Ornette Coleman Complete Live at The Hillcrest Club 1958

Complete Live at The Hillcrest Club is a live album by Ornette Coleman.

It was recorded at The Hillcrest Club in Los Angeles in October 1958.

Playing on the album are:

Ornette Coleman – alto sax
Don Cherry – trumpet
Paul Bley – piano
Charlie Haden – bass
Billy Higgins – drums

Ornette Coleman Complete Hilcrest Club

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Songs On Ornette Coleman Complete Live at The Hillcrest Club

Klactoveesedstene – 12:07
I Remember Harlem – 3:52
The Blessing – 9:38
Free – 5:39
Ramblin’ – 14:29
How Deep Is The Ocean? – 4:35
When Will The Blues Leave? – 14:06
Crossroads – 1:55

I recognise that Ornette Coleman is an important pioneer for free jazz but, like modern art, I don’t get it. For some reason, I seem to be happy with guitars noodling away without a clear melody or direction in blues rock but I can’t accept the loss of melody and swing in jazz.

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