Ornette Coleman - Genesis Of Genius: The Contemporary Albums Box Set (180g) (2LP)

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Ornette Coleman - Genesis Of Genius: The Contemporary Albums Box Set (180g) (2LP)

 

Contemporary Records 70th Anniversary Series 180g 2LP Box Set

Includes Something Else!!!! & Tomorrow Is The Question

All-Analog Remastering From The Original Stereo Tapes by Bernie Grundman!
Pressed At RTI

Containing newly remastered audio, Genesis Of Genius: The Contemporary Albums combines legendary Jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman's albums for Lester Koenig's Contemporary Records.

This deluxe box set features Coleman's first albums as a bandleader, Something Else!!!! and Tomorrow Is The Question!. Both albums were originally recorded by legendary engineer Roy DuNann and have been newly mastered by Bernie Grundman, whom DuNann was a mentor for. Also included is a 32-page booklet with photos and extensive new liner notes by GRAMMY® Award-winning music historian Ashley Kahn.

Listening to the first two albums saxophonist Ornette Coleman released under his own name today, it can be a little challenging to surmise exactly what about this then-young player made his peers in the late '50s lose their minds. But his approach to melody and structure upset the status quo so much that, as legend has it, Max Roach socked Coleman in the mouth after hearing him play. Jazz, and Ornette, have gone to far more challenging places since Contemporary Records released these records but their initial appearance sent a small shockwave through the musical community that modern players are still feeling the aftershocks of. This lovingly constructed set offers a chance to hear just how important these albums were and still are. Bernie Grundman used the original analog tapes for these sharp new pressings of both Something Else!!!! and Tomorrow Is The Question, and Craft Recordings packaged them in a handsome blue box with a booklet, featuring masterful liner notes from Ashley Kahn, tucked inside.
-Robert Ham, Paste Magazine

 

Features
  • Contemporary Records 70th Anniversary Series
  • Deluxe 2LP Box Set
  • 180g Vinyl
  • All-Analog remastering from the original stereo tapes by Bernie Grundman
  • Lacquers cut directly from original analog tapes to lacquer by Bernie Grundman
  • Pressed at RTI
  • LP 1: Something Else!!!!: The Music Of Ornette Coleman (1958)
  • LP 2: Tomorrow Is The Question!: The New Music Of Ornette Coleman (1959)
  • 32-page booklet with vintage photos & extensive new liner notes by Ashley Kahn
  • LP jackets replicate original tip-on versions
  • Cloth-wrapped clamshell box with obi strip
  • Box set produced by Nick Phillips

 

Musicians

Something Else!

Ornette Coleman alto sax
Don Cherry trumpet
Walter Norris piano
Don Payne bass
Billy Higgins drums

Tomorrow Is The Question!

Ornette Coleman alto sax
  Don Cherry trumpet
Percy Heath bass (Side 1)
Red Mitchell bass (Side 2)
Shelly Manne drums


Track Listing:

Something Else!!!!: The Music Of Ornette Coleman

Side 1:

  1. Invisible

  2. The Blessing

  3. Jayne

  4. Chippie

 

Side 2:

  1. The Disguise

  2. Angel Voice

  3. Alpha

  4. When Will The Blues Leave?

  5. The Sphinx

 

Tomorrow Is The Question!: The New Music Of Ornette Coleman

Side 1:

  1. Tomorrow Is The Question!

  2. Tears Inside

  3. Mind And Time

  4. Compassion

  5. Giggin'

  6. Rejoicing

 

Side 2:

  1. Lorraine

  2. Turnaround

  3. Endless

 

 

Format: LP Vinyl
Label: Craft Recordings
Catalog No: CR00320
Barcode: 0888072171541
Genre: Jazz
No of Discs: 2
Release Date: 4/22/2022
 
 

 

UPC: 888072171541