Ornette Coleman Discography

1958 (age 28)

Ornette Coleman Quintet

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Walter Norris (piano) Don Payne (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 10, 1958
InvisibleContemporary C 3551
The Blessing-
Jayne-
* Contemporary C 3551, S 7551; Original Jazz Classics OJC 163, OJCCD 163-2   The Music Of Ornette Coleman - Something Else!!!!

Ornette Coleman Quintet

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Walter Norris (piano) Don Payne (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, February 22, 1958
ChippieContemporary C 3551
The Disguise-
Angel Voice-
* Contemporary C 3551, S 7551; Original Jazz Classics OJC 163, OJCCD 163-2   The Music Of Ornette Coleman - Something Else!!!!

Ornette Coleman Quintet

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Walter Norris (piano) Don Payne (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, March 24, 1958
AlphaContemporary C 3551
When Will The Blues Leave-
The Sphinx-
* Contemporary C 3551, S 7551; Original Jazz Classics OJC 163, OJCCD 163-2   The Music Of Ornette Coleman - Something Else!!!!

Paul Bley Quintet

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Paul Bley (piano) Charlie Haden (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
"Hillcrest Club", Los Angeles, CA, October, 1958
KlactoveesedsteneAmerica (F) 30 AM 6120
I Remember Harlem-
The Blessing-
Free-
* America (F) 30 AM 6120   The Fabulous Paul Bley Quintet
= Inner City IC 1007   Paul Bley/Ornette Coleman/Don Cherry/Charlie Haden/Billy Higgins - Live At The Hilcrest Club 1958

Ornette Coleman Quintet

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Paul Bley (piano) Charlie Haden (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same personnel
"Hillcrest Club", Los Angeles, CA, October-November, 1958
When Will The Blues LeaveImprovising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.52
Crossroads-
Ramblin'-
How Deep Is The Ocean-
* Improvising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.52   Ornette Coleman - Coleman Classics, Vol. 1

1959

Ornette Coleman Quartet

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Red Mitchell (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 16, 1959
LorraineContemporary M 3569
* Contemporary M 3569, S 7569; Original Jazz Classics OJC 342, OJCCD 342-2   Ornette Coleman - Tomorrow Is The Question!

Ornette Coleman Quartet

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Red Mitchell (bass) Shelly Manne (drums): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, February 23, 1959
TurnaroundContemporary M 3569
Endless-
* Contemporary M 3569, S 7569; Original Jazz Classics OJC 342, OJCCD 342-2   Ornette Coleman - Tomorrow Is The Question!

Ornette Coleman Quartet

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Percy Heath (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, March 9 & 10, 1959
Tomorrow Is The QuestionContemporary M 3569
Tears Inside-
Mind And Time-
Compassion-
Giggin'-
Rejoicing-
* Contemporary M 3569, S 7569; Original Jazz Classics OJC 342, OJCCD 342-2   Ornette Coleman - Tomorrow Is The Question!

Ornette Coleman Quartet

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, May 22, 1959
3507Focus On SanityAtlantic LP 1317
3508Chronology (Step In)-
3509Peace-
3510Congeniality (Nomad)-
3511Lonely WomanAtlantic LP 1317, SD 1558
3512Monk And The NunAtlantic SD 1588
3513Just For YouAtlantic SD 1572
3514EventuallyAtlantic LP 1317
* Atlantic LP 1317, SD 1317   Ornette Coleman - The Shape Of Jazz To Come
* Atlantic SD 1558   The Best Of Ornette Coleman
* Atlantic SD 1588, SD 8810   Ornette Coleman - Twins
* Atlantic SD 1572   Ornette Coleman - The Art Of The Improvisers

Ornette Coleman - Don Cherry Sextet

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 SphinxRoyal Jazz (D) SOJ 1/2, RJD 513
Inn Tune-
* Royal Jazz (D) SOJ 1/2   Ornette Coleman/Don Cherry/Kenny Dorham - S.O.J.: Lenox School Of Jazz
* Royal Jazz (D) RJD 513   Ornette Coleman/Don Cherry/Kenny Dorham - Lenox School Of Jazz Concert

Ornette Coleman Quartet

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
NYC, October 8, 1959
3865Una Muy BonitaAtlantic LP 1327, SD 1558, SD 2-316
3866Bird FoodAtlantic LP 1327
3867Change Of The Century-
3868Untitled Original, No. 1 (Music Always)Atlantic (J) P-10085A
3869The Face Of The BassAtlantic LP 1327
4922Una Muy Bonita, Part 1Atlantic 5008
4923Una Muy Bonita, Part 2-
* Atlantic LP 1327, SD 1327   Ornette Coleman - Change Of The Century
* Atlantic SD 1558   The Best Of Ornette Coleman
* Atlantic SD 2-316   Various Artists - The Jazz Years-25th Anniversary
* Atlantic (J) P-10085A   Ornette Coleman - To Whom Who Keeps A Records
* Atlantic 5008   Ornette Coleman - Una Muy Bonita, Part 1&2

