangus   4. Beyond the Inner East
  5. New Line Groove