The Ornette Coleman Double Quartet – Free Jazz


Ornette Coleman was an American jazz saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter, and composer known as a principal founder of the free jazz genre, a term derived from his 1960 album Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation. His pioneering performances often abandoned the chordal and harmony-based structure found in bebop, instead emphasizing a jarring and avant-garde approach to improvisation. The album, recorded in A&R Studios in New York and released in 1961, features what Coleman called a “double quartet,” i.e., two self-contained jazz quartets, each with two wind instruments and each with a rhythm section consisting of bass and drums. The music is a continuous free improvisation with only a few brief pre-determined sections, recorded in one single “take” with no overdubbing or editing.

180 Gram Vinyl
Label: DOL
Cat. # DOL976HB

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