Ornette Coleman Quartet

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same personnel
NYC, October 9, 1959
3870ForerunnerAtlantic LP 1327
3871Untitled Original, No. 4unissued
3872FreeAtlantic LP 1327
3873The Circle With A Hole In The MiddleAtlantic SD 1572
3874Ramblin'Atlantic LP 1327, SD 1558
* Atlantic LP 1327, SD 1327   Ornette Coleman - Change Of The Century
* Atlantic SD 1572   Ornette Coleman - The Art Of The Improvisers
* Atlantic SD 1558   The Best Of Ornette Coleman

1960 (age 30)

Ornette Coleman Quartet

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums)
NYC, July 19, 1960
4723Untitled, No. 1 (Little Symphony)Atlantic SD 1588
4724Untitled, No. 2 (Kaleidoscope)Atlantic LP 1353
4725Untitled, No. 3Atlantic unissued
4726Untitled, No. 4-
4727Untitled, No. 5 (Blues Connotation)Atlantic LP 1353
4728Untitled, No. 6Atlantic unissued
4729Untitled, No. 7-
P.S. Unless One HasAtlantic (J) P-10085A
The Tribes Of New YorkRhino R2 71410
Rise And Shine-
Mr. And Mrs. People-
I Heard It Over The Radio-
Revolving Doors-
* Atlantic SD 1588, SD 8810   Ornette Coleman - Twins
* Atlantic LP 1353, SD 1353   Ornette Coleman - This Is Our Music
* Atlantic (J) P-10085A   Ornette Coleman - To Whom Who Keeps A Records
* Rhino R2 71410   Ornette Coleman - Beauty Is A Rarething

Ornette Coleman Quartet

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums): same personnel
NYC, July 26, 1960
4734Untitled, No. 1 (Joy Of A Toy)Atlantic SD 1588
4735Untitled, No. 2 (Brings Goodness)Atlantic (J) P-10085A
4736Untitled, No. 3 (Humpty Dumpty)Atlantic LP 1353
4737Untitled, No. 4 (The Fifth Of Beethoven)Atlantic SD 1572
4738Untitled, No. 5 (Moon Inhabitants)-
4739Untitled, No. 6 (The Legend Of Bebop)-
4740Untitled, No. 7unissued
4741Embraceable YouAtlantic LP 1353, SD 1558
4742Downunissued
To Us AllAtlantic (J) P-10085A
Some Other-
Motive For Its Use-
* Atlantic SD 1588, SD 8810   Ornette Coleman - Twins
* Atlantic (J) P-10085A   Ornette Coleman - To Whom Who Keeps A Records
* Atlantic LP 1353, SD 1353   Ornette Coleman - This Is Our Music
* Atlantic SD 1572   Ornette Coleman - The Art Of The Improvisers
* Atlantic SD 1558   The Best Of Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman Quartet

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums): same personnel
NYC, August 2, 1960
4764Untitled Originalunissued
4765Folk TaleAtlantic LP 1353
4766Untitled Originalunissued
4767PoiseAtlantic LP 1353
4768Untitled Originalunissued
4769--
4770--
4771--
4772--
4773Beauty Is A Rare ThingAtlantic LP 1353
4774Untitled Originalunissued
4775--
4776--
4777--
4778--
4779--
* Atlantic LP 1353, SD 1353   Ornette Coleman - This Is Our Music

John Lewis - Gunther Schuller - Jim Hall Orchestra + The Contemporary String Quartet

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
5232AbstractionAtlantic LP 1365
* Atlantic LP 1365, SD 1365   John Lewis/Gunther Schuller/Jim Hall - Jazz Abstractions

John Lewis - Gunther Schuller - Jim Hall Orchestra + The Contemporary String Quartet

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 IVAtlantic LP 1365
* Atlantic LP 1365, SD 1365   John Lewis/Gunther Schuller/Jim Hall - Jazz Abstractions

Ornette Coleman Octet

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))Atlantic SD 1588
5247Free Jazz, Part 1Atlantic LP 1364
-Free Jazz, Part 2-
* Atlantic SD 1588, SD 8810   Ornette Coleman - Twins
* Atlantic LP 1364, SD 1364   Ornette Coleman - Free Jazz

1961

Ornette Coleman Quartet

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Scott LaFaro (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums)
NYC, January 31, 1961
5316UntitledAtlantic unissued
5317W.R.U.Atlantic LP 1378
5318Check UpAtlantic SD 1588
5319T&TAtlantic LP 1378
5320C&DAtlantic LP 1378, SD 1558
5321R.P.D.D.Atlantic LP 1378
5322The Alchemy Of Scott LaFaroAtlantic SD 1572
Proof ReadersRhino R2 71410
* Atlantic LP 1378, SD 1378   Ornette Coleman - Ornette!
* Atlantic SD 1588, SD 8810   Ornette Coleman - Twins
* Atlantic SD 1558   The Best Of Ornette Coleman
* Atlantic SD 1572   Ornette Coleman - The Art Of The Improvisers
* Rhino R2 71410   Ornette Coleman - Beauty Is A Rarething

