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Ornette Coleman Prime Time Lugano 1991

Posted in clips, jazz, Ornette Coleman with tags , , , , on March 11, 2012 by crownpropeller

Yes, I know, the Free Funk Universe that Ornette Coleman has created with his Prime Time Band is not to everybody’s taste. I myself like almost everything Ornette ever did, so it’s a pity I did not get to see him play during the last twenty years or so, since he never made it to a town close to me.

But happily today I found a TV broadcast of the Prime Time Band’s appearance at the Estival Jazz in Lugano on  July 4, 1991 on one of Otto’s VHS cassettes. So right away I am presenting you the track Spelling The Alphabet, which was the last tune of Ornette’s set on this evening.

The personnel: Ornette Coleman: alto; Dave Bryant: keyb, p; Ken Wessel: eg; Chris Rosenberg: eg; Al MacDowell: eb; Badal Roy: tabla, perc; Denardo Coleman: dr.


Ornette Coleman and Prime Time, Cologne 1987

Posted in clips, Ornette Coleman with tags , , , , , on January 1, 2012 by crownpropeller

As soon as the new year starts, I’ll be back at work which means a lot less will be happening on this blog. I wish everybody a happy new year! To give you a chance to start the new year with some fine music, I am presenting you a TV broadcast from 1987 showing Ornette Coleman and his Prime Time Band at the Stadtgarten in Cologne, March 26, 1987.

The band on this date: Ornette Coleman: as, tp, vln; Bern Nix: eg; Charles Ellerbee: eg; Jamaladeen Tacuma: eb; Al MacDowell: eb; Calvin Weston: dr; Denardo Coleman: dr

Part 1 has them playing In All Languages and Song X

Part 2 shows them playing Story Tellers, Latin GeneticsMothers Of The Veil and Dancing In Your Head

And part 3 starts with an Interview with Ornette and Denardo Coleman which is followed by the Prime Time Band playing Space Church.



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