Steve Coleman Genesis & The Opening of the Way

Steve Coleman Genesis & The Opening of the Way

by Steve Coleman
     
 
Genesis & the Opening of the Way is an ambitious effort from Steve Coleman, a double-disc concept album that was recorded by two separate bands: the Council of Balance and Five Elements. The Council of Balance was the large group, featuring a full horn section, guitar, bass, cello, violin, vello, aiola and percussion; the Five Elements is a small group

Overview

Genesis & the Opening of the Way is an ambitious effort from Steve Coleman, a double-disc concept album that was recorded by two separate bands: the Council of Balance and Five Elements. The Council of Balance was the large group, featuring a full horn section, guitar, bass, cello, violin, vello, aiola and percussion; the Five Elements is a small group featuring alto saxophonist Steve Coleman, pianist Andy Milne, electric bassist David Dyson, guitarist David Gilmore, acoustic bassist Reggie Washington, percussionist Miguel "Anga" Diaz Zayas and drummer Sean Rickman. Both albums are distinctive, but share certain elements -- namely adventurous, unpredictable compositions that fuse worldbeat, new age, funk, fusion and post-bop in new, creative ways. It's a little hard to get through both albums in one sitting, but moments of each disc rank among Coleman's most inspired work.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/10/1998
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0743215293422
catalogNumber:
52934

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Coleman   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone
George Lewis   Trombone
Greg Osby   Alto Saxophone
Kenny Davis   Bass
Ralph Alessi   Trumpet
Jamal Haynes   Trombone
Josh Jones   Percussion
Gene Lake   Drums
Andy Milne   Piano
Greg Tardy   Tenor Saxophone
Reggie Washington   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Ravi Coltrane   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
David Dyson   Electric Bass
Josh Roseman   Trombone
David Gilmore   Guitar
Sean Rickman   Drums
Steve Coleman & the Five Elements   Ensemble
Vijay Iyer   Piano
Yosvany Terry Cabrera   Tenor Saxophone
Barbaro Ramos Aldazabal   Percussion
Aaron Stewart   Tenor Saxophone
Ramon Garcia Perez   Percussion
Rosangela Silvestre   Dancer
Andre Atkins   Trombone
Luis Cancino Morales   Percussion
Tim Albright   Trombone
Shane Endsley   Trumpet
Elektra Kurtis   Violin
Nioka Workman   Cello
Miguel Diaz Zayas   Percussion
Five Elements   Ensemble
Council of Balance   Ensemble
Marlene Rice   Violin
Steve Coleman & the Council of Balance   Ensemble

Technical Credits

Daniel Baumgarten   Executive Producer
Steve Coleman   Producer

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