Ornette Coleman Quartet

Don Cherry (pocket trumpet) Ornette Coleman (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums)
NYC, March 22, 1961
5417Untitled Originalunissued
5418EosAtlantic LP 1394
5419Ecarsunissued
5420Cross Breeding-
5421Untitled Original-
* Atlantic LP 1394, SD 1394   Ornette Coleman - Ornette On Tenor

Ornette Coleman Quartet

Don Cherry (pocket trumpet) Ornette Coleman (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums): same personnel
NYC, March 27, 1961
5427EnfantAtlantic LP 1394
5428Ecars-
5429Eosunissued
5430Cross BreedingAtlantic LP 1394
5431Untitled Originalunissued
5432Harlem's ManhattanAtlantic SD 1572
5433Mapaunissued
5434Harlem's Manhattan-
5435Ecars-
5436MapaAtlantic LP 1394
* Atlantic LP 1394, SD 1394   Ornette Coleman - Ornette On Tenor
* Atlantic SD 1572   Ornette Coleman - The Art Of The Improvisers

1962

String Quartet

Selwart Clarke, Nathan Goldstein (violin) Julian Barber (viola) Kermit Moore (cello)
"Town Hall", NYC, December 21, 1962
Dedication To Poets And WritersBlue Note BLP 4211; ESP-Disk' ESP 1006
* Blue Note BLP 4211   Ornette Coleman At The Town Hall, Vol. 2 (not released)
* ESP-Disk' ESP 1006, ESPCD 1006   Ornette Coleman - Town Hall 1962

Ornette Coleman Trio

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone -1/3,5/10) David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums -1/3,5/10)
"Town Hall", NYC, December 21, 1962
1.Story TellerBlue Note BLP 4210
2.SadnessBlue Note BLP 4211; ESP-Disk' 4506, ESP 1006
3.The ArkBlue Note BLP 4211; ESP-Disk' ESP 1006
4.TaurusBlue Note unissued; ESP-Disk' unissued
5.I Don't Love YouBlue Note BLP 4210
6.Children's Books-
7.Architecture-
8.Play It StraightBlue Note unissued; ESP-Disk' unissued
9.DoughnutBlue Note BLP 4211; ESP-Disk' ESP 1006
10.Just For YouBlue Note unissued; ESP-Disk' unissued
* Blue Note BLP 4210   Ornette Coleman At The Town Hall, Vol. 1 (not released)
* Blue Note BLP 4211   Ornette Coleman At The Town Hall, Vol. 2 (not released)
* ESP-Disk' ESP 1006, ESPCD 1006   Ornette Coleman - Town Hall 1962
* ESP-Disk' 4506   Ornette Coleman - Sadness / Albert Ayler - Holy Family

Nappy Allen's Rhythm And Blues Trio

Chris Towns (piano) Nappy Allen (guitar) Barney Richardson (bass)
"Town Hall", NYC, December 21, 1962
Blues MisusedBlue Note unissued; ESP-Disk' unissued

1965

Ornette Coleman Quartet With Joseph Tekula Band

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 1Columbia 66203
Chappaqua Suite, Part 2-
Chappaqua Suite, Part 3-
Chappaqua Suite, Part 4-
* Columbia 66203, (F) 62896/97   Ornette Coleman - Chappaqua Suite

The Virtuoso Ensemble

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 QuintetFreedom (E) FLP 40102
* Freedom (E) FLP 40102   Ornette Coleman In Europe, Vol. 1
= Black Lion (G) BLM 51503   An Evening With Ornette Coleman <<1>>
= Arista Freedom AL 1900   Ornette Coleman - The Great London Concert

Ornette Coleman Trio

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums)
"Fairfield Halls", Croydon, London, England, August 29, 1965
SadnessFreedom (E) FLP 40102
Clergyman's Dream-
Falling StarsFreedom (E) FLP 40103
Silence-
Happy Fool-
Ballad-
Doughnuts-
* Freedom (E) FLP 40102   Ornette Coleman In Europe, Vol. 1
= Black Lion (G) BLM 51503   An Evening With Ornette Coleman <<1>>
= Arista Freedom AL 1900   Ornette Coleman - The Great London Concert
* Freedom (E) FLP 40103   Ornette Coleman In Europe, Vol. 2
= Black Lion (G) BLM 51504   An Evening With Ornette Coleman <<2>>
= Arista Freedom AL 1900   Ornette Coleman - The Great London Concert

Ornette Coleman Trio

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
SadnessMagnetic (Luxembourgian) MRCD 121/22
Lonely Woman-
Fallin' Stars-
Clergyman's Dream-
* Magnetic (Luxembourgian) MRCD 121/22   Ornette Coleman/Sonny Rollins - The Paris Concert '65

