Tag Archives: Ornette Coleman

Bass on Bass: Jack Bruce’s Jazz Flight

OVER THE CLIFF Jack Bruce Things We Like Polydor : 1970 Dick Heckstall-Smith, saxophones; Jack Bruce, bass; Jon Hiseman, drums.  We’re pleased to host this guest post by bassist and composer extraordinaire Ron Brendle. A while back, he introduced us… Continue reading

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We admit it: We’re not generally fans of jazz poetry. The stuff tends to deserve the bad rap it gets. However, the work of Jayne Cortez is a blazing exception. With the help of George Scala, we’ve put together this… Continue reading

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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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LOST TONES: Funk Dumpling;
or, “Today’s Special”

MOON OVER MOSCOW FARMER ALFALFA HOME IS WHERE THE HEARTH IS Perry Robinson 4 Funk Dumpling Savoy : 1962 PR, clarinet; Kenny Barron, piano; Henry Grimes, bass; Paul Motian, drums. Welcome to LOST TONES which features tracks from hyper-rare recordings that aren’t available anywhere… 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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Way Out West

THE SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ SOCIETY BLUES LONELINESS John Carter & Bobby Bradford Self Determination Music Flying Dutchman : 1970 JC, alto sax, flute; BB, trumpet, glockenspiel; Tom Williamson and Henry Franklin, bass; Bruz Freeman, drums. As Josh Sinton made plain… Continue reading

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FMP #9: Lonely Brötzmann

To continue the Ornette vibe of this week, we are proud and delighted to bring you a phenomenal 1984 solo outing from Peter Brötzmann, one that kicks off with a loose, baritone rendition of “Lonely Woman.” What follows are 23… Continue reading

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