CD Shape Of Jazz To Come [Remaster] (CD 529785),
back to browsing

Shape Of Jazz To Come [Remaster]


  • 1. Lonely Woman
    2. Eventually
    3. Peace
    4. Focus on Sanity
    5. Congeniality
    6. Chronology
    Read More...
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 8122731332

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Personnel: Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone); Don Cherry (cornet); Charlie Haden (bass); Billy Higgins (drums).
    Recorded at Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California on May 22, 1959. Originally released on Atlantic (1317). Includes original release liner notes by Martin Williams.
    Remastered with new packaging and liner notes.
    As the 50s ended, Ornette Coleman became the new herald of the future of jazz, surpassing for a time, even John Coltrane. Intent on feeling and with often scant regard for technique, he plunged headlong into a musical form that defied categorization and dismayed orthodox musicologists. Especially aware of the blues, Coleman eschewed a rigid structure in the music and favoured instead explorations of its poetic content. Free jazz to Coleman and his followers was jazz freed not only from musical restraints but also from sociological and cultural parameters. This album demonstrates his radicalism and his awareness of both past and future jazz.

  • Critic Reviews
    Vibe (12/99, p.164) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century - "...ground zero of the [free jazz] movement, boasting not only the leader's liberated sax work, but his most famous melody, the immortal 'Lonely Woman'..."
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.128) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[The music] swings hard, adheres to the theme-solos-theme format and exhibits great wit, beauty and melancholy by turns."
0 Stars 0 average rating
In Stock -- Item Ships for FREE
Our price $12.00
Add to wishlist

What viewers like you said...

Have you listened to this album? Be the first to write a review

Also suggested for you...

  • buy now for

    $11.15

    CD
  • buy now for

    $10.87

    CD
  • buy now for

    $15.17

    CD
  • buy now for

    $16.14

    CD