Ornette Coleman Trio

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums): same personnel
"Tivolis Koncertsal", Copenhagen, Denmark, November 30, 1965
Lonely WomanMagnetic (Luxembourgian) MRCD 131
Clergyman's Dream-
Sadness-
Falling Stars-
Interview-
* Magnetic (Luxembourgian) MRCD 131   Ornette Coleman - Live At The Tivoli '65

Ornette Coleman Trio

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums, glockenspiel) Frank Wolff (producer)
"Gyllene Cirkeln", Stockholm, Sweden, December 3, 1965
tk.1The Blessingrejected
tk.2Dee Dee-
tk.3Faces And Placesunissued
1691 tk.4AntiquesBlue Note BLP 4225
tk.5Dawnrejected
tk.6European Echoes-
tk.7The Riddleunissued
1692 tk.8Morning SongBlue Note BLP 4225
tk.9Snowflakes And Sunshinerejected
tk.10Dee Dee-
1693 tk.11DawnBlue Note BLP 4224
* Blue Note BLP 4225, BST 84225, CDP 7 84225 2   The Ornette Coleman Trio At The "Golden Circle" Stockholm, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 4224, BST 84224, CDP 7 84224 2   The Ornette Coleman Trio At The "Golden Circle" Stockholm, Vol. 1

Ornette Coleman Trio

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums, glockenspiel) Frank Wolff (producer): same personnel
"Gyllene Cirkeln", Stockholm, Sweden, afternoon set, December 4, 1965
tk.12Dee Deerejected
tk.13Faces And Places-
1694 tk.14European EchoesBlue Note BLP 4224, BST 89904
tk.15Dawnunissued
tk.16The Riddlerejected
tk.17Snowflakes And Sunshine-
tk.18Morning Songunissued
tk.19Antiquesrejected
tk.20The Clergyman (Clergyman's Dream)-
* Blue Note BLP 4224, BST 84224, CDP 7 84224 2   The Ornette Coleman Trio At The "Golden Circle" Stockholm, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BST 89904   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1959-1969
= Blue Note BN-LA160-G2   Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 3

Ornette Coleman Trio

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums, glockenspiel) Frank Wolff (producer): same personnel
"Gyllene Cirkeln", Stockholm, Sweden, evening set, December 4, 1965
tk.21Dawnrejected
tk.22Dee Deeunissued
tk.23Faces And Placesrejected
tk.24European Echoes-
1695 tk.25The RiddleBlue Note BLP 4225
tk.26Antiquesunissued
1696 tk.27Dee DeeBlue Note BLP 4224
1697 tk.28Snowflakes And SunshineBlue Note BLP 4225
1698 tk.29Faces And PlacesBlue Note BLP 4224
tk.30Morning Songunissued
tk.32European Echoes-
tk.33Dee Dee-
* Blue Note BLP 4225, BST 84225, CDP 7 84225 2   The Ornette Coleman Trio At The "Golden Circle" Stockholm, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 4224, BST 84224, CDP 7 84224 2   The Ornette Coleman Trio At The "Golden Circle" Stockholm, Vol. 1

1966

Ornette Coleman Trio

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums)
Paris, France, early 1966
JanuaryJazz Atmosphere IRI 5006
Sortie Le Conqard-
Dans La Neige-
The Changes-
Better Get Yourself Another Self-
The Duel-Two Psychic Lovers And Eating Time-
The Lovers And The Alchemist (The Mis-Used Blues)Jazz Atmosphere IRI 5007
The Poet-
Wedding Day And Fuzz-
Fuzz / Feast / Breakout / European Echoes / Alone And The Arrest-
* Jazz Atmosphere IRI 5006   Ornette Coleman - Who's Crazy, Vol. 1
= Affinity (E) AFFD 102   Ornette Coleman - Who's Crazy
* Jazz Atmosphere IRI 5007   Ornette Coleman - Who's Crazy, Vol. 2
= Affinity (E) AFFD 102   Ornette Coleman - Who's Crazy

Ornette Coleman Trio

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums): same personnel
Copenhagen, Denmark, April 7, 1966
Lonely WomanBEAT 1
Falling Stars-
Clergyman's Dream-
* BEAT 1   Ornette Coleman - Lonely Woman Trio '66

Ornette Coleman Trio

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 FoxholeBlue Note BLP 4246
1781 tk.2Freeway Express-
1782 tk.5Zig Zag-
1783 tk.8Faithful-
1784 tk.9Sound Gravitations-
1785 tk.12Good Old Days-
* Blue Note BLP 4246, BST 84246, B1-28982   Ornette Coleman - The Empty Foxhole

Ornette Coleman Trio

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums, vibraphone)
NYC, 1966
Faces And PlacesVap (J) VPLR 70353
Sadness-
Morning Song-
Bass Improvisation I-
Morning Song (alt. take)-
Bass Improvisation II-
Alone And Arrest-
European Echoes-
European Echoes (alt. take)-
* Vap (J) VPLR 70353   Ornette Coleman Trio

