This album released in 1959 and is considered to be one of the most important albums in the history of jazz. It was Coleman's debut album on Atlantic Records and features his working quartet of Don Cherry (trumpet), Charlie Haden (bass), and Billy Higgins (drums).
The album was a major departure from the bebop and hard bop styles of jazz that were popular at the time. Coleman's music was more free-flowing and improvisational, and he often used unconventional harmonies and melodies. This made The Shape of Jazz to Come a challenging listen for many jazz fans, but it also helped to pave the way for the development of free jazz.
The title track, "The Shape of Jazz to Come," is a 17-minute epic that is considered to be one of Coleman's masterpieces. The track features a driving rhythm and Coleman's signature melodic and harmonic innovations.
The Shape of Jazz to Come was a critical and commercial success, and it helped to establish Coleman as one of the most important jazz musicians of his generation. The album is still considered to be a landmark recording in the history of jazz, and it continues to be influential on musicians today.
|Original Release: 1959.|
|Catalog No: DOL870HB|
|Size: 12" Single Vinyl Record.|
|Additional: 180 Gram.|