Coleman, Ornette / Sound Grammar
Album: Sound Grammar   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Coleman, Ornette   Added:Oct 2006
Label:Sound Grammar  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-10-15 Pull Date: 2006-12-17 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Dec 17 Dec 10 Nov 26 Nov 12 Nov 5 Oct 29 Oct 22
Airplays: 1 1 2 4 3 4 5

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 12, 2010: Memory Select
Song X
4. Dec 15, 2006: No Cover, No Minimum
2. Nov 28, 2008: Memory Select, Time Traveler Edition
5. Dec 06, 2006: Morning Glory
Sleep Talking
3. Jan 30, 2007: Jena and Gomorrah
Sleep Talking
6. Nov 24, 2006: Memory Select
Song X

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-10-12
yeah, that's right, a NEW Ornette Coleman album, first one in about a decade, bee-yatch!!

If you've heard Ornette's '60s stuff, this sounds about the same at first glance. Acoustic band: 2 basses, drums, sax (as opposed to his electric band, "Prime Time").

Upbeat, blues-derived jazz that splits into free group solos for some nice jamming. The composed themes are easygoing and bright. Even mainstream musicians play Ornette's compositions today, but Ornette still has an "outside" feel beyond what most folks do.

"Sound Grammar" is the term Coleman uses nowadays to describe his musical system (replacing "Harmelodics," which some of us never understood anyway).

1- Spoken band intro.
2- Swirly, chaotic theme, into nicely propulsive bebop stylings
3- Midtempo and sly, with a catchy theme. Romantic mystery. Includes quiet violin solo.
4- Light, pleasant. Mid/fast with a slow-flowing background. Solo gets a bit wild.
5- Happy and bouncing, gets into tangly free soloing
6- Loose jamming feel, fairly fast after a contemplative start.
7- High energy, a classically Ornette-styled tumbling theme
8- Slowish, romantic bowed bass behind a midtempo jam that gets energetic and shrill, nice stuff
9- Fast and crazy. Includes drum solo and wacky violin solo.

Track Listing
1. Intro   5. Matador
2. Jordan   6. Waiting For You
3. Sleep Talking   7. Call To Duty
4. Turnaround   8. Once Only
  9. Song X