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

The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
Year: 1959
Overall rank: 463rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 10 albums of the 1950s (7th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (463rd)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.4/100, a mean average of 80.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.4.

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From 11/10/2021 19:51
Strangely prophetic! The title does in fact represent some truth going into the 1960s.
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From 02/02/2021 00:24
For some reason, this album makes more sense to me than some of the more "conventional" works in the jazz canon.
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From 06/19/2020 16:18
It is good and precious my mother say after a while it goes on the nerves but i enjoy the music. Good relaxing stuff.
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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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From 01/04/2019 19:19
Uma viagem absolutamente moderna para sua época.
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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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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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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. Little Girl Blue by Nina Simone
9. Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs by Marty Robbins
10. The Genius Of Ray Charles by Ray Charles
11. Chega De Saudade by João Gilberto
12. Porgy And Bess by Miles Davis
13. What'd I Say by Ray Charles
14. N° 4 by Jacques Brel
15. Chet by Chet Baker
16. Ritchie Valens by Ritchie Valens
17. Jazz In Silhouette by Sun Ra And His Arkestra
18. Workin' With The Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis Quintet
19. Go Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
20. Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Songbook by Ella Fitzgerald
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