Reflections of The Shape Of Jazz To Come
Royal Festival Hall, London
19 June 2009
This was the first of two Coleman concerts at the 2009 Meltdown Festival which he curated. The second, two nights later, was titled �Reflections of This Is Our Music� and was later included in The Guardian's list of 50 Top Moments in Jazz. Sadly, I wasn't at that one.
I apologise about the set list � I'm not familiar with the repertoire, none of the pieces were introduced and, in any case, in the words of one reviewer: �Many audience members came expecting recreations of those two classic Colman albums. In true Coleman style, the reality belied such expectations. With his band of son Denardo on drums, Tony Falanga on double bass, Al MacDowell on bass guitar plus sundry guests, the original albums were used as inspiration for improvisation and exploration�.
If anyone can plug the gaps I'd be really grateful.
Ornette Coleman (sax, trumpet)
Bill Frisell (guitar)
Tony Falanga (dbl bass)
Al MacDowell (Bass guitar)
Denardo Coleman (drums)
7. Bach, cello suite No 1
11. Unknown (with Patti Smith)
13. Unknown (with Master Musicians of Jajouka)
Recorded from third row, right hand side, on Sony Hi MD mini disc ecorder in Hi LP. Converted to flac in Magix ACL.