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Audio CD, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, January 8, 2002
Blue Note did a great job with the reissue of this music.
This live performance, recorded at a club in Stockholm in 1965, has three tracks on it that I think are the best Ornette Coleman ever played.
His compositions were obviously brilliant but it wasn't all that clear whether he could play his instrument well.
COLEMAN, Ornette. OC at the Golden Circle, vols. 1-2. Blue Note. Remastered, 2001; orig. 1965.
OC, alto sx, viol, tpt; David Izenson, b; Charles Moffett, dr. Read more
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