The Kozmigroov Konnection

Kozmigroov is a transgressive improvisational music which combines elements of psychedelia, spirituality, jazz, rock, soul, funk, and African, Latin, Brazillian, Indian and Asian influences culminating into an all encompassing cosmic groove. At its most accomplished, Kozmigroov is both expansive and highly rhythmic, and simultaneously finds connections with the mind, soul and body. (full definition)

Doug Watson created the first Kozmigroov Index in 1997 as a map through a minefield of kozmigroov recordings which range from the drop-dead brilliant to the outrageously bad. The Index moved here (freeform.org) in 2003, and was renamed The Kozmigroov Konnection. The Konnection has grown over the years with help and input from various people within the kozmic community, and continues to grow with contributions from people like you!

For each artist listed below, only the most kozmigroov-applicable recording are noted. These are not complete discographical listings. Titles listed in red are the highest recommended Kozmigroov albums.

A
Eivind Aarset (m)
John Abercrombie
Cannonball and Nat Adderley
Neil Ardley
Afreaka
Olli Ahvenlahti
Air (Japan)
Airto
Amalgam
Tony Allen
Harold Alexander
Horacee Arnold
Art Ensemble of Chicago
As One (m)
Association PC
Marcos Ariel
Brian Auger
David Axelrod
Roy Ayers

B
Judy Bailey
Gato Barbieri
Kenny Barron
Gary Bartz
Bayeté (Todd Cochran)
Jeff Beck
Harry Beckett
Marcus Belgrave
George Benson
Andy Bey
Black Jazz Chronicles (m)
Black Renaissance
Toto Blanke
Carla Bley
Paul Bley
Joakim Bouaziz (m)
Chris Bowden (m)
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Marion Brown
Build An Ark (m)
Gary Burton
Manzel Bush
Sigi Busch
Donald Byrd

C
Cabildos
Caldera
Hadley Caliman
Terry Callier
Ian Carr
Ron Carter
Catalyst
Philip Catherine
Joe Chambers
Arnold Cheatham
Don Cherry
The Cinematic Orchestra (m)
Clarke-Boland Big Band
Stanley Clarke
Billy Cobham
Codona
Philip Cohran
Ornette Coleman
Alice Coltrane
John Coltrane
Compost
Norman Connors
Contraband
Chick Corea
Larry Coryell
Cos
Bill Cosby
Stanley Cowell
Clifford Coulter
Curt Cress
Critters Buggin (m)

D
Albert Dailey
Wolfgang Dauner
Miles Davis
Nathan Davis
Stanton Davis
Kirk Degiorgio (m)
Jack DeJohnette
Les DeMerle
Paul Desmond
Raul DeSouza
Manu Dibango
Dave Douglas (m)
Urszula Dudziak
George Duke
David Durrah

E
Bruno E (m)
Charles Earland
Hubert Eaves
Eleventh House
Don Ellis
Jeremy Ellis (m)
Embryo
Emphasis
Gil Evans

F
Art Farmer
Joe Farrell
William S. Fischer
Flanger (m)
Sonny Fortune
Al Foster
Frank Foster
Ronnie Foster
Rob Franken
4 Hero (m)
Four Tet (m)
The Fourth Way
Henry Franklin
Freeform Arkestra (m)
The Free Spirits
George Freeman
Gerardo Frisina (m)
Curtis Fuller
Funk Factory

G
Frederic Galliano
Hal Galper
Jan Garbarek
Carlos Garnett
Luis Gasca
Gateway
Stan Getz
Mike Gibbs
Dizzy Gillespie
Bebel Gilberto (m)
Egberto Gismonti
Dr. Patrick Gleeson
Sonny Greenwich
Steve Grossman

H
Tim Hagans (m)
Chico Hamilton
Johnny Hammond
Jan Hammer
Herbie Hancock
John Handy
Nathan Haines (m)
Rufus Harley
Don Harris
Eddie Harris
Gene Harris
Wendell Harrison
Jon Hassell
Hampton Hawes
Roy Haynes
Headhunters
Albert Heath
Heath Brothers
Perry Hemus (m)
Eddie Henderson
Joe Henderson
Hidden Orchestra (m)
HIM (m)
Terumasa Hino
Chris Hinze
William Hooker
Takehiro Honda
Paul Horn
Michael Howell
Freddie Hubbard
Bobby Hughes (m)
Bobbi Humphrey
James Hurt (m)
Bobby Hutcherson

