Free Jazz (studio album) by Ornette Coleman Double Quartet

Free Jazz
Free Jazz by Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year: 1961
Overall rank: 1,606th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 162 votes)
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From 11/16/2020 14:23
Meu Deus, que viagem maravilhosa!
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From 10/18/2020 23:49
82/100

Part 2 is just a bit better for me, but I abolutely love the entire record, through and through.
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From 09/29/2020 01:29
This is a beautiful exercise in abstract playing based on jazz.
The drums and the long structure keep it all safe from being just a freak accident.
What makes this a good record, besides the capabilities of its players - is the interaction.
There's nobody here playing to himself. Everybody is reacting to everybody. Most modern free musicians don't realize this :)
There's also some proto-ASMR in here :D
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From 09/27/2017 01:35
Has some great parts, but some mediocre parts drag it down a bit. The bass and drum solos are too long and rambling, yet I would say Ornette's soloing stands out (minutes 10-19)
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Best Albums of 1961
1. My Favorite Things by John Coltrane
2. King Of The Delta Blues Singers by Robert Johnson
3. Sunday At The Village Vanguard by Bill Evans Trio
4. Free Jazz by Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
5. The Blues And The Abstract Truth by Oliver Nelson
6. Olé Coltrane by John Coltrane
7. Showcase by Patsy Cline
8. Africa/Brass by John Coltrane Quartet
9. Eastern Sounds by Yusef Lateef
10. Someday My Prince Will Come by The Miles Davis Sextet
11. The Genius Sings The Blues by Ray Charles
12. Roy Orbison Sings Lonely And Blue by Roy Orbison
13. This Is Our Music by Ornette Coleman
14. Djangology by Django Reinhardt
15. Two Steps From The Blues by Bobby Bland
16. West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) by Various Artists
17. Out Of The Cool by Gil Evans Orchestra
18. Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane by Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane
19. At The Five Spot, Vol. 1 by Eric Dolphy
20. The Shadows by The Shadows
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