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 (Ornette Coleman) – 03:56 . 7.Law Years (Ornette Coleman) – 05:22 . 8.The Jungle Is A Skyscraper (Ornette Coleman) – 05:26

Musicians : Ornette Coleman – Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin . Don Cherry – Pocket Trumpet On (2 – 3 – 4) . Bobby Bradford – Trumpet On (4 – 7 – 9) . Carmon Fornarotto – Trumpet On (1 – 6) . Gerard Schwarg – Trumpet On (1 – 6) . Dewey Redman – Tenor Saxophone, Musette On (1 – 4 – 5 -6 – 7 – 8) . Charlie Haden – Bass . Billy Higgins – Drums On (1- 2 – 3 – 4 – 6) . Ed Blackwell – Drums On (1 – 4 – 5 -6 – 7 – 8) . David Henderson – Recitation On (4) . Asha Puthli – Vocals On (1 – 6)

Production : Produced By James Jordan . Stan Tonkel – Engineer . Tim Geelan – Engineer, Mixing . Danny Kadar – Mixing

Package : Howard Fritzson – Art Direction . James Isaacs – Liner Notes . Art Maillet – Photography . Randall Martin – Design

Recorded On September 9, 10 & October 13, 1971 At Columbia Studio E, Nyc.

Released In 1972 By Columbia.

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JazzTimes
Haden’s playing is particularly strong, providing a tether for the mercurial Coleman-Cherry chemistry. And Higgins is Higgins-an ever-swinging, pulsating presence, reacting in the moment with big ears and supple wrists […]

All About Jazz
On tracks like “Science Fiction” and “Rock the Clock,” Coleman appears to be searching for the next “new thing.” David Henderson’s voice is processed electronically on the formerand some sort of fuzz bass effect is heard on the latter, which brings it at least as close to Parliament/Funkadelic as to any sort of jazz. […]

PopMatters
Neither Skies of America nor Science Fiction will go over very well at a cocktail party, cultured attendees or no. Coleman’s music has always pressed against boundaries, not wishing to break though, but rather just distorting the norm. His music sought new forms and structures, not just a lack of form. […]

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Ornette Coleman’s ‘Science Fiction’

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