Japanese issue of the first volume of Ornette
's historic UK recording for Arista/
Freedom from 1965. Ornette
's trio of himself, David Izenzon, and Charles Moffett is augmented by a "Virtuoso Ensemble", a chamber ensemble added to the group as a way of making them a "serious" musical endeavor that would get around British union regulations that would prevent Ornette
from playing in the UK. The result, however, is one of the first recordings of some of Ornette
's fantastic work for a larger ensemble, and the LP includes a 24 minute reading of his "Sounds and Forms for Wind Quintet". The two other tracks are "Sadness" and "Clergyman's Dream". With a different cover than the UK version, but the same track listing.
(Limited edition of 3000 – on clear pink vinyl!)