Ornette Coleman ‎– Change Of The Century

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Atlantic ‎– 1327, Atlantic ‎– SD 1327
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Tracklist

A1 Ramblin' 6:34
A2 Free 6:20
A3 The Face Of The Bass 6:53
B1 Forerunner 5:13
B2 Bird Food 5:25
B3 Una Muy Bonita 5:51
B4 Change Of The Century 4:41

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Notes

First catalogue number on sleeve, second on labels.

Lime Green labels, deep groove.

Recorded in NYC, October 8, 1959 (A3, B2 to B4) and October 9, 1959 (A1, A2, B3) [jazzdisco.org].

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): AVCO ST-A-60211
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): AVCO ST-A-60212
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): (ST-A-60211)
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): (ST-A-60212)
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 44) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1327 Ornette Coleman Change Of The Century(LP, Album, Mono) Atlantic 1327 US 1960 Sell This Version
1327 Ornette Coleman Change Of The Century(LP, Album) Atlantic 1327 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
1327 Ornette Coleman Change Of The Century(LP, Album, Mono, RP) Atlantic 1327 US Unknown Sell This Version
1327 Ornette Coleman Change Of The Century(LP, Album, Mono) Atlantic 1327 Denmark Unknown Sell This Version
SAH-K 6099, SAHK.6099 Ornette Coleman Change Of The Century(LP, Album) London Records, London Records, London Atlantic, London Atlantic SAH-K 6099, SAHK.6099 UK 1961 Sell This Version

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inspector.godot

inspector.godot

February 27, 2012
edited over 6 years ago

Another record from Coleman's peak, featuring his best track of all, "Ramblin'", an extremely funky tune with a great rhythmical drive that even works on the dancefloor; especially great for its wonderful bass solo by Charlie Haden, in my opinion the best bass solo in jazz ever (if you know better ones, let me know!), accompanied by Billy Higgins' excellent fresh and funky drumming. "Una Muy Bonita", another hit on this record, is a catchy and melodious latin-like tune - not one of my favourites, but that's just my personal taste, it sure is a great track. The other tracks, I must admit, don't catch me; even "The Face of the Bass", although I love Charlie Haden on bass in general, doesn't have it for me. Maybe it was also the sound of the record that did its part for the other tracks - I own the album on CD, where it sounds quite thin and lifeless, as CDs always tend to do. Can't destroy "Ramblin'", but damages the weaker tracks on it. So make sure always to buy Coleman on vinyl! Atlantic recordings always sound a bit thin and stiff, but they are still powerfull on vinyl and just more organic and cohesive than on CD; also with "Ramblin'" this effect is remarkable, the bass just sounds deeper and warmer without ever losing its grip. By the way, I'd recommend the "The Best of Ornette Coleman" compilation instead of this album - features "Ramblin'" and "Una Muy Bonita" together with some really good other tunes in addition. Also the cover looks better, on this one here he looks as if he had a bad sleep. ;-)