Ornette Coleman : This is Our Music

Ornette Coleman : This is Our Music


Ornette Coleman (tenor sax), Don Cherry (trumpet), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)

Atlantic 1353

Rhino Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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A1 - Blues Connotation
A2 - Beauty Is A Rare Thing
A3 - Kaleidoscope
B1 - Embraceable You
B2 - Poise
B3 - Humpty Dumpty
B4 - Folk Tale

Recorded on July 19, 26 and August 2, 1960 at Atlantic Studios in New York City.

This Is Our Music is the fifth album by saxophonist Ornette Coleman, recorded in 1960 and released on Atlantic Records in 1961, his third for the label. It is the first with drummer Ed Blackwell replacing his predecessor Billy Higgins in the Coleman Quartet, and is the only one of Coleman's Atlantic albums to include a standard, in this case a version of "Embraceable You" by George and Ira Gershwin.

Coleman's unique early sound was due in part to his use of a plastic saxophone. He had first bought a plastic horn in Los Angeles in 1954 because he was unable to afford a metal saxophone; he claimed that it sounded drier, without the pinging sound of metal. In later years, he played a metal saxophone.