Ornette Coleman records ‘Change of the Century’ with Don Cherry, Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins (1959)

Ornette Coleman's 'Change of the Century' is his fourth studio album recorded on October 8 and 9, 1959, with Don Cherry, Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins and released In June 1960 By Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Ramblin' (Ornette Coleman) - 06:39 . 2.Free (Ornette Coleman) - 06:24 . 3.The Face Of The Bass (Ornette Coleman) - 06:59 . 4.Forerunner (Ornette Coleman) - 05:16 . 5.Bird Food (Ornette…

Ornette Coleman starts the recording of ‘Science Fiction,’ an album for Columbia (1971)

Ornette Coleman's 'Science Fiction' is an album Recorded on September 9, 10 & October 13, 1971 and released in 1972 By Columbia.Track Listing : 1.What Reason Could I Give? (Ornette Coleman) - 03:06 . 2.Civilization Day (Ornette Coleman) - 06:04 . 3.Street Woman (Ornette Coleman) - 04:50 . 4.Science Fiction (Ornette Coleman) - 05:03 . 5.Rock The Clock (Ornette Coleman) - 03:16 . 6.All My Life…

Atlantic publish Ornette Coleman’s fifth album : ‘This Is Our Music’ recorded with Don Cherry et al (1960)

Ornette Coleman's 'This Is Our Music' is his fifth album recorded on July 19 & 26 and August 2, 1960 and released In February 1961 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Blues Connotation (Ornette Coleman) - 05:16 . 2.Beauty Is A Rare Thing (Ornette Coleman) - 07:13 . 3.Kaleidoscope (Ornette Coleman) - 06:36 . 1.Embraceable You (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 04:54 . 2.Poise (Ornette Coleman) -…

We remember Ornette Coleman. ‘Ornette, What Else?’

This day (June 11, 2015), in New-York City, died Ornette Coleman, an American saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter, composer and one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement.Tracklist : 1 . At North Sea Jazz (2010) 2 . J.S. Bach (2010) 3 . Lonely Woman (2008) 4 . w/ Prime Time - Latin Genetics 5 . w/ Prime Time - Stadtgarten Cologne (1987) 6 . In Germany (1978 ) 7 . In Roma (1974)…

Ornette Coleman records ‘The Shape of Jazz to Come,’ his third album featuring ‘Lonely Woman’ (1959)

Ornette Coleman's 'The Shape of Jazz to Come' is his third album recorded on May 22, 1959 and released in October 1959 By Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Lonely Woman (Ornette Coleman) - 04:59 . 2.Eventually (Ornette Coleman) - 04:20 . 3.Peace (Ornette Coleman) - 09:04 . 4.Focus On Sanity (Ornette Coleman) - 06:50 . 5.Congeniality (Ornette Coleman) - 06:41 . 6.Chronology (Ornette Coleman) - 06:05…

Ornette Coleman Prime Time in Cologne, Germany (1987)

March 26, 1987 - Ornette Coleman and Prime Time Band - that is Bern Nix (g), Charlie Ellerbee (g), Jamaaladeen Tacuma (el.b), Al MacDowell (el.b), Denardo Coleman (d) and Grant Calvin Weston (d) - perform at Stadtgarten, Cologne in Germany

Contemporary publish Ornette Coleman’s debut album : ‘Something Else!!!!’ (1958)

Ornette Coleman's 'Something Else!!!!' is his debut album recorded on February 10 – March 24, 1958 with Don Cherry among others and released the same year by Contemporary.Track Listing : 1.Invisible (Ornette Coleman) - 04:11 . 2.The Blessing (Ornette Coleman) - 04:45 . 3.Jayne (Ornette Coleman) - 07:17 . 4.Chippie (Ornette Coleman) - 05:37 . 5.The Disguise (Ornette Coleman) - 02:46 . 6.Angel Voice…

