- Alto Saxophone [Alto Sax] [Left Channel] – Ornette Coleman
- Bass [Left Channel] – Scott LaFaro
- Bass [Right Channel] – Charlie Haden
- Bass Clarinet [Right Channel] – Eric Dolphy
- Composed By – Ornette Coleman
- Design [Album Design] – Loring Eutemey
- Drums [Left Channel] – Billy Higgins
- Drums [Right Channel] – Ed Blackwell
- Liner Notes – Martin Williams (6)
- Mastered By [Vinyl Cutting] – DC BQS*
- Painting – Jackson Pollock
- Recorded By [Recording Engineer] – Tom Dowd
- Recording Supervisor [Supervisor] – Nesuhi Ertegun
- Trumpet [Pocket Trumpet] [Left Channel] – Donald Cherry*
- Trumpet [Right Channel] – Freddie Hubbard
Free Jazz was recorded in one uninterrupted "take" of 36 minutes 23 seconds. This performance by Ornette Coleman's Double Quartet is heard exactly as it was performed in the studio, without any splicing or editing. Side One ends with a quick fade-out, and the music resumes with a minimum of interruption on Side Two.
Full dynamics-frequency Spectrum
This is a high fidelity recording. For best results observe the R.I.A.A. high frequency roll-off characteristic with a 500 cycle crossover.
Eric Dolphy appears by arrangement with Prestige Records.
Freddie Hubbard appears by arrangement with Blue Note Records.
spine: Ornette Coleman Free Jazz Atlantic 1364
painting: White Light by Jackson Pollock
tracklisting info: MJQ Music, BMI
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Full Dynamics — Frequency Spectrum
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"Manufactured by Rhino Records. Produced under license from Atlantic Recording Corp.; exclusively distributed by Scorpio Music, Inc."
Recorded 17th of May 1961
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A): ST-A-61343 PR
- Matrix / Runout (Side B): ST-A-61344 PR
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): 5032- SD 1364-1 (A) S-45467 DC BQS
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): 50532 — 3̶9̶7̶2̶ - SD 1364 - 1 (B) S-45468 DC BQS
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|SD 1364||The Ornette Coleman Double Quartet||Free Jazz (LP, Album)||Atlantic||SD 1364||US||1961||Sell This Version|
|SD-1364||The Ornette Coleman Double Quartet||Free Jazz - A Collective Improvisation By (LP, RE, Gat)||Atlantic||SD-1364||US||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|SD 1364||The Ornette Coleman Double Quartet||Free Jazz (LP, Album)||Atlantic||SD 1364||Brazil||1978||Sell This Version|
|WPCR-27362||The Ornette Coleman Double Quartet||Free Jazz (CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM)||Atlantic||WPCR-27362||Japan||2013||Sell This Version|
|SD 1364, ORGM-1083||The Ornette Coleman Double Quartet||Free Jazz (2xLP, Album, RE, 180)||Atlantic, ORG Music||SD 1364, ORGM-1083||US||2013||Sell This Version|