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Ornette Coleman - The Atlantic Years (10LP) + Poster Bundle
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This EXCLUSIVE bundle includes the 10LP boxed set along with a 18x36 poster.
This 10LP Collection includes all six studio albums Coleman recorded with Atlantic Records between 1959 And 1961, plus more than two hours of session outtakes. Newly remastered audio by John Webber at AIR Studios.
The LPs are presented in replica European-style 1960s jackets in a side-loading slipcase along with a 12 x 12 booklet with new liner notes written by renowned author-music critic Ben Ratliff, plus rare pictures taken by legendary jazz photographer Lee Friedlander.
The albums featured in the set are: The Shape Of Jazz To Come (1959), Change Of The Century (1959), This Is Our Music (1960), Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation (1960), Ornette!(1961), Ornette On Tenor (1961), The Art Of Improvisers (1970), Twins (1971), To Whom Who Keeps A Record (1975), and The Ornette Coleman Legacy (1993.)
On most of his Atlantic albums, Coleman recorded with a quartet that included trumpeter Don Cherry, plus either Charlie Haden or Scott LaFaro on bass, and either Billy Higgins or Ed Blackwell on drums. One notable exception is Free Jazz, a ground-breaking single-track album where Coleman led a double quartet through a nearly 40-minute collective improvisation. The stereo mix used for the album separates the quartets into different channels; one on the right and the other on the left.
Coleman worked extensively with producer Nesuhi Ertegun on the music featured in this collection. Their partnership began in 1959 with Coleman's Atlantic debut, The Shape of Jazz To Come, an album the Library of Congress added to its National Recording Registry in 2012.
- Track Listing
ORNETTE COLEMAN: THE ATLANTIC YEARS
The Shape Of Jazz To Come (1959)
Change Of The Century (1959)
This Is Our Music (1960)
Free Jazz (1960)
Ornette On Tenor (1961)
The Art Of Improvisers (1970)
To Whom Who Keeps A Record (1975)
The Ornette Coleman Legacy (1993)