Ornette Coleman Catalog

1958 (age 28)

The Music Of Ornette Coleman - Something Else!!!!  (Contemporary C 3551)

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Walter Norris (piano) Don Payne (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 10, 1958
Invisible
The Blessing
Jayne
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, February 22, 1958
Chippie
The Disguise
Angel Voice
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, March 24, 1958
Alpha
When Will The Blues Leave
The Sphinx
** also issued on Contemporary S 7551; Original Jazz Classics OJC 163, OJCCD 163-2.

Ornette Coleman - Coleman Classics, Vol. 1  (Improvising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.52)

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Paul Bley (piano) Charlie Haden (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
"Hillcrest Club", Los Angeles, CA, October-November, 1958
When Will The Blues Leave
Crossroads
Ramblin'
How Deep Is The Ocean

The Fabulous Paul Bley Quintet  (America (F) 30 AM 6120)

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Paul Bley (piano) Charlie Haden (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same personnel
"Hillcrest Club", Los Angeles, CA, October, 1958
Klactoveesedstene
I Remember Harlem
The Blessing
Free
** also issued on Inner City IC 1007 entitled "Paul Bley/Ornette Coleman/Don Cherry/Charlie Haden/Billy Higgins - Live At The Hilcrest Club 1958".

1959

Ornette Coleman - Tomorrow Is The Question!  (Contemporary M 3569)

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Red Mitchell (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 16, 1959
Lorraine
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, February 23, 1959
Turnaround
Endless
Percy Heath (bass) replaces Mitchell
Los Angeles, CA, March 9 & 10, 1959
Tomorrow Is The Question
Tears Inside
Mind And Time
Compassion
Giggin'
Rejoicing
** also issued on Contemporary S 7569; Original Jazz Classics OJC 342, OJCCD 342-2.

Ornette Coleman - The Shape Of Jazz To Come  (Atlantic LP 1317)

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, May 22, 1959
3507Focus On Sanity
3508Chronology (Step In)
3509Peace
3510Congeniality (Nomad)
3511Lonely Woman
3514Eventually
** also issued on Atlantic SD 1317.

Ornette Coleman - Twins  (Atlantic SD 1588)

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same session
Los Angeles, CA, May 22, 1959
3512Monk And The Nun
Ed Blackwell (drums) replaces Higgins
NYC, July 19, 1960
4723Untitled, No. 1 (Little Symphony)
same personnel
NYC, July 26, 1960
4734Untitled, No. 1 (Joy Of A Toy)
Don Cherry (pocket trumpet) Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Eric Dolphy (bass clarinet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charlie Haden, Scott LaFaro (bass) Ed Blackwell, Billy Higgins (drums)
NYC, December 21, 1960
5247-1?The First Take (Free Jazz (alt. take))
Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Scott LaFaro (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums)
NYC, January 31, 1961
5318Check Up
** also issued on Atlantic SD 8810.

Ornette Coleman - The Art Of The Improvisers  (Atlantic SD 1572)

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, May 22, 1959
3513Just For You
same personnel
NYC, October 9, 1959
3873The Circle With A Hole In The Middle
Ed Blackwell (drums) replaces Higgins
NYC, July 26, 1960
4737Untitled, No. 4 (The Fifth Of Beethoven)
4738Untitled, No. 5 (Moon Inhabitants)
4739Untitled, No. 6 (The Legend Of Bebop)
Scott LaFaro (bass) replaces Haden
NYC, January 31, 1961
5322The Alchemy Of Scott LaFaro
Don Cherry (pocket trumpet) Ornette Coleman (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums)
NYC, March 27, 1961
5432Harlem's Manhattan

Ornette Coleman/Don Cherry/Kenny Dorham - S.O.J.: Lenox School Of Jazz  (Royal Jazz (D) SOJ 1/2)

Don Cherry (cornet) Kent McGarity (trombone, bass trombone) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Steve Kuhn or Ron Brown (piano) Larry Ridley (bass) Barry Greenspan (drums)
Lenox, MA, August 29, 1959
The Sphinx
Inn Tune

Ornette Coleman - Change Of The Century  (Atlantic LP 1327)

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
NYC, October 8, 1959
3865Una Muy Bonita
3866Bird Food
3867Change Of The Century
3869The Face Of The Bass
same personnel
NYC, October 9, 1959
3870Forerunner
3872Free
3874Ramblin'
** also issued on Atlantic SD 1327.

