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Live at the Golden Circle vol.1 -- a review,
This review is from: The Ornette Coleman Trio At the Golden Circle, Vol. 1 (Audio CD)
Love him or hate him - genius or chump ? You just can't ignore Ornette Coleman and the influence this man has had on modern jazz.Even if the whole free jazz movement leaves you uninterested,confused or just plain bored you should at least give this album a chance to work it's way into your subconcious and give you an appreciation of Mr Coleman.
This album hears him live at the Golden Circle in Stockholm - Sweden and he is in rare form indeed.The club atmosphere is good and so is the live sound (especially for 1960).
European echos is the pick of the album for me which is simplicity in itself.The piece has a simple waltz like melody which Ornette bases his subtle but effective improvisations around and achieves complexity and simplicity all in the same piece.
This is ground breaking music that deserves to be listened to and appreciated for what it did for improvised music for decades to come.
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Initial post: 22 May 2013 06:20:51 BDT
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Mr. Malcolm J. Greaves says:
I well remember buying the original Blue Note lp around the time of it`s original release, I now realise I wasn`t ready for the shock of the new. Many years later I played it again and I was ready. There have been great artists in jazz who have left our music with a greater sense of freedom in expression and composition than they found it, Louis Armstrong in 20's Charlie Parker in the 40's and Ornette Coleman in the 60's. Even today, decades after it's original release, this album has a searching almost raw emotion unlike anything that is happening today. BUY IT, listen to it with an open mind. I do not know who or what will take jazz to its next level of development, but it hasn't happened yet.
Malcolm J Greaves-stroudfm.co.uk-Jazz Presenter
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