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Ornette Coleman
The Atlantic Years

Ornette Coleman completists need look no further than this luxury box set. Atlantic have remastered the ten records he made for the label between 1959 and 1962 - that means The Shape Of Jazz To Come, Free Jazz, This Is Our Music and more. They’ve packaged them alongside a book of photos and an essay on Coleman by famed jazz critic Ben Ratliff.
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Ornette Coleman
Tomorrow is the Question!

Tomorrow Is The Question! is Ornette Coleman’s second album. On his debut, Something Else!!! he was contractually obliged to feature a piano. It was obviously a sore-point as here there is no room for pianist. By removing the harmonic structure a piano brought, Coleman felt that the drums of Shelly Manne, trumpet of Don Cherry and bass of Percy Heath and Red Mitchell (playing duties were shared), were free to explore new reaches of jazz. This is an essential piece of pioneering free jazz.

Ornette Coleman
Change of the Century

Ornette Coleman is just so, so good. 1960’s Change Of The Century followed hot on the heels of The Shape Of Jazz to come, with that phenomenal quartet still in full effect. Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, Billy Higgins. For those who don’t know, this is an album of phenomenal and creative jazz interplay, genuinely pushing the form forwards. Delightfully available again on wax: this reissue is pressed in an edition of 500 LPs, on Doxy.
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Howard Shore & Ornette Coleman performed by The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Naked Lunch - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Easy to forget that free jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman and movie soundtrack composer Howard Shore (he scored Lord of the Rings y’know) once collaborated, but they did: and on a William Burroughs adaptation too! The accompaniment to the famously disgusting Naked Lunch is presented here on vinyl for the first time ever, in brand new artwork, courtesy of Mondo.
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Ornette Coleman
To Whom Who Keeps A Record

This is a rare slice of Ornette Coleman, a collection originally only released in Japan and made up of outtakes from the classics Change of the Century and This Is Our Music. Needless to say with that pedigree (and with the same astonishing band line-up, including Don Cherry and Ed Blackwell), this is premium jazz. First-time vinyl reissue!

Paul Bley/ Ornette Coleman/ Don Cherry/ Charlie Haden/ Billy Higgins
Live At The Hillcrest Club 1958

Ornette Coleman captured live just one year before his epochal The Shape Of Jazz To Come. Don Cherry is already present, shadowing Ornette’s saxophone with his cornet, and the rest of the quintet is made up by Paul Bley, Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins. Try this clear, audiophile-grade, double vinyl LP for a glimpse of a still-embryonic Free Jazz sound.
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