Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ornette Coleman - Change of the Century

A bit of Ornette Coleman never did anybody any harm.

Well, maybe the ears of stick-in-the-mud types, but lets not worry about them.

This release finds Coleman experimenting with the free style within a very bebop setting. Much of this is uptempo, and surprisingly easy going. If you were turned off by the monumental classic that is The Shape of Jazz To Come, then I would recommend you take a shot at this album instead. Most of the ideas are still there, but it seems much more approachable on this album.

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