Father of the free jazz movement, and a saxophonist and composer who became one of the prime innovators in jazz and modern music.
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Album Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Something Else: The Music of Ornette Coleman 1958 Something Else: The Music of Ornette Coleman Concord Jazz / Fantasy / Original Jazz Classics
 
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The Shape of Jazz to Come 1959 The Shape of Jazz to Come Atlantic
 
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Tomorrow Is the Question! 1959 Tomorrow Is the Question! Original Jazz Classics
 
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Change of the Century 1960 Change of the Century Atlantic
 
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Jazzlore: Ornette Coleman, Vol. 29 1961 Jazzlore: Ornette Coleman, Vol. 29 Atlantic
 
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Ornette 1961 Ornette Hi Horse Records
 
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Free Jazz 1961 Free Jazz Atlantic / Rhino
 
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The Art of the Improvisers 1961 The Art of the Improvisers Water Music Records
 
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John Lewis Presents Jazz Abstractions 1961 John Lewis Presents Jazz Abstractions
 
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This Is Our Music 1961 This Is Our Music WEA International
 
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Town Hall Concert 1962 Town Hall Concert Blue Note
 
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Ornette on Tenor 1962 Ornette on Tenor Rhino
 
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The Great London Concert 1965 The Great London Concert Freedom
 
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At the "Golden Circle" Stockholm, Vol. 1 1965 At the "Golden Circle" Stockholm, Vol. 1 Blue Note
 
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At the "Golden Circle" Stockholm, Vol. 2 1965 At the "Golden Circle" Stockholm, Vol. 2 Blue Note
 
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An Evening with Ornette Coleman 1965 An Evening with Ornette Coleman
 
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The Empty Foxhole 1966 The Empty Foxhole Blue Note
 
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Who's Crazy? 1966 Who's Crazy? Affinity
 
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The Music of Ornette Coleman: Forms and Sounds 1967 The Music of Ornette Coleman: Forms and Sounds Bluebird
 
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Saints and Soldiers 1967 Saints and Soldiers RCA
 
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Love Call 1968 Love Call Blue Note
 
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New York Is Now! 1968 New York Is Now! Blue Note
 
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Crisis 1969 Crisis Impulse!
 
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Ornette at 12 1969 Ornette at 12 Impulse!
 
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Friends and Neighbors: Live at Prince Street 1970 Friends and Neighbors: Live at Prince Street BMG International
 
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Science Fiction 1971 Science Fiction Sony BMG
 
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Skies of America 1972 Skies of America Columbia / Legacy
 
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To Whom Who Keeps a Record 1975 To Whom Who Keeps a Record Water Music Records
 
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Body Meta 1976 Body Meta Harmolodic Records / Verve
 
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Dancing in Your Head 1976 Dancing in Your Head Verve / Polygram
 
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Soapsuds, Soapsuds 1977 Soapsuds, Soapsuds Harmolodic Records / Verve
 
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Of Human Feelings 1979 Of Human Feelings Antilles
 
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The Unprecedented Music of Ornette Coleman 1980 The Unprecedented Music of Ornette Coleman Crown
 
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Song X 1985 Song X Geffen
 
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Opening the Caravan of Dreams 1985 Opening the Caravan of Dreams Caravan of Dreams Productions
 
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Prime Design Time Design 1985 Prime Design Time Design Caravan of Dreams Productions
 
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In All Languages 1987 In All Languages Harmolodic Records / Polygram
 
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Virgin Beauty 1988 Virgin Beauty Portrait
 
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Naked Lunch [Music from the Original Soundtrack] 1992 Naked Lunch [Music from the Original Soundtrack] Milan / RCA
 
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Joe Rosenberg's Affinity: A Tribute to Ornette 1995 Joe Rosenberg's Affinity: A Tribute to Ornette Music & Arts
 
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Tone Dialing 1995 Tone Dialing Harmolodic Records / Harmolodic / Verve
 
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Colors: Live from Leipzig 1996 Colors: Live from Leipzig Harmolodic Records / Harmolodic / Verve / Universal
 
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Hidden Man 1996 Hidden Man Harmolodic Records / Harmolodic / Verve
 
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Sound Museum Three Women 1996 Sound Museum Three Women Harmolodic Records
 
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Sound Grammar 2006 Sound Grammar Sound Grammar
 
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Live in Paris 1971 2008 Live in Paris 1971 Jazz Row
 
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The Lenox Jazz School Concert: August 29, 1959 2009 The Lenox Jazz School Concert: August 29, 1959 FreeFactory
 
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Turnaround: The Music of Ornette Coleman 2010 Turnaround: The Music of Ornette Coleman Jazzwerkstatt
 
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For the Love of Ornette 2011 For the Love of Ornette Jazzwerkstatt
 
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A Tribute to Ornette 2015 A Tribute to Ornette Jazzwerkstatt
 
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Tivoli Koncertsalen, Copenhagen, 1965 2018 Tivoli Koncertsalen, Copenhagen, 1965 Hi Hat
 
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Melodic Ornette Coleman Melodic Ornette Coleman Act Music / Vision
 
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The Shape of Things To Come The Shape of Things To Come Speakers Corner
 
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Love & Peace Love & Peace Act / Act Music
 
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