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Tone Dialing

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Tone Dialing Review

by Scott Yanow

Ornette Coleman's first album in several years and first recording for a major label in quite some time features his 1995 version of Prime Time with two guitars, two bassists, son Denardo Coleman on drums and Badal Roy on tables and percussion. In addition the band includes Dave Bryant, Coleman's first keyboardist in decades (although his part is actually fairly minor). The ensembles are funky and quite dense, Coleman really wails on alto (also playing a bit of violin and trumpet) and, despite the inclusion of one obnoxious rap, this free funk set is well worth picking up by open-minded listeners.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Ornette Coleman / Ornette Coleman & Prime Time 04:58 Amazon
2 Ornette Coleman / Ornette Coleman & Prime Time 07:32 Amazon
3 Ornette Coleman / Ornette Coleman & Prime Time 04:10 Amazon
4 Ornette Coleman / Ornette Coleman & Prime Time 05:40 Amazon
5 Ornette Coleman / Ornette Coleman & Prime Time 03:34 Amazon
6 Ornette Coleman / Ornette Coleman & Prime Time 06:04 Amazon
7 Ornette Coleman / Ornette Coleman & Prime Time 04:32 Amazon
8 Ornette Coleman / Ornette Coleman & Prime Time 03:47 Amazon
9 Ornette Coleman / Ornette Coleman & Prime Time 02:36 Amazon
10 Ornette Coleman / Ornette Coleman & Prime Time 02:46 Amazon
11 Ornette Coleman / Ornette Coleman & Prime Time 04:41 Amazon
12 Ornette Coleman / Ornette Coleman & Prime Time 04:42 Amazon
13 Ornette Coleman / Ornette Coleman & Prime Time 01:45 Amazon
14 Ornette Coleman / Ornette Coleman & Prime Time 04:07 Amazon
15 Ornette Coleman / Ornette Coleman & Prime Time 02:56 Amazon
16 Ornette Coleman / Ornette Coleman & Prime Time 02:56 Amazon
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