Ornette Coleman - To Whom Who Keeps A Records  (Atlantic (J) P-10085A)

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same personnel
NYC, October 8, 1959
3868Untitled Original, No. 1 (Music Always)
Ed Blackwell (drums) replaces Higgins
NYC, July 19, 1960
P.S. Unless One Has
same personnel
NYC, July 26, 1960
4735Untitled, No. 2 (Brings Goodness)
To Us All
Some Other
Motive For Its Use

Ornette Coleman - Una Muy Bonita, Part 1&2  (Atlantic 5008)

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
NYC, October 8, 1959
4922Una Muy Bonita, Part 1
4923Una Muy Bonita, Part 2

1960 (age 30)

Ornette Coleman - This Is Our Music  (Atlantic LP 1353)

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums)
NYC, July 19, 1960
4724Untitled, No. 2 (Kaleidoscope)
4727Untitled, No. 5 (Blues Connotation)
same personnel
NYC, July 26, 1960
4736Untitled, No. 3 (Humpty Dumpty)
4741Embraceable You
same personnel
NYC, August 2, 1960
4765Folk Tale
4767Poise
4773Beauty Is A Rare Thing
** also issued on Atlantic SD 1353.

Ornette Coleman - Beauty Is A Rarething  (Rhino R2 71410)

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums): same personnel
NYC, July 19, 1960
The Tribes Of New York
Rise And Shine
Mr. And Mrs. People
I Heard It Over The Radio
Revolving Doors
Scott LaFaro (bass) replaces Haden
NYC, January 31, 1961
Proof Readers

John Lewis/Gunther Schuller/Jim Hall - Jazz Abstractions  (Atlantic LP 1365)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charles Libove, Roland Vamos (violin) Harry Zaratzian (viola) Joseph Tekula (cello) Jim Hall (guitar) Alvin Brehm, Scott LaFaro (bass) Sticks Evans (drums) Gunther Schuller (composer, arranger, conductor)
NYC, December 19, 1960
5232Abstraction
Robert DiDomenica (flute) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute) Charles Libove, Roland Vamos (violin) Harry Zaratzian (viola) Joseph Tekula (cello) Eddie Costa (vibraphone) Bill Evans (piano) Jim Hall (guitar) George Duvivier, Scott LaFaro (bass) Sticks Evans (drums) Gunther Schuller (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December 20, 1960
5236Variants On A Theme Of Thelonious Monk (Criss Cross): Variant I / Variant II / Variant III / Variant IV
** also issued on Atlantic SD 1365.

Ornette Coleman - Free Jazz  (Atlantic LP 1364)

Don Cherry (pocket trumpet) Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Eric Dolphy (bass clarinet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charlie Haden, Scott LaFaro (bass) Ed Blackwell, Billy Higgins (drums)
NYC, December 21, 1960
5247Free Jazz, Part 1
-Free Jazz, Part 2
** also issued on Atlantic SD 1364.

1961

Ornette Coleman - Ornette!  (Atlantic LP 1378)

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Scott LaFaro (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums)
NYC, January 31, 1961
5317W.R.U.
5319T&T
5320C&D
5321R.P.D.D.
** also issued on Atlantic SD 1378.

Ornette Coleman - Ornette On Tenor  (Atlantic LP 1394)

Don Cherry (pocket trumpet) Ornette Coleman (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums)
NYC, March 22, 1961
5418Eos
same personnel
NYC, March 27, 1961
5427Enfant
5428Ecars
5430Cross Breeding
5436Mapa
** also issued on Atlantic SD 1394.

1962

Ornette Coleman - Town Hall 1962  (ESP-Disk' ESP 1006)

Selwart Clarke, Nathan Goldstein (violin) Julian Barber (viola) Kermit Moore (cello)
"Town Hall", NYC, December 21, 1962
Dedication To Poets And Writers
Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums)
Sadness
The Ark
Doughnut
** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1006.

Ornette Coleman At The Town Hall, Vol. 1 (not released)  (Blue Note BLP 4210)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums): same session
"Town Hall", NYC, December 21, 1962
Story Teller
I Don't Love You
Children's Books
Architecture

1965

Ornette Coleman - Chappaqua Suite  (Columbia 66203)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet) Pharoah Sanders (tenor saxophone) David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums) unidentified large studio band, Joseph Tekula (director)
NYC, June 15, 16 & 17, 1965
Chappaqua Suite, Part 1
Chappaqua Suite, Part 2
Chappaqua Suite, Part 3
Chappaqua Suite, Part 4
** also issued on Columbia (F) 62896/97.