I
Innerzone Orchestra (m)
Weldon Irvine
Isotope

J
Melvin Jackson
Milt Jackson
Shannon Jackson
Jaga Jazzist (m)
Bob James
Jazzanova (m)
Jazz Band De Free
Jan Jankeje
Keith Jarrett
Leroy Jenkins
Joakim Lone Octet (m)
Alphonso Johnson
Rudolph Johnson
Pete Jolly
Elvin Jones

K
Ryo Kawasaki
Robin Kenyatta
The Keyboard Circle
Calvin Keys
Franklin Kiermyer
Masabumi Kikuchi
Rahsaan Roland Kirk
John Klemmer
Moe Koffman
Eero Koivistoinen
Toshinori Kondo
Mike Koskinen
Krakatau
Volker Kriegel
Joachim Kuhn
Rolf Kuhn
Steve Kuhn
Fela Kuti
Charles Kynard

L
Laboratorium
Last Exit (m)
Yusef Lateef
Azar Lawrence
Hubert Laws
John Lee & Gerry Brown
O'Donel Levy
Ramsey Lewis
David Liebman
Jayson Lindh
Lob (m)
Lomax/Wrigley
Mike Longo
Love Cry Want
Doug Lucas

M
Ralph MacDonald
Madlib (m)
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Teppo Makynen (m)
Mike Mainieri
Herbie Mann
Shelly Manne
Manzel
Steve Marcus
Charlie Mariano
Sabu Martinez
Pat Martino
Harvey Mason
David Matthews
Bennie Maupin
Cecil McBee
Les McCann
Jack McDuff
Noel McGhie
John McLaughlin
Gil Melle
Sergio Mendes
Roy Meriwether
Barry Miles
Kosuke Mine
Blue Mitchell
Nils Petter Molvær (m)
Moodymann (m)
Marcio Montarroyos
Airto Moreira
Lee Morgan
Ramon Morris
Byron Morris & Unity
Sam Morrison
Marc Moulin
Alphonse Mouzon
Mtume (James Heath)
Idris Muhammad
John Murtaugh

N
Teruo Nakamura
Natural Essence
Oliver Nelson
Niagara
Mike Nock
Nostalgia 77 (m)
Nucleus
Nuyorican Soul (m)

O
O.H Krill (m)
Shunzo Ohno
Oneness of Juju
Opa
Jimmy Owens

P
Hermeto Pascoal
Passport (Klaus Doldinger)
Jaco Pastorius
Nicholas Payton (m)
The Pharaohs
The Philadelphia Experiment (m)
Barre Phillips
Shawn Phillips
Piano Conclave (George Gruntz)
Dave Pike
Placebo
Pleasure
Terry Plumeri
Ponga (m)
Jack van Poll
Jean-Luc Ponty
Pop Workshop
Pork Pie
Powerhouse
Julian Priester
Flora Purim
Puzzle
Pyramids

R
Enrico Rava
Phil Ranelin
Steve Reid
Dieter Reith
Return to Forever
Buddy Rich
Sonny Rollins
Dom Um Romão
Badal Roy
Patrice Rushen
George Russell
Terje Rypdal

S
Pharoah Sanders
San Francisco Express
Santana
Kristian Schultze Set
Paul Schutze
Don Sebesky
Second Direction
Teddy Rok Seven (m)
Shades of Joy
Skalpel (m)
Sonny Sharrock
Sons & Daughters Of Lite
Woody Shaw
Wayne Shorter
Soul Ascendants (m)
The Souljazz Orchestra (m)
Horace Silver
Lonnie Liston Smith
Smoke
Solarplexus
Solar Plexus
Spaceheads (m)
Stardrive
Stark Reality
Jeremy Steig
Clive Stevens (Atmospheres)
Stone Alliance
Frank Strazzeri
Streetdancer
Charles Sullivan
Sun Ra
John Surman
Synthesis
Gabor Szabo

T
Buddy Terry
Eje Thelin
Leon Thomas
Keith Tippett
Cal Tjader
Tribe (m)
Eric Truffaz (m)
Two Banks Of Four (m)
McCoy Tyner

U
James (Blood) Ulmer
Unity
United Jazz & Rock Ensemble
Michal Urbaniak

V
Jasper Van't Hof
Nana Vasconcelos
Miroslav Vitous

W
Mal Waldron
Hysear Don Walker
Cedar Walton
Sadao Watanabe
Weather Report
Eberhard Weber
Bugge Wesseltoft (m)
Harry Whitaker
Lenny White
Michael White
Wibutee (m)
Buster Williams
Tony Williams
Larry Willis

Y
Pete Yellin
Yesterdays New Quintet (m)
Larry Young

Z
Joe Zawinul
Frank Zappa
Denny Zeitlin
Attila Zoller


(m) - modern kozmigroov artist