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Town Hall 1962 (Dig)
Ornette Coleman
Town Hall 1962 (Dig)
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Product Description On Christmas evening 1962, Ornette Coleman produced and recorded his own concert at Town Hall in New York with David Izenzon (bass), Charles Moffett (drums), and a string ensemble. "For this Town Hall c...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ornette Coleman
Title: Town Hall 1962 (Dig)
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Esp Disk Ltd.
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 4/8/2008
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Avant Garde & Free Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 825481010061

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Product Description On Christmas evening 1962, Ornette Coleman produced and recorded his own concert at Town Hall in New York with David Izenzon (bass), Charles Moffett (drums), and a string ensemble. "For this Town Hall concert, Ornette Coleman debuts with his new trio (a unit that would return in 1965) featuring the remarkable bassist David Izenson and drummer Charles Moffett. Together they perform `Doughnut,' `Sadness,' and an extensive 23-and-a-half minute version of `The Ark.'" -- All Music Guide "For this Town Hall concert, Ornette Coleman debuts with his new trio (a unit that would return in 1965) featuring the remarkable bassist David Izenson and drummer Charles Moffett. Together they perform `Doughnut,' `Sadness,' and an extensive 23-and-a-half minute version of `The Ark.'" -- All Music Guide On Christmas evening 1962, Ornette Coleman produced and recorded his own concert at Town Hall in New York with David Izenzon (bass), Charles Moffett (drums), and a string ensemble. An important release documenting a point of change in Coleman's work, the song "Dedication to Poets and Writers" for string quartet is now widely recognized as his first harmolodic chamber music based on the ideas he would later call Harmolodics. This classical string quartet piece fits together curiously well with the three trio pieces.

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Outstanding album (and a little piece of history)
Paul Allaer | Cincinnati | 04/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I like jazz, although I'm not a super-fan, but when I saw this album was re-issued in a remastered edition, I just had to pick it up. Ornette Coleman recorded this live album at the famed New York Town Hall on December 21, 1962 (yes, now more than 46 years ago, wow), which in and of itself makes this a little bit of jazz history.

"Town Hall 1962" (4 tracks; 47 min.) starts off with a blasting and delightful "Doughnut" in which the trio immediately stretches out in a 9+ min. free jazz piece. The interplay between David Izenson on bass and Charlie Moffett on drums is fascinating. Next follows the short and slowly brooding "Sadness". After that we get a complete deviation, namely "Dedication to Poets and Writers", a 9 min. string quartet piece that can only be described as a modern classical chamber music piece, quite intruiging (although the applause from the audience at the end is tentative, as I can only imagine they did not expect anything like this from Coleman, who wrote this but did not play on it). The last track (the original Side B) is the 23+ min. "The Ark", which picks up where "Doughnut" left off: a free jazz improvisation that explores the boundaries of that style, just beautiful. Coleman's alto sax solos are nithing short of mesmorizing.

In all, this is an unbelievable album from start to finish. The remastered sound is outstanding, I mean, it's really unbelievable that this was recorded in 1962. Highly recommended!"