1967

Ornette Coleman Quartet

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charlie Haden, David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums)
"Village Theatre", NYC, March 17, 1967
The Little Symphonyunissued
Just For You-
A Capella For Three Wise Men And A Saint-
Buddha Lives-
Love And Sex-
Atavism-
European Echoes-

The Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

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 SoundsRCA Victor LPM 2982
* RCA Victor LPM 2982, LSP 2982   The Music Of Ornette Coleman

Jackie McLean Quintet

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 GospelBlue Note BLP 4262
1865 tk.9Strange As It Seems-
1866 tk.10Lifetime: Offspring / Midway / Vernzone / The Inevitable End-
* Blue Note BLP 4262, BST 84262   Jackie McLean - New And Old Gospel

The Chamber Symphony Of Philadelphia Quartet

Stuart Canin, William Steck (violin) Carlton Cooley (viola) William Stokking (cello) Ornette Coleman (supervisor)
NYC, March 31, 1967
URA1-1494Space FlightRCA Victor LPM 2982
URA1-1495Saints And Soldiers-
* RCA Victor LPM 2982, LSP 2982   The Music Of Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman Quartet

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charlie Haden, David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums)
"St. Peter's Lutheran Church", NYC, July 21, 1967
Holiday For A GraveyardFlying Dutchman FDS-104
* Flying Dutchman FDS-104   Bob Thiele Emergency - Head Start

1968

Ornette Coleman Quartet

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charlie Haden, David Izenzon (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums)
"Teatro Lirico", Milan, Italy, February 5, 1968
TuttiJazz Up (It) JU 310; Moon (It) MCD 044-2
Three Wisemen And The Saint-
New York-
* Jazz Up (It) JU 310   Ornette Coleman - Live In Milano 1968
* Moon (It) MCD 044-2   Ornette Coleman - Languages

Ornette Coleman Quartet

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, shanai) Charlie Haden, David Izenzon (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums)
Rome, Italy, February 8, 1968
Lonely WomanPassport (It) LPPS 11.116
Mousieur Le Prince-
Forgotten Children-
Buddah Blues-
* Passport (It) LPPS 11.116; Joker (J) UPS 2061   The Unprecedented Music Of Ornette Coleman

Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band

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.)Apple SAPCOR 17
Sunriseunissued
Forgotten Children-
Long Time No See-
Lonely Woman-
Hight Abhbury-
Buddha Blues-
* Apple SAPCOR 17   Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band

Ornette Coleman Quartet

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 CommercialBlue Note BST 84287
tk.7Love Call (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 84356 2
3000 tk.8The Garden Of SoulsBlue Note BST 84287
3001 tk.12Open To The PublicBlue Note BST 84356
3002 tk.14/15Toy DanceBlue Note BST 84287
3003 tk.16Check Out Time (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 84356 2
3004 tk.18AirborneBlue Note BST 84356
tk.19Broadway Blues (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 84287 2
* Blue Note BST 84287, CDP 7 84287 2   Ornette Coleman - New York Is Now!, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BST 84356, CDP 7 84356 2   Ornette Coleman - Love Call

Ornette Coleman Quartet

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, violin) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Elvin Jones (drums): same personnel
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, May 7, 1968
3018 tk.4Love CallBlue Note BST 84356
3019 tk.5Round TripBlue Note BST 84287
3017 tk.7Just For YouBlue Note CDP 7 84356 2
3016 tk.12/16Broadway BluesBlue Note BST 84287
tk.13Check Out TimeBlue Note BST 84356
tk.14The Garden Of SoulsBlue Note BST 84287
* Blue Note BST 84356, CDP 7 84356 2   Ornette Coleman - Love Call
* Blue Note BST 84287, CDP 7 84287 2   Ornette Coleman - New York Is Now!, Vol. 1

Ornette Coleman Quartet

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass) Denardo Coleman (drums)
NYC, July 16, 1968
C.O.D.Impulse! AS 9178
Rainbows-
New York-
Bells And Chimes-
* Impulse! AS 9178   Ornette Coleman - Ornette At 12

1969

Ornette Coleman Quintet

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 ShadowsImpulse! AS 9187
Comme It Faut-
Song For Che-
Space Jungle-
Trouble In The East-
Whom Do You Work Forunissued
The Anthem-
* Impulse! AS 9187   Ornette Coleman - Crisis

Ornette Coleman Sextet

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 MoonImpulse! 45-275
91046Growing Up-
* Impulse! 45-275   Ornette Coleman - Man On The Moon / Growing Up

Ornette Coleman Quartet

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 BeMoon (It) MLP 022-1
Space Jungle-
Song For Che-
Broken Shadows-
Countdown-
* Moon (It) MLP 022-1, MCD 022-2   Ornette Coleman - Broken Shadows

1970 (age 40)

