Saturday, September 8, 2012

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: Ornette Coleman Live

Ornette Coleman's album "The Shape Of Jazz To Come" (1959) was fittingly titled, as it turned out to be a tremendously influential avant-garde jazz recording. Coleman is shown above performing the first track, "Lonely Woman," in Vienna, 2008. In his book "1959: The Year Everything Changed," recently reviewed here, author Fred Kaplan devotes a chapter to saxophonist Coleman's groundbreaking album.


Michael The Molar Maven said...

I remember Ornette Coleman playing saxophone on Lou Reed's album, THE RAVEN, which was a respectful tribute to Edgar Allan Poe. I only bring this up because I thought it rather unusual to see Coleman associated with an artist such as Lou Reed. Sometimes you succeed in jogging my memory. So listen to SJI for a selection from THE RAVEN withing the next few weeks.

Jeff Tone said...

Interesting; I didn't know that Coleman played with Reed.

For any readers, "SJI" refers to Michael's excellent music show, St. James Infirmary: