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Audio, Cassette, September 1, 1961
|1. Free Jazz - Ornette Coleman Double Quartet|
|2. First Take - Ornette Coleman Double Quartet|
Before this album, critics were applying the term 'free jazz' to Coleman's music.
What makes the music here so special is the interplay between the musicians, the way each of them supports and adds behinds each solo.
The best way to listen to this is to forget what everyone tells you about it, and just let it happen in the room.
This album demands your attention. If you listen to this as background music while you clean your room, it will drive you nuts. If you really tune in though, it's fascinating. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Monsieur Tarzan
I have 8 of these Japan budget cd's by Coleman and Coltrane and every one has EXCELLENT sound. See my review of the mono My Favorite Things by Coltrane. Read morePublished 18 months ago by groover
This is garbage - total garbage. Do not waste your money on this CD. That is not to say that Ornette hasn't done some great stuff - just not this. Read morePublished on September 12, 2011 by Robert D. Goldberg
This mini-lp replica sleeve (mlps) version of Ornette Coleman's masterpiece of improvisation and innovation is a real treat for fans. Read morePublished on June 9, 2010 by Frederick Baptist
I've owned this cd for five years and have listened to it numerous times. But on the way to work in the car this morning, I finally 'got' it. Read morePublished on May 7, 2010 by General Martok
Complex and interesting.If you dont already Love free jazz(genre),dont start here.May i suggest "Ornette!";also "Ornette on Tenor"? and check out Cecil Taylor... Read morePublished on April 9, 2010 by richard 11
Well...not hardly. And it is usually understated. Before this album, critics were applying the term 'free jazz' to Coleman's music. Read morePublished on February 20, 2010 by A. Ives
An album of undeniable historical importance, Free Jazz is also not likely to be one you'll listen to often. Read morePublished on January 20, 2010 by Matthew Watters
To me, this album had a louder bark than bite. It must have scared jazz lovers in 1960 for Ornette to come a long and say "we are going to work without meters or chords," and I... Read morePublished on October 17, 2009 by Bill Your 'Free Form FM Print DJ