Ornette Coleman Quintet

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums)
NYC, early 1970
Ornette's Suite, Part 1Jazz Anthology (F) JA 5248
Ornette's Suite, Part 2-
* Jazz Anthology (F) JA 5248   Ornette Coleman - Starting The Case

Ornette Coleman Quartet

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 NeighborsFlying Dutchman FDS-123
2.--
3.Long Time No See-
4.Let's Play-
5.Forgotten Songs-
6.Tomorrow-
* Flying Dutchman FDS-123   Ornette Coleman - Friends And Neighbors

Louis Armstrong And His Friends

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 OvercomeFlying Dutchman AM-12009
Give Peace A Chance-
* Flying Dutchman AM-12009   Louis Armstrong And His Friends

1971

Alice Coltrane Trio With Strings

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 ConsciousnessImpulse! AS 9210
Oh, AllahImpulse! AS 9210, AS 9232-2
* Impulse! AS 9210, 314 589 514-2   Alice Coltrane - Universal Consciousness
* Impulse! AS 9232-2   Alice Coltrane - Reflection On Creation And Space

Alice Coltrane Quintet With Strings

John Blair, Julius Brand, Leroy Jenkins, Joan Kalish (violin) Alice Coltrane (organ, harp, string arranger) Tulsi (tambura) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Jack DeJohnette, Clifford Jarvis (drums) Ornette Coleman (transcriber): add Tulsi (tambura) Clifford Jarvis (drums)
Generation Sound Studios, NYC, April 6 or May 14, 1971
Hare KrishnaImpulse! AS 9210
* Impulse! AS 9210, 314 589 514-2   Alice Coltrane - Universal Consciousness

Ornette Coleman Septet

Don Cherry (pocket trumpet -1/7) Bobby Bradford (trumpet -1/4,8/10) Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone -1/4,8/10) Charlie Haden (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums -1/4,8/10) Billy Higgins (drums -1/7)
Columbia Studio E, NYC, September 9, 1971
1. CO112012Happy HouseColumbia FC 38029
2. CO112013Broken Shadows-
3. CO112014Written Wordunissued
4. CO112015ElizabethColumbia FC 38029
5. CO112016Civilization DayColumbia KC 31061
6. CO112017Country Town BluesColumbia FC 38029
7. CO112018Street WomanColumbia KC 31061
8. CO112019School WorkColumbia FC 38029
9. CO112020The Jungle Is A SkyscraperColumbia KC 31061
10. CO112021Law Years-
* Columbia FC 38029   Ornette Coleman - Broken Shadows
* Columbia KC 31061   Ornette Coleman - Science Fiction

Ornette Coleman Septet

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
CO112022What Reason Could I Giveunissued
CO112023All My Life-
CO112024Science FictionColumbia KC 31061
CO112025Light Houseunissued
* Columbia KC 31061   Ornette Coleman - Science Fiction

Ornette Coleman Septet

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 GiveColumbia KC 31061
All My Life-
Rock The Clock-
* Columbia KC 31061   Ornette Coleman - Science Fiction

Ornette Coleman Quartet

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone, musette) Charlie Haden (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums)
Belgrade, Yugoslavia, November 2, 1971
AnnouncementJazz Door (G) JD 12112
Street Woman-
Whom Do You Work For-
Written Word-
Song For Che-
Rock The Clock-
* Jazz Door (G) JD 12112   Ornette Coleman - The Belgrade Concert

Ornette Coleman Quartet

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 WomanUnique Jazz UJ 13
Song For Che-
Whom Do You Work For-
Rock The Clock-
Written Word-
* Unique Jazz UJ 13   Ornette Coleman - European Concert

Ornette Coleman Quartet

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone, musette) Charlie Haden (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums): same personnel
Paris, France, late 1971
Second FictionTrio (J) PA-7169/70
Summer-Thang-
14 Juillet-
Fantasy 77-
Reminiscence-
All Day Affair-
Silhouette-
* Trio (J) PA-7169/70   Ornette Coleman - Paris Concert

1972

Ornette Coleman Quartet With London Symphony Orchestra

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 AmericaColumbia KC 31562
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-
* Columbia KC 31562   Ornette Coleman - Skies Of America

Ornette Coleman Sextet

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano -1,2) Jim Hall (guitar -1,2) Charlie Haden (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums)
Columbia Studios, NYC, September 7, 1972
1.Good Girl Bluesrejected
2.Is It Forever-
3.Rubber GlovesColumbia FC 38029
* Columbia FC 38029   Ornette Coleman - Broken Shadows

Ornette Coleman Sextet

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 BluesColumbia FC 38029
Is It Forever-
* Columbia FC 38029   Ornette Coleman - Broken Shadows

Ornette Coleman Quintet

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 ThemeJ For Jazz JFJ 803
Rack Jimping Roy-
Starting The Case-
Involvement-
Protest-
* J For Jazz JFJ 803   Ornette Coleman Broadcasts

