Tag Archives: Ornette Coleman

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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Do the Tago Mago

BROWN RICE DEGI-DEGI Don Cherry Don Cherry A&M/Horizon : 1976 DC, trumpet, electric piano, voice; Charlie Haden, bass; Billy Higgins, drums; Frank Lowe, tenor sax; Ricky Cherry, electric piano; on Rice only: Bunchie Fox, electric bongos; Verna Gillis, voice. If… Continue reading

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SUPERGROUP!

CONSEQUENCES TRIO New York Contemporary Five Consequences Fontana : 1963 Archie Shepp, tenor sax; Don Cherry, trumpet; John Tchicai, alto sax; Don Moore, bass; J. C. Moses, drums. The New York Contemporary Five barely lasted a year all told, but… 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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DRUM AND BASS:
THE AMAZING STORY OF FRANÇOIS RABBATH, Part One

KOBOLDS PRELUDE A L’ARCHET DESERT François Rabbath The Sound of a Bass Philips : 1963 FR, bass; Armand Molinetti, drums. We’re thrilled to present a special three-part post about extraordinary French bassist and composer François Rabbath. His contributions to jazz… Continue reading

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Many Doors, Many Mansions

EARTH SONG SOUND IT OUT Jason Moran Black Stars Blue Note : 2001 JM, piano; Sam Rivers, tenor sax, flute; Tarus Mateen, bass; Nasheet Waits, drums. As an antidote to the recent strain of Jazz is Dead discussions, NPR’s A… Continue reading

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The Kids Are Alright

UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS OH ALLAH Alice Coltrane Universal Consciousness Impulse : 1971 AC, organ and harp; Leroy Jenkins, violin; John Blair, violin; Julius Brand, violin; Joan Kalisch, violin; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums. String arrangements by AC; transcription by Ornette… Continue reading

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