On the Edge of Tomorrow

On the Edge of Tomorrow
Studio album by Steve Coleman and Five Elements
Released 1986
Recorded January 1986
Systems Two, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Genre Jazz
Length 50:28
Label JMT
JMT 860005
Producer Stefan F. Winter
Steve Coleman chronology
Motherland Pulse
On the Edge of Tomorrow
World Expansion

On the Edge of Tomorrow is the second album by saxophonist Steve Coleman recorded in 1986 and released on the JMT label.[1][2]


The AllMusic review by Scott Yanow states, "Steve Coleman's second recording as a leader introduces his M-Base music in its prime. Essentially creative and avant-garde funk, the performances feature dense but coherent ensembles and crowded grooves... Not for everyone's taste, this frequently exciting set hints at a future that has not yet come".[3]

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Track listing

All compositions by Steve Coleman except as indicated

  1. "Fire Revisited" - 4:48
  2. "Fat Lay Back" - 2:12
  3. "I'm Going Home" (Kevin Bruce Harris) - 2:58
  4. "It Is Time" (Donna Russell, Graham Haynes) - 2:06
  5. "(In Order to Perform) A More Perfect Union" - 6:56
  6. "Little One I'll Miss You" (Abbey Lincoln, Bunky Green) - 4:33
  7. "T-T-Tim" - 1:54
  8. "Metaphysical Phunktion" (Kelvyn Bell) - 4:49
  9. "Nine to Five" - 1:40
  10. "Profile Man" - 2:54 Bonus track on CD
  11. "Stone Bone (Can't Go Wrong)" - 6:41
  12. "Almost There" (Harris) - 2:06
  13. "Change the Guard" - 6:01



  1. Steve Coleman discography, accessed September 23, 2014
  2. Steve Coleman sessionography, accessed September 23, 2014
  3. 1 2 Yanow, S., Allmusic Review accessed September 23, 2014
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