Discography

ABSURDIST THEATER


2016 Release Simp Records

List of Tunes

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

Musicians

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

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ETERNAL MONOMYTH


2015 Release Simp Records

List of Tunes

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

Musicians

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

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FRACTAL ATTRACTION


2013 Release Simp Records

List of Tunes

  1. Silver's Fate
  2. Blues for Two
  3. Ascent
  4. Letter from Boston
  5. Tanabata
  6. Fractica
  7. Descent
  8. Fractal Attraction

Musicians

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

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A THOUSAND SUMMERS


2011 Release Simp Records

List of Tunes

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

Musicians

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

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MODES OF LIMITED TRANSCENDENCE


2008 Release Simp Records

List of Tunes

  1. Ryo's First flight
  2. Discovery in Three
  3. Trance Chant
  4. Art of Nothingness
  5. Hero to Wizard
  6. Messiaen Shuffle
  7. Gagaku Dreams
  8. Sufficient Reason

Musicians

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

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SANDBOX AND SANCTUM


2005 Release Simp Records

List of Tunes

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

Musicians

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

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SUNRISE FALLING


2004 Release Amp Records

List of Tunes

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

Musicians

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

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NO ONE IN PARTICULAR


2001 Release Survival Records

List of Tunes

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

Musicians

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

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ONE WORLD TRIBE PRAYER FOR SEPTEMBER


1995 Release Paddle Wheel King Records

List of Tunes

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

Musicians

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