ABSURDIST THEATER

Simp Records

Musicians

  • Gene Ess - Guitar, Guitar Synth, Compositions
  • Thana Alexa - Voice, Lyrics
  • Manuel Valera - Piano, Keyboards
  • Yasushi Nakamura - Acoustic and Electric Bass
  • Clarence Penn - Drums

List of Tunes:

  1. Out of the Ashes LISTEN
  2. Circe's Compassion LISTEN
  3. Jade Stones LISTEN
  4. Kunai LISTEN
  5. Torii LISTEN
  6. Forkball LISTEN
  7. Dejala Que Pase LISTEN
  8. Upward and Onward LISTEN






ETERNAL MONOMYTH

Simp Records

Musicians

  • Gene Ess - Guitar, Compositions
  • Thana Alexa - Voice, Lyrics
  • John Escreet - Piano
  • Thomson Kneeland - Bass
  • Clarence Penn - Drums

List of Tunes:

  1. Forsaken Island LISTEN
  2. The Trials LISTEN
  3. Entrance Exit LISTEN
  4. Summer Cantabile LISTEN
  5. Drakaina LISTEN
  6. Blues for Ryo LISTEN
  7. Mono-no Aware LISTEN
  8. Into the New World LISTEN






FRACTAL ATTRACTION

Simp Records

Musicians

  • Gene Ess - Guitar, Compositions
  • Thana Alexa - Voice, Composition
  • David Berkman - Piano
  • Thomson Kneeland - Bass
  • Gene Jackson - Drums

List of Tunes:

  1. Silver's Fate 6:15 LISTEN
  2. Blues for Two 7:21 LISTEN
  3. Ascent 14:08 LISTEN
  4. Letter from Boston 6:18 LISTEN
  5. Tanabata (Forlorn Lovers) 5:22 LISTEN
  6. Fractica 10:04 LISTEN
  7. Descent 10:03 LISTEN
  8. Fractal Attraction 3:23 LISTEN






A THOUSAND SUMMERS

Simp Records

Musicians

  • Gene Ess - Guitar, Arrange
  • James Weidman - Piano
  • Thomas Kneeland - Bass, Arrange
  • Gene Jackson - Drums
  • Nicki Parrott - Vocals

List of Tunes:

  1. I Didn't Know What Time It Was 7:17 LISTEN
  2. One Day I'll Fly Away 6:14 LISTEN
  3. So In Love 8:17 LISTEN
  4. The Old Country 8:25
  5. Charade 7:54
  6. East of the Sun 7:26 LISTEN
  7. Looking Back (Reflections) 7:24
  8. All Or Nothing At All 7:36 LISTEN
  9. Goodbye 6:49
  10. I WIll Wait For You 2:58






MODES OF LIMITED TRANSCENDENCE

Simp Records

Musicians

  • Gene Ess - Compositions, Guitar
  • Tigran Hamasyan - Piano, Rhodes
  • Harvie S - Bass
  • Tyshawn Sorey - Drums

List of Tunes:

  1. Ryo's First flight 6:26 LISTEN
  2. Discovery in Three 12:14 LISTEN
  3. Trance Chant 9:33 LISTEN
  4. Art of Nothingness 9:25
  5. Hero to Wizard 8:18
  6. Messiaen Shuffle 9:44
  7. Gagaku Dreams 6:52
  8. Sufficient Reason 8:50 LISTEN






SANDBOX AND SANCTUM

SONG CYCLE FOR QUARTET

Simp Records

Musicians

  • Gene Ess - Guitars
  • Donny McCaslin - Tenor, Soprano Saxophone
  • Harvie S - Bass
  • Gene Jackson - Drums

List of Tunes:

  1. Free 2 Fast LISTEN
  2. Ryo
  3. Baptisma Pyros
  4. Ballad For A Swordsman
  5. Ask The Guru LISTEN
  6. Noh Country LISTEN
  7. Sun Matsuri
  8. Kerama Processional LISTEN






SUNRISE FALLING

AMP RECORDS

Musicians

  • Gene Ess - Guitars, Synths, Loops, Etx, vocals
  • Matt Garrison - Bass
  • Fima Ephron - Bass
  • Jo Jo Mayer - Drums
  • Rashied Ali - Drums

List of Tunes:

  1. Sanpan LISTEN
  2. Kazuko
  3. Sunrise Falling LISTEN
  4. Katana LISTEN
  5. Garbanzo
  6. Triptych
  7. I. Aqua
  8. II. Sailing Song
  9. III. Ephemera
  10. Yuudachi
  11. Gene Pool LISTEN
  12. Variant
  13. Now, Parting






ONE WORLD TRIBE

PRAYER FOR SEPTEMBER

Paddle Wheel

Musicians:

  • Gene Ess - Guitar
  • Ravi Coltrane - Soprano, Tenor Saxophones
  • Takuya Nakamura - Piano, Trumpet
  • Lonnie Plaxico - Bass
  • Tony Moreno - Drums

List of Tunes:

  1. Fable From East China Sea
    (Sunrise)
  2. Unforgettable
  3. ESP LISTEN
  4. Weaver of Dreams
  5. Prayer for September LISTEN
  6. Spanish Haiku For Julia
  7. Eggman
  8. Good Question
  9. Blues Minor LISTEN
  10. River Way
  11. Trinkle Tinkle
  12. Fable From East China Sea
    (Sunset)




NO ONE IN PARTICULAR

RASHIED ALI QUINTET

Survival Records

Produced by Rashied Ali & Gene Ess

Musicians

  • Rashied Ali - Drums
  • Gene Ess - Guitar
  • Ravi Coltrane - Soprano, Tenor Saxophones
  • Greg Murphy - Piano
  • Matt Garrison - Bass

List of Tunes:

  1. No One In Particular LISTEN
  2. Witch Hunt LISTEN
  3. Blues For Annik
  4. Not Now, Later LISTEN
  5. Three Views of a Secret
  6. Dear Alice



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