1973

Ornette Coleman With The Master Musicians Of Jajouka

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 SunriseA&M/Horizon SP-722
Midnight Sunrise (alt. take)A&M 314 543 519-2
Music From The CaveHorizon unissued
Other Untitled Originals-
* A&M/Horizon SP-722; A&M 314 543 519-2   Ornette Coleman - Dancing In Your Head

Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) and others
1973
unknown titleSub Rose/Sub CD 006
* Sub Rose/Sub CD 006   William S. Burroughs/Ornette Coleman - Break Through In Grey Room: Ornette Coleman And Musicians Of Jajouka

1974

Ornette Coleman Quartet

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) James "Blood" Ulmer (guitar) Norris Sirone Jones (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
NYC, spring 1974
TuttiCraws no number
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-
* Craws no number   Ornette Coleman In Concert

Ornette Coleman Quartet

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) James "Blood" Ulmer (guitar) Norris Sirone Jones (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same personnel
Italy, 1974
unknown titleBAT 2, 3, 4
Tutti-
Lonely Woman-
Something To Listen To-
Bells And Chimes-
Comme Il Faut-
What Reason Could I Give-
Love Call-
* BAT 2, 3, 4   Ornette Coleman - Lonely Woman Quartet '74

1975

Claude Nougaro

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Maurice Vander (piano) Luigi Trussardi (bass) Charles Bellonzi (drums) Claude Nougaro (vocals)
Paris, France, December, 1975
GloriaBarclay (F) 90025
* Barclay (F) 90025   Claude Nougaro - Nougaro Chante Les Grands Du Jazz

1976

Charlie Haden - Ornette Coleman Duo

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass)
Generation Sound Studios, NYC, March 21, 1976
O.C.A&M/Horizon SP-710
* A&M/Horizon SP-710   Charlie Haden - Closeness

Charlie Haden - Ornette Coleman Duo

Ornette Coleman (trumpet) Charlie Haden (bass)
Generation Sound Studios, NYC, December 19, 1976
The Golden NumberA&M/Horizon SP-727
* A&M/Horizon SP-727   Charlie Haden - The Golden Number

Ornette Coleman And Prime Time

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charles Ellerbee, Bern Nix (guitar) Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass) Ronald Shannon Jackson (drums)
Paris, France, December 19, 1976
Voice PoetryArtists House AH 1
Home Grown-
Macho Woman-
Fou Amour-
European Echoes-
* Artists House AH 1, AH 9401   Ornette Coleman - Body Meta

Ornette Coleman And Prime Time

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)A&M/Horizon SP-722
Theme From A Symphony (variation 2)-
* A&M/Horizon SP-722; A&M 314 543 519-2   Ornette Coleman - Dancing In Your Head

1977

Charlie Haden - Ornette Coleman Duo

Ornette Coleman (tenor saxophone, trumpet) Charlie Haden (bass)
The Hit Factory, NYC, January 30, 1977
Mary Hartman, Mary HartmanArtists House AH 6
Human Being-
Soap Suds-
Sex Spy-
Some Day-
* Artists House AH 6, AH 9406   Ornette - Soapsuds, Soapsuds

1978

James "Blood" Ulmer Quartet

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) James "Blood" Ulmer (guitar) Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass) Denardo Coleman (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 5, 1978
Theme From Captain BlackArtists House AH 7
Moons Shine-
Morning Bride-
Revelation March-
Woman Coming-
Nothing To Say-
Arena-
Revealing-
* Artists House AH 7, AH 9407   James "Blood" Ulmer - Tales Of Captain Black

1979

Ornette Coleman And Prime Time

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) Charles Ellerbee, Bern Nix (guitar) Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass) Denardo Coleman, Calvin Weston (drums)
NYC, April 25, 1979
Sleep TalkAntilles AN 2001
Jump Street-
Him And Her-
Air Ship-
What Is The Name Of That Song-
Job Mob-
Love Words-
Times Square-
* Antilles AN 2001   Ornette Coleman - Of Human Feelings

1984 (age 54)

Jamaaladeen Tacuma Quartet

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charles Ellerbee (guitar) Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass) Ron Hoverton (percussion)
NYC, 1984
Dancing In Your HeadGramavision GR 8303
* Gramavision GR 8303   Jamaaladeen Tacuma - Renaissance Man

1985

Pat Metheny - Ornette Coleman Quintet

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 XGeffen GEFD 924086 2
2.Mob Job-
3.Endangered Species-
4.Video Games-
5.Kathelin Gray-
6.Trigonometry-
7.Song X Duo-
8.Long Time No See-
* Geffen GEFD 924086 2   Pat Metheny/Ornette Coleman - Song X

Gregory Gelman Ensemble

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 DesignCaravan Of Dreams CDP 85002
* Caravan Of Dreams CDP 85002   Ornette Coleman - Prime Design, Time Design

Ornette Coleman And Prime Time

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 KnowCaravan Of Dreams CDP 85001
Harmolodic-Bebop-
Sex Spy-
City Living-
See-Thru-
Compute-
* Caravan Of Dreams CDP 85001   Ornette Coleman - Opening The Caravan Of Dreams

