Ornette Coleman – Faithful (1966)

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)

Ornette Coleman – Alto Saxophone
Charlie Haden – Bass
Denardo Coleman- Drums

 

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