The Shape Of Jazz To Come (album) by Ornette Coleman

The Shape Of Jazz To Come
The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
Year: 1959
Overall rank: 445th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 407 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1959 (4th)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1950s (7th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (445th)
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81/100 (from 407 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.7.

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From 06/17/2019 15:02
The title of the album, "The Shape Of Jazz To Come" perfectly summarizes the claim and the importance of the album. Released in 1959, this jazz record by Ornette Coleman (alto saxophonist) is one of the general jazz classics, and a totally avant-garde record, considered the first free-jazz album of the history, 38 minutes during which Coleman revolutionized jazz with as much force as Miles Davis, the same year, with "Kind Of Blue". "The Shape Of Jazz To Come", all along its 6 tracks, is a treat, on which Coleman's saxophone is wonderful. Coleman is a pretty underrated jazzman as grandiose as Coltrane, Davis or Mingus ... With its very strange and innovative structure for the time, this record marked considerably jazz and music in general.

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Best track: "Lonely Woman"
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85/100
From 01/04/2019 19:19
Uma viagem absolutamente moderna para sua época.
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90/100
From 07/14/2018 22:29
I love the conversational tone of the melodies and improvisation. The cornet and bass also do really well to fill the place of the piano on this album. One of my favourites in jazz.
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From 08/26/2017 17:15
Those geese most be having a very interesting conversation
It's too bad I don't speak goose
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90/100
From 05/28/2017 16:55
Not too far behind Kind of Blue, if at all
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From 03/16/2017 03:23
One of the masterpieces of modern music. Not too far behind of Stravinsky or Debussy in compositional merit. Simply, a 14/10.
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95/100
From 05/29/2016 17:23
One of the greatest jazz albums ever. The shape of jazz to come, is quirky, challenging, and still sounds totally fresh after all these years. The album has a musical theme running through it's playing time that gives you a sense of familiarity as the music shifts from one place to another. A beautiful and courageous jazz album that is utterly timeless.
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From 03/17/2016 09:23
Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, and Charlie Haden nuff said
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From 03/14/2015 06:57
It's cool to hear the musicians kind of chasing each other's musical ideas, but there's not enough substance here for me to love it.
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Best Albums of 1959
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
5. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
6. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
7. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
8. The Genius Of Ray Charles by Ray Charles
9. Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs by Marty Robbins
10. Chega De Saudade by João Gilberto
11. What'd I Say by Ray Charles
12. N° 4 by Jacques Brel
13. Chet by Chet Baker
14. Ritchie Valens by Ritchie Valens
15. Jazz In Silhouette by Sun Ra And His Arkestra
16. Workin' With The Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis Quintet
17. Go Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
18. House Of The Blues by John Lee Hooker
19. Come Dance With Me! by Frank Sinatra
20. Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Songbook by Ella Fitzgerald
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