All My Life is from Ornette Colemans album Science Fiction, recorded in 1971 and released in 1972 on Columbia Records.
Science Fiction was Ornette Colemans creative rebirth, a stunningly inventive and appropriately alien-sounding blast of manic energy. Coleman pulls out all the stops, working with a variety of different lineups and cramming the record full of fresh ideas and memorable themes. Bassist Charlie Haden and drummers Billy Higgins and/or Ed Blackwell are absolutely indispensable to the overall effect, playing with a frightening, whirlwind intensity throughout. The catchiest numbers — including two songs with Indian vocalist Asha Puthli, which sound like pop hits from an alternate universe — have spacy, long-toned melodies that are knocked out of orbit by the rhythm section’s churning chaos, which often creates a totally different pulse. [source]
Embraceable You is the only track on the album This Is Our Music which is not written by Ornette Coleman.
This Is Our Music is the fifth album by saxophonist Ornette Coleman, recorded in 1960 and released on Atlantic Records in 1961, his third for the label. It is the first with drummer Ed Blackwell replacing his predecessor Billy Higgins in the Coleman Quartet, and is the only Atlantic album by Coleman to include a standard, in this case a version of “Embraceable You” by George and Ira Gershwin. Two recording sessions for the album took place in July and one in August of 1960 at Atlantic Studios in New York City. The seven selections for this album were culled from 23 masters recorded over the three sessions. The 16 outtakes from the two July sessions would later appear on the 1970s compilations The Art of the Improvisers, Twins and To Whom Who Keeps A Record, along with the 1993 box set Beauty Is A Rare Thing, named for a track on this album. [source]
Ornette Coleman – Alto Saxophone
Charlie Haden – Bass
Ed Blackwell – Drums
Con Cherry – Pocket Trumpet
Dancing In Your Head is recorded in New York in 1984 and is from the album Renaissance Man by Jamaaladeen Tacuma.
Jamaaladeen Tacuma (born Rudy McDaniel, June 11, 1956) is an American free jazz bassist born in Hempstead, New York, perhaps best known for his albums as bandleader on the Gramavision label and for his work with Ornette Coleman during the 1970s and 1980s (particularly in Coleman’s Prime Time band). The first three Prime Time recordings (Dancing in Your Head, Body Meta, and Of Human Feelings, all recorded in the late 1970s) feature Tacuma’s work on a Rickenbacker bass, a model popular among progressive rock musicians but rarely used on jazz recordings. He switched to a Steinberger bass in the 1980s, an instrument that helped him create his readily identifiable sound. [source]
Ornette Coleman – Alto Saxophone
Jamaaladeen Tacuma- Bass
Charles Ellerbe – Electric Guitar
Greg Mann – Electronics (Dmx), Drum Programming
Ron Howerton – Percussion, Percussion (electronic)
Faithful is the fifth track on the album The Empty Foxhole by Ornette Coleman, recorded at Van Gelder Studio, New Jersey, 1966.
The Empty Foxhole is an album by the American jazz saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman, recorded in 1966 and released on the Blue Note label in 1967. The album features Coleman’s untutored violin and trumpet as well as performing on his usual instrument, the alto saxophone, and marks the recording debut of his son who was ten years of age at the time. [source]
Proud papa explains in the liner notes that he gave an enthusiastic Denardo a drum set for Christmas when he was six. That would mean that at the time the album was recorded Denardo probably had more experience playing drums than Ornette had on trumpet and violin, his two new instruments which are lovingly featured on this album. [read more] (track 2,3 and 4)
Just for You is the second track on The Art of the Improvisers.
The Art of the Improvisers is an album by the American jazz composer and saxophonist Ornette Coleman featuring tracks recorded between 1959 and 1961 which was first released on the Atlantic label in 1970. [source]
All compositions by Ornette Coleman
A1 The Circle With A Hole In The Middle (4:53)
A2 Just For You (3:48)
A3 The Fifth Of Beethoven (6:35)
A4 The Alchemy Of Scott La Faro (8:48)
B1 Moon Inhabitants (4:28)
B2 The Legend Of Bebop (7:14)
B3 Harlem’s Manhattan (8:10)
Ornette Coleman - Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Don Cherry - Cornet, Trumpet
Billy Higgins – Drums (tracks: A1, A2), Ed Blackwell – Drums (tracks: A3 to B3)
Charlie Haden - Bass (A1 to A3, B1, B2), Jimmy Garrison – Bass (tracks: B3), Scott LaFaro – Bass (tracks: A4)