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COLEMAN ORNETTE SOMETHING ELSE !!!
These are tunes that Coleman wrote in his early 20s, that he finally got a chance to record in his late 20s, in 1958. He had, meanwhile, been leading the life of a musical maverick, often-fired by leaders perturbed by his idiosyncratic approach. He was, after all, intent on digging up and replanting jazz. Hearing the startling exuberance in Coleman's compositions, and in his own whinnying playing, one senses that--truly--an annunciation is being made: Here is Something Else. With sublime assurance, Coleman was breaking free from the dictates of chordal playing, in search of increased melodic and harmonic opportunities. Pianist Walter Norris obliges by generally staying out of the way, after session producers put him in it--it is clear that the piano was not the instrument that would assist Coleman's mission. --Peter Monaghan
This early Ornette release begins with the upbeat, positive and groundbreaking "Invisible". Considering Something Else was released in February of 1958--and it is every bit as... Read morePublished on July 6, 2009 by Earsby
Everything was as described and shipped quickly. My boyfriend loves jazz music and was very excited to receive this gift and expand his jazz collection.Published on January 6, 2009 by Megan
Great tunes that we're all still playing more than 40 years later. This is one of the seminal early albums that spawned some of his later, even more memorable work a few years... Read morePublished on December 16, 2005 by Charles Le Pere