Ornette Coleman – The Shape of Jazz to Come Japan LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  A 1976 Japanese pressing of The Shape of Jazz to Come by Ornette Coleman, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of The Shape of Jazz to Come by Ornette Coleman, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of The Shape of Jazz to Come is a 1976 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1959.

The cover is VG++ and close to M-, with minor foxing.  The obi is M-.

The insert is M-.

The disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of one of the most important Jazz albums ever recorded.

Background: Released in 1959, The Shape of Jazz to Come was the third album by Ornette Coleman.

Allmusic.com gave The Shape of Jazz to Come a 5 star review:

Ornette Coleman’s Atlantic debut, The Shape of Jazz to Come, was a watershed event in the genesis of avant-garde jazz, profoundly steering its future course and throwing down a gauntlet that some still haven’t come to grips with. The record shattered traditional concepts of harmony in jazz, getting rid of not only the piano player but the whole idea of concretely outlined chord changes. The pieces here follow almost no predetermined harmonic structure, which allows Coleman and partner Don Cherry an unprecedented freedom to take the melodies of their solo lines wherever they felt like going in the moment, regardless of what the piece’s tonal center had seemed to be. … Any understanding of jazz’s avant-garde should begin here.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Atlantic
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1976
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in