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Jamaaladeen Tacuma/Tony Kofi/Ornette Coleman - For The Love Of Ornette - CD

Jamaaladeen Tacuma/Tony Kofi/Ornette Coleman - For The Love Of Ornette - CD

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'Despite the 80-year-old Ornette Coleman's advice to the other players here ('Fellers, can you hear me? Forget the note and get to
the idea'), much of this sprawling but unique session is more conventionally song-based than the great saxophonist's harmolodic
breakthroughs of five decades ago. Initiated by bass guitarist and 1970s Coleman protégé Jamaaladeen Tacuma, it brings together a remarkable bespoke band including British tenor saxist Tony Kofi, Carla Bley's versatile Austrian reeds-player Wolfgang Puschnig, Japanese pianist Yoichi Uzeki, teenage Philadelphia drummer Justin Faulkner and Coleman himself. A spoken homage to him opens
the show, then the maverick maestro's whooping, spinning alto sound dives right in, followed by Tacuma's grunting bassline, and eventually all the others in a collective tussle. Puschnig's rich flute sound and contrastingly sharp-edged tone on the oboe-like Korean hojak dominates a free-jazz hoedown on East Wind and the rhythm-centred Drum and Space; Tacuma Song (originally
written for the bassist by his mentor) is a Lonely Woman-like lament; Celestial Conversations features Ornette's beautifully tremulous slow theme sound, and Fortworth Stomp is an exhilaratingly bluesy tenor-sax groove for a very impressive and relaxedsounding Kofi. It's a bit thrown together, but very heartwarming' **** The Guardian

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Tracklisting: 1. Journey / 2. For The Love Of Ornette / 3. For The Love Of Ornette - East Wind - Movement 1 / 4. For The Love Of Ornette - East
Wind - Movement 2 / 5. Tacuma Song / 6. For The Love Of Ornette - Fortworth Funky Stomp - Movement 3 / 7. Tacuma Song - Celestial
Conversations - Movement 1 / 8. Tacuma Song - Vibe On This OC - Movement 2 / 9. Tacuma Song - Celebration On Prince Street - Movement 3