Ornette Coleman begins the recording of ‘Tomorrow Is the Question!’ with Don Cherry, Percy Heath, Shelly Manne and Red Mitchell (1959)

Ornette Coleman's 'Tomorrow Is the Question!' is his second album subtitled 'The New Music of Ornette Coleman!', recorded on January 16, February 23 and March 9–10, 1959 with Don Cherry, Percy Heath, Shelly Manne and Red Mitchell and released the same year bBy Contemporary.Track Listing : 1.Tomorrow Is The Question! (Ornette Coleman) - 03:09 . 2.Tears Inside (Ornette Coleman) - 05:00 . 3.Mind And…

Ornette Coleman records his sixth album : ‘Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation’ for Atlantic Records (1960)

Ornette Coleman's 'Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation' is his sixth album recorded on December 21, 1960 September 1961 and released by Atlantic Records.Track Listing : 1.Free Jazz (Part One) (Ornette Coleman) - 19:55 . 2.Free Jazz (Part Two) (Ornette Coleman) - 16:28Musicians : Don Cherry — Pocket Trumpet . Scott Lafaro — Bass . Billy Higgins — Drums . Eric Dolphy — Bass Clarinet . Freddie…

Pat Metheny and Ornette Coleman record together ‘Song X’ for Geffen (1985)

'Song X' by Pat Metheny & Ornette Coleman is a collaborative studio free jazz album recorded on December 12–14, 1985 and released In June 1986 By Geffen.Track Listing : 1.Song X (Ornette Coleman) - 05:38 . 2.Mob Job (Ornette Coleman) - 04:13 . 3.Endangered Species (Ornette Coleman, Pat Metheny) - 13:19 . 4.Video Games (Ornette Coleman) - 05:21 . 5.Kathelin Gray (Ornette Coleman, Pat…

This week In Jazz Legends 30/52

Sonny Rollins, Frank Foster, John Faddis, Jimmy Smith, Kenny Burrell, VSOP II, Laurindo Almeida, Johnny Griffin, Herbie Hancock, Santana, Gil Evans, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Globe Unity Orchestra, Ornette Coleman

This week In Jazz Legends 24/52

Chet Baker , Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey, Lester Bowie, Henry Mancini, Art Blakey, Jazz Messengers, Marcus Miller, Gil Evans Orchestra, Roy Hargrove, Karriem Riggins, Spyro Gyra

Happy Birthday Joseph Bowie. ‘Living Defunkt’

This day (October 17, 1953), in St Louis, Missouri, is born Joseph Bowie, an American bandleader, trombonist, and founder of the seminal jazz fusion band, Defunkt. Tracklist : 1 . Defunkt – @ Reigen, Vienna (2019) 2 . Defunkt – @ Piano Dortmund (2018) 3 . w/ Seven Eleven – Gimme the Funk (2015) 4 . w/ Saskia Laroo band – @ Paradiso Amsterdam (2014) 5 . Defunkt Millenium – Believing In Love (2012)…

Jazz has its own Woodstock Festival (1981)

September 19, 1981 - Jack DeJohnette, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Anthony Braxton, Lee Konitz, Miroslav Vitouš and many more are in Woodstock to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Creative Music Studio, founded by Karl Berger and Ornette Coleman.

Columbia publish Herbie Hancock’s thirty-fifth album : ‘Future Shock’ featuring ‘Rockit’ (1983)

Herbie Hancock's 'Future Shock' feat. 'Rockit' is his thirty-fifth album released in August, 1983 by Columbia.1 . Rockit (Official Video) 2 . Earth Beat (1985) 3 . Autodrive 4 . Rock It (Live) Track Listing : 1.Rockit (Herbie Hancock, Michael James Beinhorn, Bill O. Laswell) - 05:28 . 2.Future Shock - (Curtis Mayfield) - 08:05 . 3.Tfs (Herbie Hancock, Michael James Beinhorn, Bill O. Laswell) -…

Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea record ‘Play’ at at Wolftrap in Vienna, Virginia (1990)

'Play' by Bobby McFerrin & Chick Corea is an album recorded on June 23, 1990 at Wolftrap (Vienna, Virginia) and June 27, 1990 at Carnegie Hall (New York City) and released the same year by Blue Note.1 . Montreux Jazz Festival (2001) 2 . Round Midnight Track Listing : 1.Spain (Chick Corea, Joaquín Rodrigo) - 10:12 . 2.Even From Me (Chick Corea, Bobby Mcferrin) - 06:34 . 3.Autumn Leaves…

Pat Metheny releases ‘Unity Band’ recorded with Chris Potter, Ben Williams and Antonio Sánchez (2012)

Pat Metheny's 'Unity Band' is a studio album recorded with Chris Potter, Ben Williams and Antonio Sánchez and released on June 12, 2012 by Nonesuch.1 . This Belongs To You (The Unity Sessions) Track Listing : 1.New Year (Pat Metheny) - 07:37 . 2.Roofdogs (Pat Metheny) - 05:33 . 3.Come And See (Pat Metheny) - 08:28 . 4.This Belongs To You (Pat Metheny) - 05:20 . 5.Leaving Town (Pat Metheny) -…

Happy Birthday Anthony Braxton. ‘Professor Braxton’

This day (June 4, 1945), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Anthony Braxton, an American composer, saxophonist, clarinettist, flautist, pianist and philosopher.Tracklist : 1 . Solo (2019) 2 . Fringe Arts (2017) 3 . Sonic Genome (2015) 4 . Solo alto saxophone (2012) 5 . Documentary (2010) 6 . Impressions 7 . On Woody Shaw 8 . w/ William Parker, Hamid Drake - Blue Note, Milano (2007) 9 . w/ Sonic Genome…

Charlie Haden records ‘In Angel City’ with Quartet West (1988)

In Angel City' by Charlie Haden's Quartet West is an album recorded on May 30-June 1, 1988.1 . First Song (w/ Quartet West) 2 . First Song (w/ Pat Metheny) Track Listing : 1.Sunday At The Hillcrest (Charlie Haden) - 06:21 . 2.First Song (Charlie Haden) - 06:57 . 3.The Red Wind (Pat Metheny) - 04:55 . 4.Blue In Green (Miles Davis, Bill Evans) - 07:16 . 5.Alpha (Ornette Coleman) - 06:27 . 6.Live…

Blue Note release Joe Lovano’s ‘Folk Art’ recorded with Us Five featuring Esperanza Spalding (2009)

Joe Lovano's 'Folk Art' is his twenty first album recorded with Us Five featuring Esperanza Spalding and released on May 5, 2009 by Blue Note..Track Listing : 1.Powerhouse (Joe Lovano) - 04:04 . 2.Folk Art (Joe Lovano) - 10:06 . 3.Wild Beauty (Joe Lovano) - 07:17 . 4.Us Five (Joe Lovano) - 08:09 . 5.Song For Judi (Joe Lovano) - 05:46 . 6.Drum Song (Joe Lovano) - 08:30 . 7.Dibango (Joe Lovano) -…

We remember Billy Higgins. ‘Soldier Higgins’

This day (May 3, 2001), in Inglewood, California, died Billy Higgins, an American jazz drummer who played on over 700 recordings.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Charles Lloyd – Forest Flower (1999) 2 . w/ Joshua Redman, Pat Metheny & Christian mcBride (1993) 3 . w/ Tete Montoliu Trio – Lament (1990) 4 . w/ Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden – Lonely Woman (1986) 5 . w/ Freddie Hubbard & Johnny Griffin – Well…

Jackie McLean records ‘New Soil’ with trumpeter Donald Byrd (1959)

