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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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  • Avatar for GoatUser
    Not his best but not boring.
  • Avatar for she_is_hit
    not his best. very boring
  • Avatar for VadiushaKomarov
    rating 8.5/10
  • Avatar for MisterJunior
    @althefknamsrtkn Implying that hip hop is the "illest" of all musics, I guess? An unfortunate viewpoint.
  • Avatar for WaldoJeffers_X
    @pvmnt: are you fucking kidding?
  • Avatar for althefknamsrtkn
    "Ornette Coleman is pretty ill even by hip hop standards" Even by?
  • Avatar for mk741
    Ornette's sax still reminds me of Kevin the bird from Up. Not a bad thing.
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  • Avatar for Badscaremonger
    perfect jazz
  • Avatar for pvmnt
    Is this a spoof of 'The Shape of Punk to Come' by the Refused?

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