- Performer:Ornette Coleman Double Quartet / Ornette Coleman
- Title:Free Jazz
- Style:Avant-Garde Jazz,Free Jazz,Jazz Instrument,Saxophone Jazz
- Date of release:September, 1961
- Recording date:December 21, 1960
- Size FLAC version1166 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1902 megabytes
- Size WMA version1810 megabytes
- Formats:DTS AA WMA AU APE DMF
Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation is the sixth album by jazz saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman, released on Atlantic Records in 1961, his fourth for the label. Its title established the name of the then-nascent free jazz movement. The recording session took place on December 21, 1960, at A&R Studios in New York City. The sole outtake from the album session, "First Take," was later released on the 1971 compilation Twins.
Both Free Jazz and First Take were recorded in single uninterrupted takes of 37 minutes, 3 seconds, and 17 minutes, respectively. Eric Dolphy appears by arrangement with Prestige Records. Freddie Hubbard appears by arrangement with Blue Note Records.
Artist: Ornette Coleman Double Quartet. Free Jazz: Best 1 songs. Ornette Coleman Double Quartet - Free Jazz (Part 2) 17:02. Artist: Ornette Coleman Double Quartet.
Ornette Coleman's music had already been tagged "free," but this album took the term to a whole new level.
Free Jazz Medley: Free Jazz Part 1, Free Jazz Part 2 - The Ornette Coleman Double Quartet. Free Jazz (Part 1 & 2) - The Ornette Coleman Double Quartet.
CreditsEd Blackwell - Guest Artist
Don Cherry - Guest Artist
Ornette Coleman - Composer, Primary Artist
Ornette Coleman Double Quartet - Primary Artist
Eric Dolphy - Guest Artist
Tom Dowd - Engineer
Nesuhi Ertegun - Producer
Charlie Haden - Guest Artist
Billy Higgins - Guest Artist
Freddie Hubbard - Guest Artist
Scott LaFaro - Guest Artist
|1||Free Jazz Ornette Coleman||Ornette Coleman / Ornette Coleman Double Quartet||37:03|
|2||First Take Ornette Coleman||Ornette Coleman / Ornette Coleman Double Quartet||17:06|