Jackie McLean's 'New Soil' is an album recorded on May 2, 1959 with Donald Byrd on trumpet and released rhe same year by Blue Note. .Track Listing : 1.Hip Strut (Jackie Mclean) - 11:20 . 2.Minor Apprehension (Jackie Mclean) - 07:34 . 3.Greasy (Walter Davis Jr.) - 07:25 . 4.Sweet Cakes (Walter Davis Jr.) - 06:46 . 5.Davis Cup (Walter Davis Jr.) - 05:26 Musicians : Jackie Mclean - Alto Saxophone .…

We Remember Lee Konitz. ‘Cool Lee’

This day (April 15, 2020), in New-York City, died Lee Konitzan American jazz alto saxophonist Digest Tracklist : Darn that dream (2018) . @ SeixalJazz (2017) . Body & Soul . Live In Italy (2012) . Solar (2008) . w/ Zimbo Trio - Luiza (1999) . w/ Frank Wunch - Thingin' (1995) . w/ Paul Motian Trio ~ I Wish I Knew (1991) . w/ Chick Corea - Stella By Starlight (1981) . Bird (1973) . w/ Bill…

Verve publish Chris Potter’s album : ‘Gratitude’ (2001)

Chris Potter's 'Gratitude' is an album recorded with Brian Blade, Scott Colley & Kevin Hayes and released on April 3, 2001 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.The Source (Chris Potter) - 06:39 . 2.Shadow (Chris Potter) - 05:50 . 3.Sun King (Chris Potter) - 07:01 . 4.High Noon (Chris Potter) - 08:21 . 5.Eurydice (Chris Potter) - 06:02 . 6.The Mind'S Eye Intro (Chris Potter) - 00:44 . 7.The Mind'S…

Happy Birthday David Murray. ‘One More Circle’

This day (February 19, 1955), in Oakland, California, is born David Murray, an American musician who plays mainly tenor saxophone and sometimes bass clarinet.Tracklist : w/ Saul Williams - Citizens (2018) . w/ Hamid Drake (2017) . w/ Lydian Sound Orchestra (2015) . @ Jamboree Jazz Club (2014) . w/ Cuban Ensemble - At The Nyc Winter Jazz Fest (2012) . w/ James Blood Ulmer - Blues Big Band…

Archie Shepp records ‘Fire Music,’ an album Impulse! (1965)

Archie Shepp's 'Fire Music' is a studio album recorded on February 16 and March 9, 1965 and released the same year 1965 by Impulse!.Track Listing : 1.Hambone (Archie Shepp) - 12:29 . 2.Los Olvidados (Archie Shepp) - 08:54 . 3.Malcolm, Malcolm Semper Malcolm (Archie Shepp) - 04:48 . 4.Prelude To A Kiss (Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills) - 04:50 . 5.The Girl From Ipanema (Vinicius…

Happy Birthday Henry Threadgill. ‘Henry Makes Another Move’

This day (February 15, 1944), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Henry Threadgill, an American saxophonist and flautist .Tracklist : With or Without Card (2019) . w/ Flea, Denardo Vibe @ Blues Connotation (2016) . w/ Zooid @ The Jazz Gallery, NYC (2013) . w/ Zooid - Jazzarium Fest (2011) . Playing It Unsafe Composer Journeys (1/2) . Playing It Unsafe Composer Journeys (2/2) . w/ Zooid @ Festival…

Happy Birthday James Blood Ulmer. ‘Blood Alright’

This day (February 2, 1942), in St. Matthews, South Carolina, is born James 'Blood' Ulmer, an American jazz and blues guitarist and singer.Tracklist : Are You Glad To Be In America? (2019) . @ International House Philadelphia (2018) . President Of Hell (2017) . Final (2016) . solo @ Skopje Jazz Festival (2015) . w/ David Murray Big Band - Love lockdown (2013) . w/ Vernon Reid - Little Red Rooste…

Modern Jazz Quartet begins the recording of ‘Lonely Woman,’ an album for Atlantic (1962)