Ornette Coleman In Europe, Vol. 1  (Freedom (E) FLP 40102)

Edward Walker (flute) Derek Wickers (oboe) John Burden (English horn) Cecil James (bassoon) Sidney Fell (clarinet) Ornette Coleman (supervisor)
"Fairfield Halls", Croydon, London, England, August 29, 1965
Sounds And Forms For Wind Quintet
Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums)
Sadness
Clergyman's Dream
** also issued on Black Lion (G) BLM 51503 entitled "An Evening With Ornette Coleman <<1>>".
** part of Arista Freedom AL 1900.

Ornette Coleman In Europe, Vol. 2  (Freedom (E) FLP 40103)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums): same session
"Fairfield Halls", Croydon, London, England, August 29, 1965
Falling Stars
Silence
Happy Fool
Ballad
Doughnuts
** also issued on Black Lion (G) BLM 51504 entitled "An Evening With Ornette Coleman <<2>>".
** part of Arista Freedom AL 1900.

Ornette Coleman/Sonny Rollins - The Paris Concert '65  (Magnetic (Luxembourgian) MRCD 121/22)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums): same personnel
"Salle De La Mutualite", Paris, France, 2nd set, November 4, 1965
Sadness
Lonely Woman
Fallin' Stars
Clergyman's Dream

Ornette Coleman - Live At The Tivoli '65  (Magnetic (Luxembourgian) MRCD 131)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums): same personnel
"Tivolis Koncertsal", Copenhagen, Denmark, November 30, 1965
Lonely Woman
Clergyman's Dream
Sadness
Falling Stars
Interview

The Ornette Coleman Trio At The "Golden Circle" Stockholm, Vol. 2  (Blue Note BLP 4225)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums, glockenspiel) Frank Wolff (producer)
"Gyllene Cirkeln", Stockholm, Sweden, December 3, 1965
1691 tk.4Antiques
1692 tk.8Morning Song
same personnel
"Gyllene Cirkeln", Stockholm, Sweden, evening set, December 4, 1965
1695 tk.25The Riddle
1697 tk.28Snowflakes And Sunshine
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84225, CDP 7 84225 2.

The Ornette Coleman Trio At The "Golden Circle" Stockholm, Vol. 1  (Blue Note BLP 4224)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums, glockenspiel) Frank Wolff (producer): same personnel
"Gyllene Cirkeln", Stockholm, Sweden, December 3, 1965
1693 tk.11Dawn
same personnel
"Gyllene Cirkeln", Stockholm, Sweden, afternoon set, December 4, 1965
1694 tk.14European Echoes
same personnel
"Gyllene Cirkeln", Stockholm, Sweden, evening set, December 4, 1965
1696 tk.27Dee Dee
1698 tk.29Faces And Places
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84224, CDP 7 84224 2.

1966

Ornette Coleman - Who's Crazy, Vol. 1  (Jazz Atmosphere IRI 5006)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums)
Paris, France, early 1966
January
Sortie Le Conqard
Dans La Neige
The Changes
Better Get Yourself Another Self
The Duel-Two Psychic Lovers And Eating Time
** part of Affinity (E) AFFD 102.

Ornette Coleman - Who's Crazy, Vol. 2  (Jazz Atmosphere IRI 5007)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums): same session
Paris, France, early 1966
The Lovers And The Alchemist (The Mis-Used Blues)
The Poet
Wedding Day And Fuzz
Fuzz / Feast / Breakout / European Echoes / Alone And The Arrest
** part of Affinity (E) AFFD 102.

Ornette Coleman - Lonely Woman Trio '66  (BEAT 1)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums): same personnel
Copenhagen, Denmark, April 7, 1966
Lonely Woman
Falling Stars
Clergyman's Dream

Ornette Coleman - The Empty Foxhole  (Blue Note BLP 4246)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) Charlie Haden (bass) Denardo Coleman (drums) Frank Wolff (producer)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 9, 1966
1780 tk.1The Empty Foxhole
1781 tk.2Freeway Express
1782 tk.5Zig Zag
1783 tk.8Faithful
1784 tk.9Sound Gravitations
1785 tk.12Good Old Days
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84246, B1-28982.

