Thursday, July 13, 2006

Ornette Coleman- Feet Music



















The clips took a walk.

Here's a deal you can't refuse. To receive a fundamental understanding of Ornette Coleman's theory of harmolodics you could study at the Berklee College of Music for a couple years. Or you could simply listen to these two MP3s. Their contents explain the music of Ornette Coleman as well as any book or lecture. In All Languages, Coleman's revolutionary, out-of-print release, contains both acoustic and electric versions of the same material. Are they radically different or essentially the same? "Yes," is Ornette's likely reply.

5 comments:

moose & squirrel said...

Damn Happy in Bag,

Do you always have to display your vast knowledge of music, including the music of Ornette? When are you going to get around to posting a mp3 of let's say, the Del Arno Band?

m&s

Happy In Bag said...

M&S: I'm working on a post on The Four Lads. I just can't settle on "Somebody Loves Me" or "Istanbul." Seriously.

moose & squirrel said...

Why not the Four Lads? Take you pleasure where you find it, and I know you find it in all corners of the musical sphere. Keep at it, bro.

m&s

btw, it is lower case m&s (moose & squirrel)

Mr. Poncho said...

thanks for this. I have fond memories of this album. It was given to me once by a guy who owned a club in Fort Worth, Texas. He'd found boxes of records on Ornette's short-lived record label at a local flea market -- Ornette string quartets, some harmelodic Nigerian juju, maybe a Jamaladeen Takuma disc. On a related harmelodic note, there's some good Ornette to be found on You Tube. One clip is of the band playing in 1974 on Italian TV. There's a guitarist, not sure who, and they're doing the (I think title track) tune from Dancing in Your Head. There's also some live Ornette from some TV show -- introduced by Uncle Miltie. Seriously.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search=ornette+coleman&search_type=search_videos&search=Search

Happy In Bag said...

Mr. Poncho: It's incomprehensible, but Milton Berle does introduce Ornette on some national TV program. I wonder how that happened? The album I featured, In All Languages, was on the Caravan of Dreams label out of Fort Worth. Presumably, it was affiliated with the performance space of the same name.