Tag Archives: Ornette Coleman

On April 15, 1996.

On April 15, 1996, “Verve” label released “Number Two Express”, the second Christian McBride studio album. It was recorded in 1995 at “Clinton Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Richard Seidel and Don Sickler.


  • Christian McBride– upright and electric bass
  • Kenny Barron– piano
  • Chick Corea– piano
  • Gary Bartz– alto saxophone
  • Kenny Garrett– alto saxophone
  • Steve Nelson – vibes
  • Mino Cinelu– percussion
  • Jack DeJohnette– drums
  • Jim Anderson– recording

Track listing:

All tracks by Christian McBride, except where noted.

  1. Whirling Dervish
  2. Youthful Bliss
  3. Tones for Joan’s Bones – Chick Corea
  4. EGAD
  5. Miyako – Wayne Shorter
  6. Divergence
  7. Jayne – Ornette Coleman
  8. Morning Story
  9. Grove
  10. Little Sunflower – Freddie Hubbard



On March 30, 2007.

On March 30, 2007, “ECM” label released “The Third Quartet”, the 31st John Abercrombie album. It was recorded in June 2006, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.


  • John Abercrombie – guitar
  • Mark Feldman– violin
  • Marc Johnson– double bass
  • Joey Baron– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Abercrombie, except where noted.

  1. Banshee
  2. Number 9
  3. Vingt Six
  4. Wishing Bell
  5. Bred
  6. Tres
  7. Round Trip – Ornette Coleman
  8. Epilogue – Bill Evans
  9. Elvin
  10. Fine

On August 26, 2016.

On August 26, 2016, “Okeh Records” label released “It’s Hard”, the twelfth Bad Plus studio album. It was recorded in April 2016, and was produced by Reid Anderson, Ethan Iverson and David King.


  • Reid Anderson– bass
  • Ethan Iverson– piano
  • David King– drums

Track listing:

  1. Maps – Brian Chase, Karen Lee Orzolek, Nick Zinner
  2. Games Without Frontiers – Peter Gabriel
  3. Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper, Rob Hyman
  4. I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
  5. Alfombra Magica – Bill McHenry
  6. The Beautiful Ones – Prince
  7. Don’t Dream It’s Over – Neil Finn
  8. Staring at the Sun – Tunde Adebimpe, David Andrew Sitek
  9. Mandy – Scott English, Richard Kerr
  10. The Robots – Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos, Ralf Hütter
  11. Broken Shadows – Ornette Coleman

On September 12, 2006.

On September 12, 2006, “Sound Grammar” label released “Sound Grammar”, the 50th Ornette Coleman album as a band leader. It was recorded live on October 14, 2005, in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and was produced by Ornette Coleman and  Michaela Deiss. In 2007, the album won the 2007 “Pulitzer Prize for Music”.


  • Ornette Coleman- alto saxophone, violin, trumpet
  • Denardo Coleman- drums, percussion
  • Gregory Cohen- bass
  • Tony Falanga – bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Ornette Coleman.

  1. Intro – (MC’s spoken introduction)
  2. Jordan
  3. Sleep Talking – (a.k.a. “Sleep Talk” from Of Human Feelings)
  4. Turnaround – (a.k.a. “Turnabout” from Tomorrow Is the Question!)
  5. Matador – (a.k.a. “Picolo Pesos” from Sound Museum)
  6. Waiting for You – (a.k.a. “House of Stained Glass” from Colors)
  7. Call to Duty – (has been performed live under the title “Crying Without Tears”)
  8. Once Only – (a.k.a. “If I Only Knew as Much About You” from Tone Dialing)
  9. Song X – (from Song X)

In May 1972.

In May 1972, “Columbia” label released “Skies of America”, the 17th Ornette Coleman album. It was recorded in April 1972, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Paul Myers.


  • Ornette Coleman— alto saxophone
  • London Symphony Orchestra— instruments
  • David Measham— conductor
  • Anthony Clark, Mike FitzHenry —engineers
  • Ed Lee — cover design
  • Michael Gross — cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Ornette Coleman.

  1. Skies of America
  2. Native Americans
  3. The Good Life
  4. Birthdays and Funerals
  5. Dreams
  6. Sounds of Sculpture
  7. Holiday for Heroes
  8. All of My Life
  9. Dancers
  10. The Soul Within Woman
  11. The Artists in America
  12. The New Anthem
  13. Place in Space
  14. Foreigner in A Free Land
  15. Silver Screen
  16. Poetry
  17. The Men Who Live in the White House
  18. Love Life
  19. The Military
  20. Jam Session
  21. Sunday in America

On January 3, 2016.


On January 3, 2016, Hyman Paul Bley died aged 83. He was pianist best known as one of the most important figures of the free jazz movement of the 60s and for his innovations and influence on trio playing. He has recorded and performed with many famous musicians, including: Charles Mingus, Art Blakey, Percy Heath, Al Levitt, Dave Pike, Charlie Haden, Lennie McBrowne, Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, Billy Higgins, Steve Swallow, Pete LaRoca, Dewey Johnson,  Marshall Allen, Eddie Gómez, Milford Graves, Kent Carter, Barry Altschul, Mark Levinson, Paul Motian, Billy Elgart, John Gilmore, Annette Peacock, Dick Youngstein, Glen Moore, Frank Tusa, Steve Hass, Bobby Moses, Han Bennink, Dave Holland, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Bruce Ditmas, Jimmy Giuffre, Bill Connors, Lee Konitz, George Cross McDonald, Chet Baker, John Scofield, Jesper Lundgaard, Aage Tanggaard, John Surman, Bill Frisell, Ron McClure, John Abercrombie, Red Mitchell, Michal Urbaniak, Bob Cranshaw,  Keith Copeland, Hans Koch, Franz Koglmann, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Tony Oxley, Jane Bunnett, Herbie Spanier, Geordie McDonald, Evan Parker, Barre Phillips, Furio Di Castri, David Eyges, Bruce Ditmas, Sonny Greenwich, Rich Perry, Jay Anderson, Victor Lewis, Masahiko Togashi, Jakob Bro, Don Ellis, Sonny Rollins and Andreas Willers.

On December 29, 2008.


On December 29, 2008, Frederick Dewayne “Freddie” Hubbard died aged 70. He was trumpeter, known primarily for playing in the bebop, hard bop and post bop styles. He has performed and recorded with many famous musicians including George Benson, Walter Benton, Art Blakey, Tina Brooks, Kenny Burrell, George Cables, Betty Carter, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Richard Davis, Eric Dolphy, Kenny Drew, Charles Earland, Bill Evan,  Joe Farrell, Curtis Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Oscar Peterson, Benny Golson, Dexter Gordon, Slide Hampton, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Heath, Joe Henderson, Andrew Hill, Bobby Hutcherson, Milt Jackson, Billy Joel, Elton John, J.J. Johnson, Quincy Jones, John Lewis, Kirk Lightsey, Ronnie Mathews, Jackie McLean, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Wes Montgomery, Hank Mobley, Alphonse Mouzon, Oliver Nelson, Duke Pearson, Sam Rivers, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Rufus, Poncho Sanchez, Don Sebesky, Wayne Shorter, Leon Thomas, Stanley Turrentine, McCoy Tyner, Cedar Walton and Randy Weston.