Ornette Coleman Trio  (Vap (J) VPLR 70353)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums, vibraphone)
NYC, 1966
Faces And Places
Sadness
Morning Song
Bass Improvisation I
Morning Song (alt. take)
Bass Improvisation II
Alone And Arrest
European Echoes
European Echoes (alt. take)

1967

The Music Of Ornette Coleman  (RCA Victor LPM 2982)

Ornette Coleman (trumpet, composer) Mason Jones (French horn) Murray Panitz (flute, piccolo) John DeLancre (oboe, English horn) Barnard Garfield (bassoon) Anthony Gigliotti (clarinet, bass clarinet)
"Village Theatre", NYC, March 17, 1967
URA1-1475Form And Sounds
Stuart Canin, William Steck (violin) Carlton Cooley (viola) William Stokking (cello) Ornette Coleman (supervisor)
NYC, March 31, 1967
URA1-1494Space Flight
URA1-1495Saints And Soldiers
** also issued on RCA Victor LSP 2982.

Jackie McLean - New And Old Gospel  (Blue Note BLP 4262)

Ornette Coleman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Lamont Johnson (piano) Scott Holt (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 24, 1967
1864 tk.6Old Gospel
1865 tk.9Strange As It Seems
1866 tk.10Lifetime: Offspring / Midway / Vernzone / The Inevitable End
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84262.

Bob Thiele Emergency - Head Start  (Flying Dutchman FDS-104)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charlie Haden, David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums)
"St. Peter's Lutheran Church", NYC, July 21, 1967
Holiday For A Graveyard

1968

Ornette Coleman - Live In Milano 1968  (Jazz Up (It) JU 310)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charlie Haden, David Izenzon (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums)
"Teatro Lirico", Milan, Italy, February 5, 1968
Tutti
Three Wisemen And The Saint
New York

The Unprecedented Music Of Ornette Coleman  (Passport (It) LPPS 11.116)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, shanai) Charlie Haden, David Izenzon (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums)
Rome, Italy, February 8, 1968
Lonely Woman
Mousieur Le Prince
Forgotten Children
Buddah Blues
** also issued on Joker (J) UPS 2061.

Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band  (Apple SAPCOR 17)

Ornette Coleman (trumpet, violin) Charlie Haden, David Izenzon (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums) Yoko Ono (vocals)
"Royal Albert Hall", London, England, February 29, 1968
Emotion Modulation (A.O.S.)

Ornette Coleman - New York Is Now!, Vol. 1  (Blue Note BST 84287)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, violin) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, April 29, 1968
2099 tk.2We Now Interrupt For A Commercial
3000 tk.8The Garden Of Souls
3002 tk.14/15Toy Dance
same personnel
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, May 7, 1968
3019 tk.5Round Trip
3016 tk.12/16Broadway Blues
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 84287 2.

Ornette Coleman - New York Is Now!, Vol. 1  (Blue Note CDP 7 84287 2)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, violin) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Elvin Jones (drums): same personnel
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, April 29, 1968
tk.19Broadway Blues (alt. take)
** reissue of Blue Note BST 84287 + 1 bonus track.

Ornette Coleman - Love Call  (Blue Note BST 84356)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, violin) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Elvin Jones (drums): same session
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, April 29, 1968
3001 tk.12Open To The Public
3004 tk.18Airborne
same personnel
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, May 7, 1968
3018 tk.4Love Call
tk.13Check Out Time
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 84356 2.

Ornette Coleman - Love Call  (Blue Note CDP 7 84356 2)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, violin) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Elvin Jones (drums): same personnel
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, April 29, 1968
tk.7Love Call (alt. take)
3003 tk.16Check Out Time (alt. take)
same personnel
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, May 7, 1968
3017 tk.7Just For You
** reissue of Blue Note BST 84356 + 3 bonus tracks.

Ornette Coleman - Ornette At 12  (Impulse! AS 9178)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass) Denardo Coleman (drums)
NYC, July 16, 1968
C.O.D.
Rainbows
New York
Bells And Chimes

1969

Ornette Coleman - Crisis  (Impulse! AS 9187)

Don Cherry (cornet, Indian flute) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone, clarinet) Charlie Haden (bass) Denardo Coleman (drums)
"New York University", NYC, March 22, 1969
Broken Shadows
Comme It Faut
Song For Che
Space Jungle
Trouble In The East

Ornette Coleman - Man On The Moon / Growing Up  (Impulse! 45-275)

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone) Emanuel Ghent (electronic devices) Charlie Haden (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums)
NYC, July, 1969
91045Man On The Moon
91046Growing Up

Ornette Coleman - Broken Shadows  (Moon (It) MLP 022-1)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone, Arabic oboe) Charlie Haden (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums)
"Blizen Festival", Belgium, August 24, 1969
As It Should Be
Space Jungle
Song For Che
Broken Shadows
Countdown
** also issued on Moon (It) MCD 022-2.

