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In February 1987.

In February 1987,” Caravan of Dreams” label released “In All Languages”, the 51st Ornette Coleman album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Denardo Coleman.

Personnel:

  • Ornette Coleman – alto and tenor saxophone, trumpet
  • Charlie Ellerbee – electric guitar
  • Bernie Nix – electric guitar
  • Don Cherry – trumpet
  • Jamaaladeen Tacuma – bass guitar
  • Al MacDowell – bass guitar
  • Charlie Haden – double bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums
  • Denardo Coleman – drums
  • Calvin Weston – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Ornette Coleman.

  1. Peace Warriors
  2. Feet Music
  3. Africa is the Mirror of All Colors
  4. Word for Bird
  5. Space Church (Continuous Service)
  6. Latin Genetics
  7. In All Languages
  8. Sound Manual
  9. Mothers of the Veil
  10. Cloning
  11. Music News
  12. Mothers of the Veil
  13. The Art of Love Is Happiness
  14. Latin Genetics
  15. Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow
  16. Listen Up
  17. Feet Music
  18. Space Church (Continuous Service)
  19. Cloning
  20. In All Languages
  21. Biosphere
  22. Story Tellers
  23. Peace Warriors

In November 1959.

In November 1959, “Atlantic” label released “The Shape of Jazz to Come”, the third Ornette Coleman album. It was recorded in May 1959, at “Radio Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegun. In 2012, the “Library of Congress” added the album to the “National Recording Registry”. Magazine “Rolling Stone” included the album in its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. In 2015, the album was inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”.

Personnel:

  • Ornette Coleman – alto saxophone
  • Don Cherry – cornet
  • Charlie Haden – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Ornette Coleman.

  1. Lonely Woman
  2. Eventually
  3. Peace
  4. Focus on Sanity
  5. Congeniality
  6. Chronology

On September 21, 1993.

On September 21, 1993, “Warner Bros” label released “Wish”, the second Joshua Redman studio album. It was recorded in 1993, at “Power Station” and “Village Vanguard” in New York City, and was produced by Matt Pierson.

Personnel:

  • Joshua Redman – tenor saxophone
  • Pat Metheny – guitar
  • Charlie Haden – double bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

 Track listing:

  1. Turnaround – Ornette Coleman
  2. Soul Dance – Joshua Redman
  3. Make Sure You’re Sure – Stevie Wonder
  4. The Deserving Many – Joshua Redman
  5. We Had a Sister – Pat Metheny
  6. Moose the Mooche – Charlie Parker
  7. Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
  8. Whittlin – Pat Metheny
  9. Wish (live) – Joshua Redman
  10. Blues for Pat (live) – Charlie Haden

On March 30, 2020.

On March 30, 2020, “Latent” label released “Ghosts” the 18th Cowboy Junkies album. It was recorded in 2019, and was produced by Michael Timmins and Alan Anton.

Personnel:

  • Margo Timmins – vocals
  • Michael Timmins – guitar, ukulele, engineer, mixing
  • Alan Anton – bass, keyboards
  • Peter Timmins – drums, percussion, artwork

Track listing:

  1. Desire Lines – Michael Timmins
  2. Breathing – Alan Anton, Michael Timmins
  3. Grace Descends – Alan Anton, Michael Timmins
  4. (You Don’t Get to) Do It Again – Alan Anton, Michael Timmins
  5. The Possessed – Michael Timmins
  6. Misery – Michael Timmins
  7. The Dog Barks – Michael Timmins
  8. Ornette Coleman – Michael Timmins

In December 1992.

In December 1992, “Evidence” label released “African Venus” the twelve Dewey Redman album. It was recorded in December 1992, at “Sound on Sound Studio” in New York City     and was produced by Inc. Big Apple Productions.

Personnel:

  • Dewey Redman – alto and tenor saxophone, musette
  • Joshua Redman – tenor saxophone
  • Charles Eubanks – piano
  • Anthony Cox – bass
  • Carl Allen – drums
  • Danny Sadownick – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Dewey Redman except where noted.

  1. African Venus
  2. Venus and Mars
  3. Mr. Sandman – Pat Ballard
  4. Echo Prayer
  5. Satin Doll – Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn
  6. Take the “A” Train – Billy Strayhorn
  7. Turnaround – Ornette Coleman

On November 2, 1970.

On November 2, 1970, “Atlantic” label released “The Art of the Improvisers”, the ninth Ornette Coleman album. It was recorded May – October 1959, July 1960, January – March 1961, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegun.

Personnel:

  • Ornette Coleman — alto and tenor saxophone
  • Don Cherry — pocket trumpet; cornet
  • Charlie Haden — bass
  • Scott LaFaro — bass
  • Jimmy Garrison — bass
  • Billy Higgins — drums
  • Ed Blackwell — drums 

All tracks by Ornette Coleman.

