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Free Jazz is Fun!,
This review is from: Change Of The Century (Audio CD)
This album is irresistible. Having owned only one Coleman album before (Shape of Jazz to Come), I purchased my second without apprehension. I'm pleased to report my confidence in Coleman has been vindicated. Of particular note (aside from the frontman) is Charlie Haden and his terrifically original bass style: the tempo of his solo in Ramblin' might sound less out of place in a folk band, but it really works here too. Coleman's music is so different to what preceded it and yet, unlike much groundbreaking music, it's incredibly easy on the ear. It really is a joy to listen to and there can be no questioning of the technical abilities of all involved.
Coleman's riffs are insanely catchy, as are Haden's bass lines. Exciting stuff.