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Free Jazz

Free Jazz
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Description: By 1961, when Free Jazz was released, alto saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman was infamous in the jazz world. His searing alto sax and full-ensemble take on melody were assailed by critics. Free Jazz only furthered Coleman's infamy, with its seamless, seemingly atonal high energy and wholesale lack of a melodic or harmonic center. For the session, Coleman assembled two complete quartets and had them play the same music opposite each other, with diving power and a kind of strange grace usually associated with acoustic blues. The music is raw and incisive, with sharp tones and biting solos appearing amidst propulsive rhythms ... (more)
Manufacturer: Atlantic / Wea
Release date: 25 October 1990
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0075678134722 UPC: 075678134722
Tags: Jazz (2), Saxophone (1), Freejazz (1), Cd (1), Free Jazz (1)
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Pandoras Folly rated this 8/10 1 year, 1 month ago

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