Pressed at Pallas and Mastered by Bernie Grundman!
Penguin Guide to Jazz Gives It 4/4 Stars & Crown Award! All Music Gives It 5 Stars!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 417/500!
Ornette Coleman The Shape of Jazz to Come on 180g 45RPM 2LP from ORG Music
Revolutionary Album Marks Commencement of New Jazz Language
Quartet Includes Don Cherry and Charlie Haden
Remarkable Sonics: Mastered from the Original Master Tapes, This is THE Audiophile Edition of This World-Beater
1959s landscape-shifting The Shape of Jazz to Come is true to its title. Switching from tenor to alto sax, Ornette Coleman creates free jazz, a language where chords structures are absent and harmony gives way to improvisational whims. Ranked by Rolling Stone in the top 250 of its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, the Atlantic set finds Coleman collaborating with Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Billy Higgins in making a masterful work free of any identifiable chord structures. Nonetheless, melodies remain, as do engrossing repetitions of main themes.
ORG Music brings the breakthrough arrangements and magnificent colors to life in a way no ones experienced since the LP was recorded. Mastered from the original master tapes, this life-changing music has never sounded so alive and dynamic.
"One of the 20 Essential Free Jazz Albums" - Chris Kelsey, All Music Guide
45rpm 180g Vinyl
Mastered from original master tapes
Mastered by Bernie Grundman
Pressed at Pallas
Ornette Coleman, alto sax
Donald Cherry, cornet
Charlie Haden, bass
Billy Higgins, drums
LP1 - Side One:
1. Lonely Woman
LP1 - Side Two:
LP2 - Side Three:
1. Focus on Sanity
LP2 - Side Four: