Ornette Coleman – The Shape Of Jazz To Come


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.


01. Lonely Woman
02. Eventually
03. Peace
04. Focus On Sanity
05. Congeniality
06. Chronology

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2 Responses to “Ornette Coleman – The Shape Of Jazz To Come”

  1. BHM says:

    Thanks for this!!!

  2. milesoftrane says:

    Ornette, mood required, effort rewarded.

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