Old and New Dreams – New Dream (1980)

From the album Playing by Old and New Dreams. Concert Recording, June 1980, Theater am Kornmarkt, Bregenz (Austria). Old and New Dreams was a jazz group that was active from 1976 to 1987. The group was composed of tenor saxophone player Dewey Redman (doubling on musette), bassist Charlie Haden, cornet player Don Cherry and drummer Ed Blackwell.[1] All of the members were former sidemen of free … Continue reading Old and New Dreams – New Dream (1980)

Don Cherry and the Jazz Composer’s Orchestra – Tantra (1973)

“If we’re going to speak about words, we could talk about a word like ‘aum.’ Because you don’t say the word ‘aum,’ you sing it. And you have to sing it where you use the ‘a’ as ‘ah,’ which is the throat. Then you’re singing, sustaining the tone ‘ah.’ Then you go to the ‘u,’ and then you reach the ‘m’ and you’ve liberated the … Continue reading Don Cherry and the Jazz Composer’s Orchestra – Tantra (1973)

Eric Dolphy/Booker Little quintet – Aggression (1961)

Aggression is recorded July 16, 1961. It appears on the second of three sets that document the Eric Dolphy / Booker Little quintet’s playing at the Five Spot At the Five Spot volumes one and two is a pair of jazz albums documenting one night (16 July 1961) from the end of Eric Dolphy and Booker Little’s two-week residency at the Five Spot in New York. This was the only night … Continue reading Eric Dolphy/Booker Little quintet – Aggression (1961)

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)

The Ornette Coleman Quartet – Embraceable You (1960)

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 … Continue reading The Ornette Coleman Quartet – Embraceable You (1960)

Don Cherry / Ed Blackwell – Brilliant Actions (1969)

From the album “Mu” First Part by Don Cherry and Ed Blackwell, recorded August 22, 1969, Studio Saravah, Paris. Tracks on “Mu” First Part: Brilliant Action / Omejelo / Total Vibration (Part 1) / Total Vibration (Part 2) / Sun Of The East / Terrestrial Beings Don Cherry – Trumpet Ed Blackwell – Drums   Continue reading Don Cherry / Ed Blackwell – Brilliant Actions (1969)

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)