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The Ornette Coleman Double QuartetFree Jazz

Label:Atlantic – SD 1364
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:US
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Genre:Jazz
Style:Free Jazz

Tracklist

AFree Jazz (Part 1)19:55
BFree Jazz (Part 2)16:28
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Credits

Notes

FREE JAZZ was recorded in one uninterrupted "take" of 36 minutes 23 seconds and transfered to record without any overdubs made.
It is exactly as heard in the studio during the performance of the Ornette Coleman Double Quartet.

On stereo Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Scott LaFaro and Billy Higgins are heard on the left channel, Eric Dolphy, Freddie Hubbard, Charlie Haden and Ed Blackwell are heard right.

Stereo version with blue and green vinyl label that features a "white fan logo" on a black background. Packaged in a heavy cardboard gatefold sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side A): STA-A-61-343
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side B): STA-A-61-344

Other Versions (5 of 105)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Free Jazz (LP, Album, Mono, Die-Cut Gatefold)Atlantic, Atlantic1364, ATLANTIC 1364US1961
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Free Jazz (LP, Album, Promo, Mono, Diecut Gatefold)Atlantic1364US1961
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Free Jazz (LP, Single Sided, Album, Test Pressing, Stereo)Atlantic1364US1961
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Free Jazz (LP, Album, Stereo, Die-Cut Gatefold)AtlanticSD 1364US1961
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Free Jazz (LP, Album, Mono, Deep Groove, Die-Cut Gatefold)Atlantic1364Canada1961

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  • Midnight-City's avatar
    Midnight-City
    The artwork on this record inspired the cover design for Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & London Symphony Orchestra - Promises
    • Apocalypse_In_9-8's avatar
      How does anyone like this? It is like the soundtrack to a hangover.
      • 24trackloop's avatar
        24trackloop
        @Inspector.Godot: do you mean all runs of the reissues? Or especially the 1996 version?
        • inspector.godot's avatar
          Edited 9 years ago
          This album was groundbreaking in the history of jazz, featuring the longest session of pure and free improvisation. Honestly, I can't say I still love the album or listen to it regularly, but there were times when I deeply enjoyed it's groove, inventiveness and richness. It's also featuring both great bass players Coleman's played with - Charlie Haden and Scott LaFaro - and both drummers - Billy Higgins and Ed Blackwell. CD versions also feature an alternate take. Avoid the vinyl reissue, by the way! It sounds quite thin and empty.

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