1970 (age 40)

Ornette Coleman - Starting The Case  (Jazz Anthology (F) JA 5248)

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums)
NYC, early 1970
Ornette's Suite, Part 1
Ornette's Suite, Part 2

Ornette Coleman - Friends And Neighbors  (Flying Dutchman FDS-123)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums) unknown (vocals -2)
"Prince Street", NYC, February 14, 1970
1.Friends And Neighbors
2.-
3.Long Time No See
4.Let's Play
5.Forgotten Songs
6.Tomorrow

Louis Armstrong And His Friends  (Flying Dutchman AM-12009)

Thad Jones (trumpet) Jimmy Owens (flugelhorn) Garnett Brown (trombone) Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone) Frank Owens (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Pretty Purdie (drums) Louis Armstrong (vocals) Ornette Coleman (backing vocals)
NYC, May 10, 1970
We Shall Overcome
Give Peace A Chance

1971

Alice Coltrane - Universal Consciousness  (Impulse! AS 9210)

John Blair, Julius Brand, Leroy Jenkins, Joan Kalish (violin) Alice Coltrane (organ, harp, string arranger) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Jack DeJohnette (drums) Ornette Coleman (transcriber)
Generation Sound Studios, NYC, April 6, 1971
Universal Consciousness
Oh, Allah
add Tulsi (tambura) Clifford Jarvis (drums)
Generation Sound Studios, NYC, April 6 or May 14, 1971
Hare Krishna
** also issued on Impulse! 314 589 514-2.

Ornette Coleman - Broken Shadows  (Columbia FC 38029)

Don Cherry (pocket trumpet -1/4) Bobby Bradford (trumpet -1/3,5) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone -1/3,5) Charlie Haden (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums -1/3,5) Billy Higgins (drums -1/4)
Columbia Studio E, NYC, September 9, 1971
1. CO112012Happy House
2. CO112013Broken Shadows
3. CO112015Elizabeth
4. CO112017Country Town Blues
5. CO112019School Work
Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums)
Columbia Studios, NYC, September 7, 1972
Rubber Gloves
Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Jim Hall (guitar) Charlie Haden (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums) Webster Armstrong (vocals) with unidentified woodwind quintet: unknown (French horn) unknown (flute) unknown (oboe) unknown (bassoon) unknown (clarinet)
Columbia Studios, NYC, September 8, 1972
Good Girl Blues
Is It Forever

Ornette Coleman - Science Fiction  (Columbia KC 31061)

Don Cherry (pocket trumpet -1,2) Bobby Bradford (trumpet -3,4) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone -3,4) Charlie Haden (bass) Billy Higgins (drums -1,2) Ed Blackwell (drums -3,4)
Columbia Studio E, NYC, September 9, 1971
1. CO112016Civilization Day
2. CO112018Street Woman
3. CO112020The Jungle Is A Skyscraper
4. CO112021Law Years
Don Cherry (pocket trumpet) Bobby Bradford (trumpet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass) Ed Blackwell, Billy Higgins (drums) Asha Puthli (vocals) David Henderson (poet recitation)
Columbia Studio E, NYC, September 10, 1971
CO112024Science Fiction
Carmon Fornarotto, Gerard Schwarg (trumpet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone, musette) Charlie Haden (bass) Ed Blackwell, Billy Higgins (drums) Asha Puthli (vocals)
Columbia Studio E, NYC, October 13, 1971
What Reason Could I Give
All My Life
Rock The Clock

Ornette Coleman - The Belgrade Concert  (Jazz Door (G) JD 12112)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone, musette) Charlie Haden (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums)
Belgrade, Yugoslavia, November 2, 1971
Announcement
Street Woman
Whom Do You Work For
Written Word
Song For Che
Rock The Clock

Ornette Coleman - European Concert  (Unique Jazz UJ 13)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone, musette) Charlie Haden (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums): same personnel
"Philharmonie", Berlin, West Germany, November 5, 1971
Street Woman
Song For Che
Whom Do You Work For
Rock The Clock
Written Word

Ornette Coleman - Paris Concert  (Trio (J) PA-7169/70)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone, musette) Charlie Haden (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums): same personnel
Paris, France, late 1971
Second Fiction
Summer-Thang
14 Juillet
Fantasy 77
Reminiscence
All Day Affair
Silhouette

