jeremyshatan

Ornette* - The Original Quartet* & Prime Time (5) - In All Languages jeremyshatan

September 1, 2020
referencing In All Languages, CD, Album, RE, 314 531 915 - 2
I just noticed that "Ⓟ 1978 Harmolodic Inc. Ⓒ 1978 Harmolodic Inc." on my copy and I've got to think that was a typo. There's nothing on the original release to suggest that these tracks were recorded before 1987. In fact, the whole marketing campaign (such as it was) was predicated on "30 Years of Harmolodic Music: 1957 - 1987." Not saying to remove it from the page, but just providing clarification. It's so easy to type 1978 when you mean to type 1987...
rhythm120

Ornette*, The Original Quartet* & Prime Time (5) - In All Languages as reviewed by rhythm120

December 29, 2018
referencing In All Languages, 2xLP, Album, CDP85008
The hype for the reunion of the classic quartet is what sold the project, very much a double album of two two halves : acoustic and electric. Ornette and the original quartet are the better half to Prime Time, several silly 1980's sound effect reverb, echo, gated snare, digital syth wash makes PT side dated. Ornette is still top notch as a jazz composer many of the melodies sound like an instant classic,
kwhitehead

Ornette*, The Original Quartet* & Prime Time (5) - In All Languages kwhitehead

January 18, 2021
referencing In All Languages, 2xLP, Album, CDP85008
While it's true that the Quartet record is superior I personally wouldn't classify the Prime Time record as "silly." Dated, possibly but after several close listens I hear a lot of interesting things going on in these songs. Acquired taste though, for sure.