Cosmologic's music traverses the broad terrain of creative jazz and improvised music, integrating high-energy playing, intense introspection, rich grooves, open textures, and collective alchemy. Central to the group's sound is their commitment to developing challenging and original compositions. While profoundly dedicated to improvisation, Cosmologic also performs complex pieces that are composed by an individual member and then transformed through extensive group work. Many of these pieces have generated new directions for the group that explore complex musical landscapes while drawing upon the strengths of each member.
The Southern California-based quartet has toured in Europe, the US, Canada, and Mexico, and their three albums of original material have been praised in The Wire, Cadence, Coda, Musicworks, and many other publications. As individuals they have performed, recorded and studied with numerous master composer-improvisers, including Wadada Leo Smith, Yusef Lateef, George Lewis, Vinny Golia, Anthony Davis, Peter Kowald, Bobby Bradford, Nels Cline, Mark Dresser, Susie Ibarra, Vijay Iyer, Marty Ehrlich, and John Carter.
Jason Robinson, sax
Michael Dessen, trombone
Scott Walton, bass
Nathan Hubbard, drums