1972

Ornette Coleman - Skies Of America  (Columbia KC 31562)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, composer) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone, oboe) Charlie Haden (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums) The London Symphony Orchestra, David Measham (conductor)
London, England, May, 1972
Skies Of America, Part 1: Skys Of America / Native Americans / The Good Life / Birthdays And Funerals / Dreams Sounds Of Sculpture / Holiday For Heroes / All Of My Life / Dancers / The Soul / Within Woman / The Artist In America
Skies Of America, Part 2: The New Anthem / Place In Space / Foreigner In A Free Land / Silver Screen / Poetry / The Men Who Live In The White House / Live Life / The Military / Jam Session / Sunday In America

Ornette Coleman Broadcasts  (J For Jazz JFJ 803)

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums)
"Artists House", NYC, September 22, 1972
The Original Theme
Rack Jimping Roy
Starting The Case
Involvement
Protest

1973

Ornette Coleman - Dancing In Your Head  (A&M/Horizon SP-722)

Robert Palmer (clarinet, wood flute) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, electric violin) The Master Musicians Of Jajouka (pipes, flute, three lutanists, violin, drums)
Jajouka, Morocco, January, 1973
Midnight Sunrise
Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charles Ellerbee, Bern Nix (guitar) Rudy MacDaniel (bass) Ronald Shannon Jackson (drums)
Barclay Studios, Paris, France, December, 1976
Theme From A Symphony (variation 1)
Theme From A Symphony (variation 2)
** also issued on A&M 314 543 519-2.

Ornette Coleman - Dancing In Your Head  (A&M 314 543 519-2)

Robert Palmer (clarinet, wood flute) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, electric violin) The Master Musicians Of Jajouka (pipes, flute, three lutanists, violin, drums)
Jajouka, Morocco, January, 1973
Midnight Sunrise (alt. take)
** reissue of A&M/Horizon SP-722 + 1 bonus track.

William S. Burroughs/Ornette Coleman - Break Through In Grey Room: Ornette Coleman And Musicians Of Jajouka  (Sub Rose/Sub CD 006)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) and others
1973
unknown title

1974

Ornette Coleman In Concert  (Craws no number)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) James "Blood" Ulmer (guitar) Norris Sirone Jones (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
NYC, spring 1974
Tutti
Love Call
What Reason Could I Give
The Story Of The King And Queen
Harloff
Comme Il Faut
Bells And Chimes
Something To Listen To

Ornette Coleman - Lonely Woman Quartet '74  (BAT 2, 3, 4)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) James "Blood" Ulmer (guitar) Norris Sirone Jones (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same personnel
Italy, 1974
unknown title
Tutti
Lonely Woman
Something To Listen To
Bells And Chimes
Comme Il Faut
What Reason Could I Give
Love Call

1975

Claude Nougaro - Nougaro Chante Les Grands Du Jazz  (Barclay (F) 90025)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Maurice Vander (piano) Luigi Trussardi (bass) Charles Bellonzi (drums) Claude Nougaro (vocals)
Paris, France, December, 1975
Gloria

1976

Charlie Haden - Closeness  (A&M/Horizon SP-710)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass)
Generation Sound Studios, NYC, March 21, 1976
O.C.

Charlie Haden - The Golden Number  (A&M/Horizon SP-727)

Ornette Coleman (trumpet) Charlie Haden (bass)
Generation Sound Studios, NYC, December 19, 1976
The Golden Number

Ornette Coleman - Body Meta  (Artists House AH 1)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charles Ellerbee, Bern Nix (guitar) Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass) Ronald Shannon Jackson (drums)
Paris, France, December 19, 1976
Voice Poetry
Home Grown
Macho Woman
Fou Amour
European Echoes
** also issued on Artists House AH 9401.

1977

Ornette - Soapsuds, Soapsuds  (Artists House AH 6)

Ornette Coleman (tenor saxophone, trumpet) Charlie Haden (bass)
The Hit Factory, NYC, January 30, 1977
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Human Being
Soap Suds
Sex Spy
Some Day
** also issued on Artists House AH 9406.

1978

James "Blood" Ulmer - Tales Of Captain Black  (Artists House AH 7)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) James "Blood" Ulmer (guitar) Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass) Denardo Coleman (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 5, 1978
Theme From Captain Black
Moons Shine
Morning Bride
Revelation March
Woman Coming
Nothing To Say
Arena
Revealing
** also issued on Artists House AH 9407.

