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Steve Coleman

Born: September 20, 1956    Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Steve Coleman

Steve began playing music just days before his 14th birthday as a freshman at South Shore High School on the south side of Chicago. His first instrument was violin but later that year he switched to the alto saxophone. For three years Steve studied the basics of music and saxophone technique, then he decided that he wanted to learn how to improvise. Looking for the best improvising musicians to listen to is what brought Steve to the music of Charlie Parker, although it helped that his father listened to Parker all the time. After spending two years at Illinois Wesleyan University Steve transferred to Roosevelt University (Chicago Music College) in downtown Chicago in order to concentrate on Chicago's musical nightlife....
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Steve Coleman and Five Elements 2006 Label Bleu
Lucidarium Steve Coleman and Five Elements 2004 Label Bleu
On the Rising of the 64 Paths Steve Coleman and Five Elements 2003 Label Bleu
Alternate Dimension Series I Steve Coleman and Five Elements 2002 Free CD to the Public
Resistance is Futile Steve Coleman and Five Elements 2002 Label Bleu
(two CD box set)
The Ascension To Light Steve Coleman and Five Elements 2000 BMG/RCA Records
The Sonic Language of Myth: 
Believing, Learning, Knowing
Steve Coleman and Five Elements 1999 BMG/RCA Records
Genesis Steve Coleman and The Council of Balance 1998 BMG/RCA Records 
(part of two CD box set)
The Opening of The Way Steve Coleman and Five Elements 1998 BMG/RCA Records 
(part of two CD box set)
The Sign and The Seal Steve Coleman and The Mystic Rhythm Society
in collaboration with AfroCuba de Matanzas
1996 BMG/RCA Records
Steve Coleman Live in Paris 
at The Hot Brass Club
Steve Coleman with Mystic, Metrics & Elements BMG/RCA 3-CD Box Set 
(contains the next 3 CDs)
Myths, Modes and Means Steve Coleman and The Mystic Rhythm Society 1995 BMG/RCA Records 
The Way of The Cipher Steve Coleman and Metrics 1995 BMG/RCA Records 
Curves of Life Steve Coleman and Five Elements 1995 BMG/RCA Records 
Def Trance Beat Steve Coleman and Five Elements 1995 RCA/Novus Records 
A Tale of 3 Cities Steve Coleman and Metrics 1994 RCA/Novus Records 
The Tao of Mad Phat Steve Coleman and Five Elements  1993 RCA/Novus Records 
Drop Kick Steve Coleman and Five Elements 1992 RCA/Novus Records 
Black Science Steve Coleman and Five Elements 1991 RCA/Novus Records 
Rhythm People Steve Coleman and Five Elements 1990 RCA/Novus Records 
Sine Die Steve Coleman and Five Elements 1988 Pangaea Records 
World Expansion Steve Coleman and Five Elements 1987 JMT Records 
On the Edge of Tomorrow Steve Coleman and Five Elements 1986 JMT Records 
Motherland Pulse Steve Coleman and his group 1985 JMT Records

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