Jamaaladeen Tacuma Sextet

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'Gramavision 18 8310 1
Jet Set-
About The Money-
All Things Most Change-
Be My Girl-
Take It To The Top-
All My Love-
Energize Me-
* Gramavision 18 8310 1   Jamaaladeen Tacuma - So Tranquilizin'

1987

Ornette Coleman And Prime Time

Ornette Coleman (alto, tenor saxophone) Charles Ellerbee, Bern Nix (guitar) Al MacDowell, Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass) Denardo Coleman, Calvin Weston (drums)
NYC, February, 1987
Music NewsCaravan Of Dreams CDP 85008
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-
* Caravan Of Dreams CDP 85008   Ornette Coleman - In All Languages

Ornette Coleman Quartet

Don Cherry (cornet) Ornette Coleman (alto, tenor saxophone) Charlie Haden (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
NYC, February, 1987
Peace WarriorsCaravan Of Dreams CDP 85008
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-
* Caravan Of Dreams CDP 85008   Ornette Coleman - In All Languages

Ornette Coleman And Prime Time With Jerry Garcia

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 WishesPortrait PRT 44301
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-
* Portrait PRT 44301; Columbia RK 44301   Ornette Coleman - Virgin Beauty

1988

Ornette Coleman And Prime Time

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 XRepertoire (G) RR 4905-CC
Music News-
Chanting-
Honeymoon-
Realing The Feeling-
Singing In The Shower-
Dancing In Your Head-
Bourgeoise Boogie-
* Repertoire (G) RR 4905-CC   Ornette Coleman - Jazzbuhne Berlin '85, Vol. 5

Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) Pat Metheny (guitar, composer) and others
Festival International De Jazz De Montreal, Canada, July 7, 1988
unknown titleno label no number
* no label no number   Ornette Coleman/Pat Metheny - Festival International Du Jazz Du Montreal 1988

1990 (age 60)

Al MacDowell Quintet

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 TomorrowGramavision R2 79450
* Gramavision R2 79450   Al MacDowell - Time Peace

1991

Howard Shore And The London Philharmonic Orchestra

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

1995

Yochk'o Seffer

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Yochk'o Seffer (saxophones) Debora Seffer (violin) Didier Levallet (bass) Tony Marsh (drums)
November, 1995
Lonely WomanEmen 500 822
Invisible-
The Blessing-
Bird Food-
Chippie-
Angel Voice-
Jayne-
Denise K-
Still Something Else-
Call Me Man-
* Emen 500 822   Yochk'o Seffer - Ornette For Ever

Geri Allen Trio/Duo/Solo

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Geri Allen (piano)
Clinton Recording Studios, NYC, December 14 & 15, 1995, March 1, 1996
Vertical Flowingsomethin'else (J) TOCJ-5589
same session
The Eyes Have It-
* somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5589; Blue Note 7243 8 38297 2 9   Geri Allen - Eyes... In The Back Of Your Head

Ornette Coleman And Prime Time

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 BluesVerve-Harmolodic 527483-2
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-
* Verve-Harmolodic 527483-2   Ornette Coleman - Tone Dialing

1996

Ornette Coleman - Joachim Kuhn Duo

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin) Joachim Kuhn (piano)
live in Dresden, West Germany, August 31, 1996
FaxingVerve-Harmolodic 537789-2
House Of Stained Glass-
Refills-
Story Writing-
Three Way To One-
Passion Cultures-
Night Plans-
Cyber Cyber-
* Verve-Harmolodic 537789-2   Ornette Coleman/Joachim Kuhn - Colors

Ornette Coleman Quartet

Ornette Coleman (saxophones, trumpet, violin) Geri Allen (piano) Charnett Moffett (bass) Denardo Coleman (drums) Lauren Kinhan, Chris Walker (vocals)
NYC, 1996
Sound MuseumVerve-Harmolodic 531657-2
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-
omit Kinhan, Walker
Sound MuseumVerve-Harmolodic 531914-2
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-
* Verve-Harmolodic 531657-2   Ornette Coleman - Sound Museum: Three Women
* Verve-Harmolodic 531914-2   Ornette Coleman - Sound Museum: Hidden Man

1997

Rolf Kuhn And Friends With Ornette Coleman

Rolf Kuhn (clarinet) Ornette Coleman (saxophones)
January, 1997
The Vertical CircleIntuition (G) INT 3211 2
* Intuition (G) INT 3211 2   Rolf Kuhn/Ornette Coleman - Affairs

2000 (age 70)

Joe Henry

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 NationMammoth MR 65507-2
Stop-
Mean Flower-
Struck-
Rough And Tumble-
Lock And Key-
Nico Lost One Small Buddha-
Cold Enough To Cross-
Edgar Bergen-
Scar-
* Mammoth MR 65507-2   Joe Henry - Scar