Essential Jazz Classics BSIN03884094

Coleman, Ornette - The Shape of Jazz to come

This release presents the seminal Ornette Coleman album The Shape of Jazz to Come in its entirety, featuring the debut of the splendid piano-less quartet with Don Cherry, Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins.
All compositions by Ornette Coleman.
Ornette Coleman (as), Don Cherry (cor), Charlie Haden (b), Billy Higgins (d)
Recorded in Hollywood, California, May 22, 1959.
1. Lonely woman (4:58)
2. Eventually (4:21)
3. Peace (9:03)
4. Focus on sanity (6:50)
5. Congeniality (6:46)
6. Chronology (6:05)
7. Monk and the nun (5:56)
8. Just for you (3:51)
Released 2010.

The element that pours out of this disc is creativity in strong, concentrated waves. Four of the half dozen Coleman originals in this collection grow out of bop roots, but Coleman hears other things, too. This is not easy music for the listener, but even at its most difficult it remains compelling. (John S. Wilson)
Price: 12,90 EUR