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Ornette Coleman's Atlantic debut, The Shape of Jazz to Come, was a watershed event in the genesis of avant-garde jazz, profoundly steering its future course and throwing down a gauntlet that some still haven't come to grips with. The record shattered traditional concepts of harmony in jazz, getting rid of not only the piano player but the whole idea of concretely outlined chord changes. The pieces here follow almost no predetermined harmonic structure, which allows Coleman and partner Don Cherry… read more



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  • not his best. very boring
  • rating 8.5/10
  • @althefknamsrtkn Implying that hip hop is the "illest" of all musics, I guess? An unfortunate viewpoint.
  • @pvmnt: are you fucking kidding?
  • Ornette's sax still reminds me of Kevin the bird from Up. Not a bad thing.
  • perfect jazz
  • Is this a spoof of 'The Shape of Punk to Come' by the Refused?
  • Genious !!!

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