Live in Paris 1971 (Digipack Edition)
Ornette Coleman (as, tp, vln), Dewey Redman (ts), Charlie Haden (b), Ed Blackwell (d)
One of the last remaining living legends of jazz, Ornette Coleman is still touring the world with his music. He remains as innovative and creative now as he was in the late 50s, when his unique sound first came on the scene. The splendid 1971 concert included on this CD presents Ornette with his celebrated quartet featuring Dewey Redman (with whom Coleman had first recorded in 1968), Charlie Haden (present on the classic 1958 Hillcrest Club sessions with Ornette, Don Cherry, Paul Bley and Billy Higgins and on many of Ornettes LPs recorded since that year) and Ed Blackwell (who first recorded with Ornette in 1960).
The Ornette Coleman Quartets Paris concert was part of the groups European tour that included performances in many countries. Some of these shows were privately recorded and later issued, like those in Belgrade on November 2, 1971, and Berlin on November 5, 1971. The exact date of the Paris concert remains unknown. Its only previous appearance on record was on a long-unavailable Japanese bootleg LP.
The superb concert included on this CD appears for the first time on CD and with splendid restored sound quality.
01. Street Woman (15:01)
02. Summer-Thang (11:10)
03. Silhouette (13:04)
04. Rock The Clock (14:36)
Total time: 53:51 min.
Originally issued in Japan as a double-LP set titled "Paris Concert" (Trio PA 7169/70).
Personnel: Ornette Coleman (as, tp, vln), Dewey Redman (ts), Charlie Haden (b) and Ed Blackwell (d). Recorded live in Paris, France, November 1971.