  1. The Circle with a Hole in the Middle
  2. Just for You
  3. The Fifth of Beethoven
  4. The Alchemy of Scott LaFaro
  5. Moon Inhabitants
  6. The Legends of Bebop
  7. Harlem’s Manhattan

On October 19, 1995.

On October 19, 1995, Donald Eugene Cherry died aged 58. He was a musician (trumpet), one of the pioneers in world fusion in the 60s and 70s. Cherry recorded and performed with a number of musicians and bands including Ornette Coleman, Paul Bley, Sonny Rollins, New York Contemporary Five, Naná Vasconcelos, La Monte Young, Abdullah Ibrahim, Carla Bley, Charlie Haden, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Brackeen, Codona, Albert Ayler, Clifford Jordan, Steve Lacy, Michael Mantler, Sunny Murray, Jim Pepper, George Russell, Sun Ra, Lou Reed, Charlie Rouse, Albert Heath, James Mtume, Herbie Hancock, Ed Blackwell, Steve Hillage, Collin Walcott, Latif Khan, Johnny Dyani, Masahiko Togashi, Bengt Berger, Rip Rig + Panic, Bengt Berger Bitter Funeral Beer Band, Dag Vag, Frank Lowe, Jai Uttal, and Ed Blackwell.

On October 4, 1971.

On October 4, 1971, “Atlantic” label released “Twins”, the tenth Ornette Coleman album. It was recorded 1959 – 1961, assembled without Coleman’s input, comprising outtakes from recording sessions of 1959 to 1961 for “The Shape of Jazz to Come”, “This Is Our Music”, “Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation”, and “Ornette!”. Sessions for “Monk and the Nun” took place at “Radio Recorders” in Hollywood, for “First Take” at “A&R Studios” in New York City, and all others at “Atlantic Studios” in Manhattan. The album was produced by Nesuhi Ertegün.

Personnel:

  • Ornette Coleman – alto saxophone
  • Don Cherry – pocket trumpet; cornet on “Monk and the Nun”
  • Charlie Haden – bass on 1959 and 1960 tracks
  • Scott LaFaro – bass on “First Take” and “Check Up”
  • Billy Higgins – drums on “First Take” and “Monk and the Nun”
  • Ed Blackwell – drums on 1960 and 1961 tracks
  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet on “First Take”
  • Eric Dolphy – bass clarinet on “First Take”

Track listing:

All tracks by Ornette Coleman.

  1. First Take – December 21, 1960
  2. Little Symphony – July 19, 1960
  3. Monk and the Nun – May 22, 1959
  4. Check Up – January 31, 1961
  5. Joy of a Toy – July 26, 1960

On September 26, 1995.

On September 26, 1995, “Harmolodic” and “Verve” label released “Tone Dialing” the 45th Ornette Coleman (with Prime Time ensemble) album. It was recorded in 1995 and was produced by Denardo Coleman.

Personnel:

  • Ornette Coleman- alto saxophone, trumpet, violin
  • Avenda Khadija, Moishe Nalm – vocals
  • Dave Bryant – keyboards
  • Chris Rosenberg, Ken Wessel – guitar
  • Bradley Jones, Al MacDowell – bass
  • Chris Walker- bass, keyboards
  • Denardo Coleman- drums
  • Badal Roy- tabla, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Ornette Coleman except where noted.

  1. Street Blues
  2. Search for Life
  3. Guadalupe
  4. Bach Prelude – Johann Sebastian Bach
  5. Sound Is Everywhere
  6. Miguel’s Fortune
  7. La Capella
  8. A.C.
  9. If I Knew as Much About You (As You Know About Me)
  10. When Will I See You Again
  11. Kathelin Gray – Ornette Coleman, Pat Metheny
  12. Badal
  13. Tone Dialing
  14. Family Reunion
  15. Local Instinct
  16. Ying Yang

On September 20, 2011.

On September 20, 2011, “Nonesuch” label released “Modern Music”, an album by Brad Mehldau and Kevin Hays. It was recorded in October 2010, at “Mechanics Hall” in Worcester, Massachusetts, and was produced by Patrick Zimmerli.

Personnel:

  • Brad Mehldau– piano
  • Kevin Hays– piano

Track listing:

  1. Crazy Quilt – Patrick Zimmerli
  2. Unrequited – Brad Mehldau
  3. Generatrix – Patric Zimmerli
  4. Celtic Folk Melody – Patrick Zimmerli
  5. Excerpt from Music for 18 Musicians – Steve Reich
  6. Lonely Woman – Ornette Coleman
  7. Modern Music – Patrick Zimmerli
  8. Elegia – Kevin Hays
  9. Excerpt from String Quartet No. 5″ – Philip Glass