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 Coleman) – 05:31 . 6.Una Muy Bonita (Ornette Coleman) – 06:02 . 7.Change Of The Century (Ornette Coleman) – 04:41

Musicians : Ornette Coleman — Alto Saxophone . Don Cherry — Pocket Trumpet . Charlie Haden — Bass . Billy Higgins — Drums

Production : Produced By Nesuhi Ertegün Bones Howe – Engineer

Package : Ornette Coleman – Liner Notes

Recorded On October 8 And 9, 1959 At Radio Recorders In Hollywood, California.

Released In June 1960 By Atlantic.


Jerry Jazz Musician.
Ornette’s liner notes on Change are an open window to his musical and managerial philosophy of the timeand given his stature in the music’s narrative, a significant historic document worth revisiting. […]

We have Ornette Coleman, a musician who, after many years, had come to a sound… this new style that got rid of all the chords, the whole map of improvisationand left the band to find its own directionand achieve its own unity through great communication. […]

All About Jazz
Yes, finally things are really beginning to come apart at the seams, properly foreshadowing Free Jazz: A Group Improvisation (Atlantic, 1961). Coleman has fully gained his traction and is now ready. […]


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