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Partial view of Record Label: Musicraft, Salt Peanuts
Behind the BeatOrnette Coleman
Ornette Coleman Ornette Coleman
Other Selected Artist Discographies
By Loren Schoenberg, Conductor and Saxophonist

These lists have been compiled with the newcomer to jazz in mind. We have shied away from compilations wherever possible, for the simple reason that you may very well wind up buying the complete albums that were excerpted in the compilations. Here you have a small but representative sampling of some of the very best music Ornette Coleman recorded in every period of his career, with as little duplication as possible.

Audio sample Law Years
Recorded 1971
(Courtesy Columbia/Legacy)


Something Else
Atlantic

Free Jazz
Atlantic

At the Golden Circle
Blue Note

Body Meta
Verve

Skies of America
Columbia

Three Women
Harmolodic/Verve