1979

Ornette Coleman - Of Human Feelings  (Antilles AN 2001)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) Charles Ellerbee, Bern Nix (guitar) Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass) Denardo Coleman, Calvin Weston (drums)
NYC, April 25, 1979
Sleep Talk
Jump Street
Him And Her
Air Ship
What Is The Name Of That Song
Job Mob
Love Words
Times Square

1984 (age 54)

Jamaaladeen Tacuma - Renaissance Man  (Gramavision GR 8303)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charles Ellerbee (guitar) Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass) Ron Hoverton (percussion)
NYC, 1984
Dancing In Your Head

1985

Pat Metheny/Ornette Coleman - Song X  (Geffen GEFD 924086 2)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, violin) Pat Metheny (guitar synthesizer, electric guitar) Charlie Haden (bass -1/6,8) Jack DeJohnette (drums -1/6,8) Denardo Coleman (electric drums, percussion -1/6,8)
NYC, December 12-14, 1985
1.Song X
2.Mob Job
3.Endangered Species
4.Video Games
5.Kathelin Gray
6.Trigonometry
7.Song X Duo
8.Long Time No See

Ornette Coleman - Prime Design, Time Design  (Caravan Of Dreams CDP 85002)

Larissa Blitz, Gregory Gelman (violin) Alex Deych (viola) Mathew Meister (cello) Denardo Coleman (percussion) Ornette Coleman (supervisor)
"Caravan Of Dreams", Forth Worth, TX, 1985
Prime Design, Time Design

Ornette Coleman - Opening The Caravan Of Dreams  (Caravan Of Dreams CDP 85001)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) Charles Ellerbee, Bern Nix (guitar) Al MacDowell, Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass) Denardo Coleman (drums) Sabir Kamal (drums, percussion)
"Caravan Of Dreams", Forth Worth, TX, 1985
The Know What To Know
Harmolodic-Bebop
Sex Spy
City Living
See-Thru
Compute

Jamaaladeen Tacuma - So Tranquilizin'  (Gramavision 18 8310 1)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Mark Oliver (saxophones) Martin Anllet (keyboards) Carlos Jones (synthesizer) Ronny Doleyton (guitar) Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass, guitar, keyboards, drums, vocals) Faneita Johnson, Lawrence Newton (vocals)
NYC, 1985
So Tranquilizin'
Jet Set
About The Money
All Things Most Change
Be My Girl
Take It To The Top
All My Love
Energize Me

1987

Ornette Coleman - In All Languages  (Caravan Of Dreams CDP 85008)

Ornette Coleman (alto, tenor saxophone) Charles Ellerbee, Bern Nix (guitar) Al MacDowell, Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass) Denardo Coleman, Calvin Weston (drums)
NYC, February, 1987
Music News
Mother Of The Veil
The Art Of Love Is Happiness
Latin Genetics
Today, Yesterday And Tomorrow
Listen Up
Feel Music
Space Church
Cloning
In All Languages
Biosphere
Story Tellers
Space Warriors
Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto, tenor saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
Peace Warriors
Feet Music
Africa Is The Mirror Of Colors
Word For Bird
Space Church
Latin Genetics
In All Languages
Sound Manual
Mother Of The Veil
Cloning

Ornette Coleman - Virgin Beauty  (Portrait PRT 44301)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) Charles Ellerbee, Bern Nix (guitar) Jerry Garcia (guitar -1,6,7) Al MacDowell, Chris Walker (bass) Calvin Weston (drums) Denardo Coleman (drums, keyboards)
NYC, October, 1987
1.3 Wishes
2.Bourgeois Boogie
3.Happy Hour
4.Virgin Beauty
5.Healing The Feeling
6.Singing In The Shower
7.Desert Players
8.Honeymooners
9.Chanting
10.Spelling The Alphabet
11.Unknown Artist
** also issued on Columbia RK 44301.

1988

Ornette Coleman - Jazzbuhne Berlin '85, Vol. 5  (Repertoire (G) RR 4905-CC)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) Charles Ellerbee, Bern Nix (guitar) Al MacDowell, Chris Walker (bass) Denardo Coleman, Calvin Weston (drums)
Volksbuhne, East Berlin, East Germany, June 5, 1988
Song X
Music News
Chanting
Honeymoon
Realing The Feeling
Singing In The Shower
Dancing In Your Head
Bourgeoise Boogie

Ornette Coleman/Pat Metheny - Festival International Du Jazz Du Montreal 1988  (no label no number)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) Pat Metheny (guitar, composer) and others
Festival International De Jazz De Montreal, Canada, July 7, 1988
unknown title

1990 (age 60)

Al MacDowell - Time Peace  (Gramavision R2 79450)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) Jack O'Neil (saxophones) Bernard Wright (keyboards) Jeff Ciampa (guitar) Al MacDowell (bass, keyboards, electric drums) Lizette (vocals)
NYC, 1990
Come See Tomorrow

