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

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The Shape Of Jazz To Come
The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman (1959)
Overall rank: 472nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 380 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 1959 (4th)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1950s (7th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (472nd)

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The Shape Of Jazz To Come is ranked as the best album by Ornette Coleman.

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Overall chart historyOverall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickLonely Woman
 87/100 (69 votes)
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2.Eventually
 82/100 (60 votes)
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3.Peace
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4.Focus On Sanity
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5.Congeniality
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81/100 (from 380 votes)
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95/100
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86/100
 
95/100
04/10/2019 18:48
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85/100
Uma viagem absolutamente moderna para sua época.
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90/100
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 Brad1770
I know zero about jazz , but I did listen to this 1959 album twice

Apparently this album was and still is both revolutionary and controversial for its in large parts unconventional stylings

Baffling

50 Uneducated Clarinets Out Of 100
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Rating:  
100/100
Those geese most be having a very interesting conversation
It's too bad I don't speak goose
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Rating:  
85/100
From LedZep
Not too far behind Kind of Blue, if at all
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From crimson
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
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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95/100
Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, and Charlie Haden nuff said
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70/100
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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90/100
From swhaze
I am a person who is ambivalent about "free jazz", but I am not at all ambivalent about this recording. Music politics aside, this record is filled with incredible, emotionally resonant music that will affect just about any listener.
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