Free Jazz (studio album) by Ornette Coleman Double Quartet

Free Jazz by Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year: 1961
Overall rank: 1,723rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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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. Olé Coltrane by John Coltrane
6. We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite by Max Roach
7. The Blues And The Abstract Truth by Oliver Nelson
8. Africa/Brass by John Coltrane Quartet
9. Eastern Sounds by Yusef Lateef
10. Showcase by Patsy Cline
11. Someday My Prince Will Come by The Miles Davis Sextet
12. Djangology by Django Reinhardt
13. The Genius Sings The Blues by Ray Charles
14. West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) by Various Artists
15. Two Steps From The Blues by Bobby Bland
16. Lonely And Blue by Roy Orbison
17. This Is Our Music by Ornette Coleman
18. Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane by Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane
19. Out Of The Cool by Gil Evans Orchestra
20. Time Further Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
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