J[A-Z]Z p1ck ( The Shape of Jazz to Come | Ornette Coleman, 1959

photo: William Claxton / design: Marvin Israel


Ornette Coleman, Chronology, The Shape of Jazz to Come, 1959


Recorded May 22, 1959 in Hollywood, Cal.

The Shape of Jazz to Come found Coleman and his quartet elaborating on the sound 
and themes he had been developing throughout his career.

Ornette Coleman  coined the term "harmolodic", a combination of harmony, movement, and melody, 
to describe his philosophy of improvisation which heavily emphasized melody rather than harmony.


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


Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman,1959


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