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Ornette Coleman
Beauty Is A Rare Thing (The Complete Atlantic Recordings)

Compil. US 1993 on Rhino Records label
Jazz (Hard-Bop, Free Jazz)

This six-CD set contains the entirely of Ornette Coleman's recorded output for the Atlantic label, including the contents of the following albums: The Shape Of Jazz To Come Change Of The Century This Is Our Music Free Jazz Ornette! Ornette On Tenor The Art Of The Improvisers Twins To Whom Who Keeps A Record Also included are six previously unreleased compositions (2-7, 2-9, 2-10, 2-12, 3-2, 5-1) and two selections from (composer) Gunther Schuller's Jazz Abstractions featuring Ornette Coleman on alto saxophone. 1-1 to 1-8 recorded on Friday, May 22, 1959; 9:30pm - 3:30am at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California. 1-9 to 2-1 recorded on Thursday, October 8, 1959; 3pm - 7pm at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California. 2-2 to 2-5 recorded on Friday, October 9, 1959; 2pm - 6pm at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California. 2-6 to 3-2 recorded on Tuesday, July 19, 1960; 8pm - 12pm at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City. 3-3 to 3-13 recorded on Tuesday, July 26, 1960; 6pm - 9pm & 10pm - 1am at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City. 4-1 to 4-3 recorded on Tuesday, August 2, 1960; 6pm - 9pm & 10pm - 1am at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City. 4-4 to 4-5 recorded on Wednesday, December 21, 1960; 8pm - 12:30am at A&R Studios, New York City 5-1 to 5-7 recorded on Tuesday, January 31, 1961; 3pm to 7:30pm at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City. 6-1 recorded on Wednesday, March 22, 1961 at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City. 6-2 to 6-6 recorded on Monday, March 27, 1961; 9pm - 1:30am at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City. 6-7 recorded on Monday, December 19, 1960 at A&R Studios, New York City. 6-8 recorded on Tuesday, December 20, 1960 at A&R Studios, New York City. Digitally remastered from the original stereo master tapes at Atlantic Studios, New York City, April / May 1993. A most heartfelt harmolodic thank you to Ornette Coleman who, with his music and his soul, has made the world a better place. This compilation ℗ 1993 Atlantic Recording Corp. © 1993 Rhino Records Inc. Released in three double-CD digi sleeves housed in a half box which fits into a hardcover discbox slider. Comes with a 68-page booklet with photographs, complete session notes, and liners.

PortraitOrnette Coleman as, 1930-2015 US
alto saxophone, alto sax, liner notes, notes of times, reflections, tenor saxophone, tenor sax, written by, album by
PortraitCharlie Haden b, 1937-2014 US
PortraitJimmy Garrison b, 1934-1976 US
PortraitScott LaFaro b, 1936-1961 US
PortraitYves Beauvais
compilation producer, liner notes, foreword, coleman and his titles
PortraitDon Cherry tr, cor, 1936-1995 US
cornet, liner notes, notes of times, trumpet, pocket
PortraitBilly Higgins dr, 1936-2001 US
PortraitEd Blackwell dr, 1929-1992 US
Mark Chapman g, GB
other, harmologician
The Contemporary String Quartet
PortraitEric Dolphy as, fl, bcl, 1928-1964 US
bass clarinet, flute, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, alto sax
PortraitFreddie Hubbard tr, 1938-2008 US
PortraitGunther Schuller frh, alp, 1925-2015 US
arranged by, conductor, written by
PortraitAlvin Brehm *1925
Joe Tekula vc,
Stick Evans
PortraitJim Hall g, 1930-2013 US
PortraitHarry Zaratzian vl, 1922-2013 US
PortraitCharles Libove vn, 1926-2008 US
Roland Vamos vl,
PortraitGeorge Duvivier b, 1920-1985 US
Robert DiDomenica fl, as,
PortraitBill Evans p, 1929-1980 US
PortraitEddie Costa vib, p, 1930-1962 US
Geoff Gans art direction
Brigid Pearson design
Robert Palmer liner notes
Bob Parent photography by
Herb Snitzer photography by
Jon Sievert photography by
Michael Ochs photography by
Ray Avery photography by
Lee Friedlander photography by, booklet cover photos
William Claxton photography by, slipcase photos
Nesuhi Ertegun producer
Stephen Innocenzi remastered by
Michael Mazzarella research, research assistance
John Lewis producer
Album Tracks   
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Focus On SanityOrnette Coleman6:49
2ChronologyOrnette Coleman6:04
3PeaceOrnette Coleman9:02
4CongenialityOrnette Coleman6:44
5Lonely WomanOrnette Coleman4:57
6Monk And The NunOrnette Coleman5:53
7Just For YouOrnette Coleman3:51
8EventuallyOrnette Coleman4:20
9Una Muy BonitaOrnette Coleman5:59
10Bird FoodOrnette Coleman5:28
11Change Of The CenturyOrnette Coleman4:41
12Music AlwaysOrnette Coleman5:29
13The Face Of The BassOrnette Coleman6:55
14ForerunnerOrnette Coleman5:13
15FreeOrnette Coleman6:20
16The Circle With A Hole In The MiddleOrnette Coleman4:52
17Ramblin'Ornette Coleman6:35
18Little SymphonyOrnette Coleman5:14
19The Tribes Of New YorkOrnette Coleman4:33
20KaleidoscopeOrnette Coleman6:34
21Rise And ShineOrnette Coleman6:11
22Mr. And Mrs. PeopleOrnette Coleman4:40
23Blues ConnotationOrnette Coleman5:17
24I Heard It Over The RadioOrnette Coleman6:24
25P.S. Unless One Has (Blues Connotation No. 2)Ornette Coleman5:53
26Revolving DoorsOrnette Coleman4:26
27Brings GoodnessOrnette Coleman6:38
28Joy Of A ToyOrnette Coleman4:55
29To UsOrnette Coleman4:32
30Humpty DumptyOrnette Coleman5:21
31The Fifth Of BeethovenOrnette Coleman6:37
32Motive For Its UseOrnette Coleman5:39
33Moon InhabitantsOrnette Coleman4:31
34The Legend Of BebopOrnette Coleman7:15
35Some OtherOrnette Coleman7:20
36Embraceable YouOrnette ColemanGeorge & Ira Gershwin4:55
37AllOrnette Coleman4:30
38Folk TaleOrnette Coleman4:47
39PoiseOrnette Coleman4:37
40Beauty Is A Rare ThingOrnette Coleman7:13
41First TakeOrnette Coleman17:03
42Free JazzOrnette Coleman37:03
43Proof ReadersOrnette Coleman10:25
44W.R.U.Ornette Coleman16:24
45Check UpOrnette Coleman10:10
46T. & T.Ornette Coleman4:35
47C. & D.Ornette Coleman13:10
48R.P.D.D.Ornette Coleman9:38
49The Alchemy Of Scott LaFaroOrnette Coleman9:50
50E O SOrnette Coleman6:35
51 EnfantOrnette Coleman6:26
52 EcarsOrnette Coleman7:35
53 Cross BreedingOrnette Coleman11:17
54 Harlem's ManhattanOrnette Coleman8:10
55 MapaOrnette Coleman9:05
56 AbstractionOrnette ColemanGunther Schuller4:07
57 Variants On A Theme Of Thelonious Monk (Criss-Cross): Variant I / Variant II / Variant III / Variant IVOrnette ColemanGunther Schuller15:22

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