Free Jazz – Part 1

Ornette Coleman Sextet

Germany, 1978

Ornette Coleman performs in Germany live at Castle Ansbach with his sextet in 1978.

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Ornette Coleman’s 1960 release “Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation” was intended only as a concept album. The nearly forty recorded minute’s of continuous performance became the driving force behind the free jazz movement.

Personnel:

Ornette Coleman, alto sax
Ben Nix, guitar
James Blood Ulmer, guitar
Fred Williams, bass
Shannon Jackson, drums
Denardo Coleman, drums