Ornette Coleman – Peace (1959)

Peace is the last track on side one on the album The Shape of Jazz to Come by Ornette Coleman, recorded in Spring, May 22, 1959. “Initially regarded as a fraud or a fool, his playing influenced half a century of jazz – and this album defines his greatness more than any other” – The Guardian, 2010. Ornette Coleman – alto saxophone Don Cherry – cornet Charlie Haden … Continue reading Ornette Coleman – Peace (1959)

Ornette Coleman – Just for You (1959)

Recorded 22nd of May, 1959. Second track on the album The Art of the Improvisers by Ornette Coleman. Like many of Ornette Coleman’s Atlantic sides, The Art of the Improvisers was recorded in numerous sessions from 1959-1961 and assembled for the purpose of creating a cohesive recorded statement. As an album, The Art of the Improvisers is usually undervalued when placed next to This Is Our Music or The Shape … Continue reading Ornette Coleman – Just for You (1959)

The Paul Horn Quintet – Mr. Bond (1960)

from the album “Something Blue” by Paul Horn, recorded march 1960. Years before Paul Horn became famous for his pioneering new age and mood music albums, he was an adventurous bop-based improviser trying to create an alternative to the hard bop music of the era. [source] Paul Horn – Saxophone, Flute Emil Richards – Vibes Jimmy Bond – Bass Paul Moer – Piano Billy Higgins – … Continue reading The Paul Horn Quintet – Mr. Bond (1960)

Ornette Coleman – All My Life (1971)

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 … Continue reading Ornette Coleman – All My Life (1971)

Charlie Haden with Chet Baker, Enrico Pieranunzi, Billy Higgins – Silence (1987)

Silence by Charlie Haden is the second track on the album Silence, recorded November 11 and 12, 1987 at CMC Studio, Roma. SILENCE features bassist Charlie Haden joined by Chet Baker, drummer Billy Higgins, and pianist Enrico Pieranunzi. It was recorded just six months before Baker’s death. His sad lyricism is a stirring presence throughout the half-dozen tunes. Haden’s “Silence” is like a mournful prayer … Continue reading Charlie Haden with Chet Baker, Enrico Pieranunzi, Billy Higgins – Silence (1987)

Stanley Cowell – Thank You My People (1975)

Thank You My People is the first track of the B-side of the album Regeneration bu Stanley Cowell, recorded April 27, 1975 and released in 1976 on Strata – East. Around the time of this recording, Stanley Cowell had achieved a degree of prominence as the pianist for the advanced bop quartet Music Inc., which he co-led with trumpeter Charles Tolliver, as well as for unusual … Continue reading Stanley Cowell – Thank You My People (1975)

Ornette Coleman Quartet – Just for You (1960)

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) … Continue reading Ornette Coleman Quartet – Just for You (1960)