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To Whom Keeps a Record [CD]

Ornette Coleman Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (30 Oct 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Water Records
  • ASIN: B000HEWFT8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 588,449 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Music Always 5:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Brings Goodness 6:390.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. To Us 4:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. All 4:300.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Blues Connotation 5:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Some Other 7:230.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Motive For Its Use 5:410.79  Buy MP3 

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A little-known Ornette Coleman classic. 24 Feb 2012
By Jazzrook TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This Ornette Coleman album was originally issued in Japan in 1975 and, although a collection of oddments from the great altoist's ATLANTIC recordings in 1959 & 1960, the music is of a very high quality. One of the quartet tracks was recorded in Hollywood on October 8, 1959 and features drummer Billy Higgins who's replaced by Ed Blackwell on two sessions recorded in New York City during July, 1960.
Ornette's quartet of Don Cherry(trumpet), Charlie Haden(bass) & Ed Blackwell(drums) were playing six nights a week at the Five Spot at this time so the empathy was high and everyone's in superb form.
The seven track titles are derived from Ornette's philosophy: "Music always/brings goodness/to us/all/unless one has/some other/motive for its use".
All in all, this little-known album is full of joyous, passionate music and deserves to be in every Ornette Coleman collection alongside his other ATLANTIC classics.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic from Coleman & company! 2 Jan 2007
By squarehawk2 - Published on
Format:Audio CD
Despite being released in 1975 (and in Japan ONLY) with a crazy cover, this isn't a Prime Time recording. It actually dates from 2 Atlantic sessions between 1959-1960 featuring Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, Billy Higgins and Ed Blackwell (Blackwell replaced Higgins in the 1960 sessions). The first portion was recorded during the same studio period of "Change Of The Century" and the rest was done shortly after "This Is Our Music" recordings. The titles themselves were only given by Coleman just before the record was released.

But all this info. can be discovered in the sleeve notes. What makes this all worth while is hearing the music flow out of the speakers and into ears with tremendous joy. Whether you like Ornette's free jazz funk or classic style, check it out. It will not disappoint.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Go Ornette! 25 April 2007
By Grigory's Girl - Published on
Format:Audio CD
This album is from the great Atlantic sessions. It was recorded in 1960 or so, and it wasn't released until 1975, yet, it still sounds fresh and as innovative today as it did in 1960. Coleman was still ahead of his time in 1975. This album was only released in Japan, but is now available on import or as part of the amazing Beauty is a Rare Thing: The Complete Atlantic Sessions. The music is wonderful as usual. Another thing I love about this album is the song titles form the following...

Music always brings goodness to us all. PS Unless one has some other motive for its use...
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful music, but not unpublished 1 April 2007
By massimo pulleghini - Published on
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this wonderful music must be in every shelf you dedicate to the stellar free jazz, but be careful: it's not brand new. these are pieces which ornette, don cherry, charlie haden, billy higgins, scott lafaro, ed blackwell recorded between 1959 and 1960. this cd was released solely in japan in 1975, resemblin' "art of the improvisers" and "twins". now, if you haven't got these cd's yet (i can't believe it!), you must buy this one. what i can is giving you my advice: buy every thing you can find by ornette coleman. bad recordings by him simply don't exist (when will someone reprint "in all languages"?)
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