1991

Howard Shore - Naked Lunch (Soundtrack)  (Milan (It) 35614 2)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, composer) Barre Phillips (bass) Denardo Coleman (drums) The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Howard Shore (composer, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, August, 1991
Naked Lunch
Hauser And O'Brien / Bugpowder
Mugwumps
Centipede
The Black Meat
Simpatico / Misterioso
Fadela's Coven
Interzone Suite
William Tell
Mujahaddin
Intersong
Dr. Benway
Clark Nova
Dies
Ballad/Joan
Cloquet's Parrots / Midnight Sunrise
Nothing Is True
Everything Is Permitted
Welcome To Annexia
Writeman

1995

Yochk'o Seffer - Ornette For Ever  (Emen 500 822)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Yochk'o Seffer (saxophones) Debora Seffer (violin) Didier Levallet (bass) Tony Marsh (drums)
November, 1995
Lonely Woman
Invisible
The Blessing
Bird Food
Chippie
Angel Voice
Jayne
Denise K
Still Something Else
Call Me Man

Geri Allen - Eyes... In The Back Of Your Head  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5589)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Geri Allen (piano)
Clinton Recording Studios, NYC, December 14 & 15, 1995, March 1, 1996
Vertical Flowing
same session
The Eyes Have It
** also issued on Blue Note 7243 8 38297 2 9.

Ornette Coleman - Tone Dialing  (Verve-Harmolodic 527483-2)

Ornette Coleman (saxophones, trumpet, violin) Dave Bryant (keyboards) Chris Rosenberg, Ken Wessel (guitar) Bradley Jones, Al MacDowell (bass) Chris Walker (bass, keyboards) Denardo Coleman (drums) Badal Roy (tabla, percussion) Avenda Khadija, Moishe Nalm (vocals)
NYC, 1995
Street Blues
Search For Life
Guadalupe
Bach Prelude
Sound Is Everywhere
Miguel Fortune
La Capella
OAC
If I Knew As Much About Yol's
When Will I See You Again
Kathelin Gray
Badal
Tone Dialing
Family Reunion
Local Instinct
Ying Yang

1996

Ornette Coleman/Joachim Kuhn - Colors  (Verve-Harmolodic 537789-2)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) Joachim Kuhn (piano)
live in Dresden, West Germany, August 31, 1996
Faxing
House Of Stained Glass
Refills
Story Writing
Three Way To One
Passion Cultures
Night Plans
Cyber Cyber

Ornette Coleman - Sound Museum: Three Women  (Verve-Harmolodic 531657-2)

Ornette Coleman (saxophones, trumpet, violin) Geri Allen (piano) Charnett Moffett (bass) Denardo Coleman (drums) Lauren Kinhan, Chris Walker (vocals)
NYC, 1996
Sound Museum
Monsieur Allard
City Living
What Reason
Home Grown
Stopwatch
Don't You Know By Now
P.P.
Women Of The Veil
Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow
Biosphere
European Echoes
Mob Job
Macho Woman

Ornette Coleman - Sound Museum: Hidden Man  (Verve-Harmolodic 531914-2)

Ornette Coleman (saxophones, trumpet, violin) Geri Allen (piano) Charnett Moffett (bass) Denardo Coleman (drums)
NYC, 1996
Sound Museum
Monsieur Allard
City Living
What Reason
Home Grown
Stopwatch
Women Of The Veil
P.P.
Biosphere
Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow
European Echoes
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Mob Job
Macho Woman

1997

Rolf Kuhn/Ornette Coleman - Affairs  (Intuition (G) INT 3211 2)

Rolf Kuhn (clarinet) Ornette Coleman (saxophones)
January, 1997
The Vertical Circle

2000 (age 70)

Joe Henry - Scar  (Mammoth MR 65507-2)

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Sandra Park (concertmaster, strings) Elizabeth Dyson, Bob Malach, Robert Rinehart (strings) Brad Mehldau (piano) Marc Ribot (guitar) Joe Henry (guitar, keyboards, percussion, vocals) Me'Shell NdegeOcello, Dave Pilch (bass) Brian Blade, Abe Laboriel Jr. (drums, percussion) Steve Barber (conductor, orchestral arranger)
September 7-29, 2000
Richard Pryor Addresses A Tearful Nation
Stop
Mean Flower
Struck
Rough And Tumble
Lock And Key
Nico Lost One Small Buddha
Cold Enough To Cross
Edgar Bergen
Scar