Modern Jazz Quartet's 'Lonely Woman' is an album recorded on January 24, 25 & 29 and February 2, 1962 and released the same year by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Lonely Woman (Ornette Coleman) - 06:20 . 2.Animal Dance (John Lewis) - 04:05 . 3.New York 19 (John Lewis) - 07:59 . 4.Belkis (John Lewis) - 03:43 . 5.Why Are You Blue? (Gary Mcfarland) - 06:34 . 6.Fugato (John Lewis) - 02:48 . 7.Lamb,…

This week In Jazz Legends 03/52

Gerry Mulligan, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis . Friends, Ornette Coleman, Jean Luc Ponty, Billy Cobham, Stanley Clarke, Jason Moran, Eliane Elias, Lionel Loueke, Charlie Hunter, Nels Cline . Fred FrithThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 286 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Gerry Mulligan . Out Back Of The Barn…

Branford Marsalis records ‘Trio Jeepy’ with Jeff Tain Watts and Milt Hinton (1988)

Branford Marsalis' 'Trio Jeepy' is an album recorded on January 3-4, 1988 with bassist Milt Hinton and released in June 1989 By Sony Music.Track Listing : 1.Housed From Edward (Branford Marsalis) - 09:27 . 2.The Nearness Of You (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) - 10:30 . 3.Three Little Words (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby) - 05:07 . 4.Makin' Whoopee (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) - 00:47 . 5.U.M.M.G.…

We remember Freddie Hubbard ‘Hubiquity’

This day (December 29, 2008), in Sherman Oaks, California, died Freddie Hubbard, an American jazz trumpeter.Tracklist : w/ Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter - Cantaloupe Island (1985) . The Intrepid Fox (1990) . w/ Joe Henderson - Maiden Voyage (1986) . Fantasy In D (1982) . Straight Life (1975) . Birdlike (1967) . w/ Art Blakey - Moanin' (1992) . Tracklist : Red Clay . Open Sesame .…

Charlie Haden records ‘Quartet West,’ an album for Verve (1986)

Charlie Haden's 'Quartet West' is an album recorded on December 22 and 23, 1986 and released in 1987 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Hermitage (Pat Metheny) - 07:59 . 2.Body And Soul (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 06:19 . 3.The Good Life (Ornette Coleman) - 04:39 . 4.In The Moment (Charlie Haden) - 06:06 . 5.Bay City (Charlie Haden) - 06:46 . 6.My Foolish Heart (Ned…

Pat Metheny records ‘Question and Answer’ with Dave Holland and Roy Haynes (1989)

Pat Metheny's 'Question and Answer' is an album recorded on December 21, 1989, with Dave Holland and Roy Haynes and released in 1990 by Geffen.Track Listing : 1.Solar (Miles Davis) - 08:27 . 2.Question And Answer (Pat Metheny) - 07:07 . 3.H&H (Pat Metheny) - 06:51 . 4.Never Too Far Away (Pat Metheny) - 05:52 . 5.Law Years (Ornette Coleman) - 06:51 . 6.Change Of Heart (Pat Metheny) - 06:14 .…

This week In Jazz Legends 51/52

Miles Davis, Kenny Garrett, Grover Washington Jr, Milton Nascimento, Wagner Tiso, Tony Bennett, Ahmad Jamal, Yusef Lateef, Arturo O'Farrill, The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Pat Metheny, Brad Mehldau, Cyrus Chestnut, Buster Williams, Lenny White, Michael Brecker, David Liebman, Joe Lovano, Wadada Leo Smith, Ornette Coleman SextetThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers…

Satchmo Loves Company

Louis Armstrong's exuberant and gravelly voice happened to be the perfect match with the mellifluous or crooning voices of his contemporaries. His blasting trumpet, the perfect contrast with the pianist.Who ever they were, Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Marlene Dietrich, Peggy Lee, Earl Hines, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson and so…