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Free Jazz

LP (Item 2557) Atlantic, 1961 — Condition: Used
Gatefold
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The title gets it right – as the album's easily the closest thing to free jazz that Ornette Coleman ever recorded – an album-length improvisation played by a "double quartet" that's overflowing with classic players! The style here is a fair bit like John Coltrane's Ascension album for Impulse – and like that one, the session features Ornette and his contemporaries really stretching out – blowing like never heard before on record, and working in a highly unstructured setting! Other players include Eric Dolphy on bass clarinet, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, and Scott LaFaro on bass – alongside regular group members Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and both Ed Blackwell and Billy Higgins on drums. One long track – just titled "Free Jazz"! (Red & green label pressing in the die-cut cover. Cover has peeling of the gloss finish, light wear, and a bent corner on the inner paste-on.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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