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  • Audio CD (1 April 2016)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Fivefour
  • ASIN: B008PDRO4E
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 178,479 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc: 1

  1. Chappaqua suite part i
  2. Chappaqua suite part ii
  3. Chappaqua suite part iii
  4. Chappaqua suite part iv

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"I didn't need to worry about keys, chords and melody if I had that emotion that brought tears and laughter to people's hearts." Ornette Coleman Originally commissioned by director Conrad Rooks for his a semi-autobiographic fable of drug addiction, film Chappaqua (1965), saxophonist Ornette Coleman s startlingly beautiful music was not in fact used on the final soundtrack (replaced by a Ravi Shankar score). Instead, Columbia Records released it as a double-album without promotion, and one of Coleman s most haunting recordings was soon out of print. Subsequent re-issues have been sporadic; in small, hard-to-find editions. Chappaqua Suite was the first recording to feature Coleman s trio with David Izenson on bass and drummer Charles Moffett. It was also his first recording with an 11 piece studio orchestra (arranged and conducted by Joseph Tekula). Saxophonist Pharoah Sanders is featured on Part Four of the suite. Coleman actually appears briefly in the film. William S. Burroughs has a featured role.

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Originally issued by CBS as a double-LP this was intended as a soundtrack for the film Chappaqua but its American director, Conrad Rooks, found the powerful music too much of a distraction and, instead, used a score by Ravi Shankar. Ornette Coleman's dramatic score was recorded on June 15, 16 & 17, 1965 with Coleman(alto sax & trumpet), Pharoah Sanders(tenor sax), David Izenzon(bass), Charles Moffett(drums) plus 11 brass, woodwind and strings directed by Joseph Tekula.
The four parts of 'Chappaqua Suite' stand up well on their own and provide a fascinating contrast between Coleman's brilliant jazz playing and his more formal work.
Long unavailable, FIVEFOUR records are to be congratulated for reissuing 'Chappaqua Suite' which is a valuable addition to any Ornette Coleman collection.
Hopefully, FIVEFOUR will one day reissue Ornette's 1966 film soundtrack 'Who's Crazy' last seen as a double-LP on AFFINITY(AFF 102).
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8b626018) out of 5 stars 1 review
HASH(0x8b626e04) out of 5 stars You'll love Ornette & Co. - the extra guys can hit the bricks 13 Jun. 2016
By Eric B. Losin - Published on Amazon.com
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This could very well be my favorite Ornette Coleman discs but there's just one hitch. Yes, the interplay is incredible and these 18-21 minute extended forays smoke with intensity but the 11 piece band that accompanies the musicians here is intrusive and bothersome. I'm on my second listen through and I'm training my ears to block them out - it's not easy. What's worse is that the band may drop out for 1-2 minutes at times leaving you to REALLY enjoy the music only to have them chime right back in.

I'm not sure what the point of the extra musicians is - you've got some of the best jazz ever recorded by one of the best trios ever - this is like pouring cough medicine on a perfectly cooked steak.

Right now I'm working on building a time machine, the point of which is to go back and find some union violation that would prevent those 11 extra musicians from making it to the studio.
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