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Reassessing

Ornette Coleman: The Missing Years, 1968-1972

By Published: February 22, 2012
In his pained expression lies genuine frustration—the creative man wearily navigating the streams of commerce—and some small measure of this, refracted through the intervening decades, may be shared by those who strive to form a coherent picture of Coleman's output during a troubled time.


Track and Personnel

Ornette at 12

Tracks: C.O.D.; Rainbows; New York; Bells and Chimes.

Personnel: Ornette Coleman: violin, trumpet, alto saxophone; Dewey Redman: tenor saxophone; Charlie Haden: bass; Denardo Coleman: drums.

Crisis

Tracks: Broken Shadows; Comme Il Faut; Song for Ché; Space Jungle; Trouble in the East.

Personnel: Ornette Coleman: violin, trumpet, alto saxophone; Dewey Redman: tenor saxophone, clarinet; Don Cherry: cornet, Indian flute; Charlie Haden: bass; Denardo Coleman: drums.

Friends and Neighbors

Tracks: Friends and Neighbors—Vocal; Friends and Neighbors—Instrumental; Long Time No See; Let's Play; Forgotten Songs; Tomorrow.

Personnel: Ornette Coleman: violin, trumpet, alto saxophone; Dewey Redman: tenor saxophone; Charlie Haden: bass; Ed Blackwell: drums.

Live in Paris 1971

Tracks: Street Women; Summer Thang; Silhouette; Rock the Clock.

Personnel: Ornette Coleman: violin, trumpet, alto saxophone; Dewey Redman: tenor saxophone, musette; Charlie Haden: bass; Ed Blackwell: drums.


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