|The Tao of Mad Phat|
| Studio album by |
Steve Coleman and Five Elements
|Recorded||May 6, 7, & 23, 1993|
|Studio||Brooklyn, New York|
|Steve Coleman chronology|
The Tao of Mad Phat (subtitled "Fringe Zones") is an album by saxophonist Steve Coleman and his band Five Elements recorded in 1993 and released on the Novus label. 
The Allmusic review by Don Snowden awarded the album 4½ stars, stating, "the very organic quality of the music on The Tao of Mad Phat is the true measure of how successfully Coleman and his collaborators have extended the tradition in innovative new directions grounded in modern rhythms". 
All compositions by Steve Coleman except as indicated
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