Free Jazz – Part 1

Ornette Coleman Sextet

Germany, 1978

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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.


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


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