Category Archives: Ornette Coleman

The White House Band
aka Ornette’s All-White Cover Band

THE MEN WHO LIVE IN THE WHITE HOUSE Ornette Coleman Skies of America Columbia : 1972 OC, alto sax; Dewey Redman, tenor sax; Charlie Haden, bass; Ed Blackwell, drums, and the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted By David Measham. SOCIAL WORK Curlew 1st Album… Continue reading

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Harmolodic Tapestries (for Obama)

SKIES OF AMERICA Ornette Coleman and Prime Time Verona Jazz Nettles : 1996 (rec. 1987) OC, alto sax;  Bern Nix, Charles Ellerbee, guitar; Al MacDowell, Chris Walker, bass; Calvin Weston, Denardo Coleman, drums; with the Orchestra Sinfonica Dell’Arena di Verona,… Continue reading

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The Dozens

C.O.D. BELLS AND CHIMES Ornette Coleman Ornette at 12 Impulse : 1968 OC, alto, violin; Dewey Redman, tenor; Charlie Haden, bass; Denardo Coleman (credited as “Ornette Denardo”), drums. You’re going to like this or you’re not. But try not to… Continue reading

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LOST TONES:
The Unheard Ornette

Welcome to LOST TONES, a series featuring tracks from hyper-rare recordings that aren’t available anywhere else on the web. These treasures are courtesy of George Scala, who runs the invaluable Free Jazz Research site. He’s generously shared them from his… Continue reading

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Silent Score for a Sound Movie

PART II Ornette Coleman Chappaqua Suite Columbia : 1966 OC, alto sax; Pharaoh Sanders, tenor sax; David Izenzon, bass; Charles Moffett, drums; Joseph Tekula, orchestral arranger; plus 11 studio musicians. Several key Ornette Coleman albums have fallen through the cracks,… Continue reading

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Boogie Shoes

SLEEP TALK LOVE WORDS Ornette Coleman and Prime Time Of Human Feelings Antilles : 1982 OC, alto sax; Bern Nix and Charles Ellerbee, guitar; Jamaaladeen Tacuma, bass; Calvin Weston and Denardo Coleman, drums. New York City, 1979: Sid’s dead, graffiti everywhere, The… Continue reading

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D:O [Heart] the 80s, Part One

DEWEY’S CIRCLE David Murray Ming Black Saint : 1980 BUY DM, tenor sax, bass clarinet; Olu Dara, trumpet; Lawrence “Butch” Morris, cornet; George Lewis, trombone; Henry Threadgill, alto sax; Anthony Davis, piano; Wilber Morris, bass; Steve McCall, drums. MOON WALTZ… Continue reading

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