Beauty Is a Rare Thing

~ Release by Ornette Coleman (see all versions of this release, 3 available)

Tracklist

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CD 1
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1Focus on Sanity
recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1959-05-22)
alto saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer) (on 1959-05-22)
cornet:
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1959-05-22)
double bass:
Charlie Haden (American jazz bassist) (on 1959-05-22)
drums (drum set):
Billy Higgins (US jazz drummer) (on 1959-05-22)
recording of:
Focus on Sanity (on 1959-05-22)
composer:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer)
publisher:
MJQ Music, Inc.
6:52
2Chronology
recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1959-05-22)
alto saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer) (on 1959-05-22)
cornet:
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1959-05-22)
double bass:
Charlie Haden (American jazz bassist) (on 1959-05-22)
drums (drum set):
Billy Higgins (US jazz drummer) (on 1959-05-22)
recording of:
Chronology (on 1959-05-22)
composer:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer)
6:07
3Peace
recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1959-05-22)
alto saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer) (on 1959-05-22)
cornet:
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1959-05-22)
double bass:
Charlie Haden (American jazz bassist) (on 1959-05-22)
drums (drum set):
Billy Higgins (US jazz drummer) (on 1959-05-22)
recording of:
Peace (on 1959-05-22)
composer:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer)
9:04
4Congeniality
recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1959-05-22)
alto saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer) (on 1959-05-22)
cornet:
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1959-05-22)
double bass:
Charlie Haden (American jazz bassist) (on 1959-05-22)
drums (drum set):
Billy Higgins (US jazz drummer) (on 1959-05-22)
recording of:
Congeniality (on 1959-05-22)
composer:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer)
6:48
5Lonely Woman
recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1959-05-22)
producer:
Nesuhi Ertegun
alto saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer) (on 1959-05-22)
cornet:
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1959-05-22)
double bass:
Charlie Haden (American jazz bassist) (on 1959-05-22)
drums (drum set) [drums]:
Billy Higgins (US jazz drummer) (on 1959-05-22)
recording of:
Lonely Woman (instrumental) (on 1959-05-22)
composer:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer)
publisher:
MJQ Music
5:00
6Monk and the Nun
5:56
7Just for You
3:53
8Eventually
recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1959-05-22)
alto saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer) (on 1959-05-22)
cornet:
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1959-05-22)
double bass:
Charlie Haden (American jazz bassist) (on 1959-05-22)
drums (drum set):
Billy Higgins (US jazz drummer) (on 1959-05-22)
recording of:
Eventually (on 1959-05-22)
composer:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer)
4:23
9Una Muy Bonita
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (on 1959-10-08)
recording engineer:
Bones Howe
producer:
Nesuhi Ertegun
alto saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer) (on 1959-10-08)
bass and double bass:
Charlie Haden (American jazz bassist) (on 1959-10-08)
drums (drum set):
Billy Higgins (US jazz drummer) (on 1959-10-08)
instruments:
Billy Higgins (US jazz drummer) (on 1959-10-08)
pocket trumpet:
Donald Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1959-10-08)
trumpet:
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1959-10-08)
recording of:
Una muy bonita (on 1959-10-08)
composer:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer)
6:01
10Bird Food
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (on 1959-10-08)
recording engineer:
Bones Howe
producer:
Nesuhi Ertegun
alto saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer) (on 1959-10-08)
bass and double bass:
Charlie Haden (American jazz bassist) (on 1959-10-08)
drums (drum set):
Billy Higgins (US jazz drummer) (on 1959-10-08)
pocket trumpet:
Donald Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1959-10-08)
trumpet:
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1959-10-08)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Warner Music France (in 2010)
recording of:
Bird Food (on 1959-10-08)
composer:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer)
35:31
11Change of the Century
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (on 1959-10-08)
recording engineer:
Bones Howe
producer:
Nesuhi Ertegun
alto saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer) (on 1959-10-08)
bass and double bass:
Charlie Haden (American jazz bassist) (on 1959-10-08)
drums (drum set):
Billy Higgins (US jazz drummer) (on 1959-10-08)
pocket trumpet:
Donald Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1959-10-08)
trumpet:
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1959-10-08)
recording of:
Change of the Century (on 1959-10-08)
composer:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer)
4:44
12Music Always
5:30
CD 2
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1The Face of the Bass
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (on 1959-10-08)
recording engineer:
Bones Howe
producer:
Nesuhi Ertegun
alto saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer) (on 1959-10-08)
bass and double bass:
Charlie Haden (American jazz bassist) (on 1959-10-08)
drums (drum set):
Billy Higgins (US jazz drummer) (on 1959-10-08)
pocket trumpet:
Donald Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1959-10-08)
trumpet:
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1959-10-08)
recording of:
The Face of the Bass (on 1959-10-08)
composer:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer)
6:58
2Forerunner
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (on 1959-10-09)
recording engineer:
Bones Howe
producer:
Nesuhi Ertegun
alto saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer) (on 1959-10-09)
bass and double bass:
Charlie Haden (American jazz bassist) (on 1959-10-09)
drums (drum set):
Billy Higgins (US jazz drummer) (on 1959-10-09)
pocket trumpet:
Donald Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1959-10-09)
trumpet:
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1959-10-09)
recording of:
Forerunner (on 1959-10-09)
composer:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer)
5:15
3Free
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (on 1959-10-09)
recording engineer:
Bones Howe
producer:
Nesuhi Ertegun
alto saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer) (on 1959-10-09)
bass and double bass:
Charlie Haden (American jazz bassist) (on 1959-10-09)
drums (drum set):
Billy Higgins (US jazz drummer) (on 1959-10-09)
pocket trumpet:
Donald Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1959-10-09)
trumpet:
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1959-10-09)
recording of:
Free (on 1959-10-09)
composer:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer)
6:23
4The Circle With a Hole in the Middle
recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1959-10-09)
alto saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer) (on 1959-10-09)
double bass:
Charlie Haden (American jazz bassist) (on 1959-10-09)
drums (drum set):
Billy Higgins (US jazz drummer) (on 1959-10-09)
trumpet:
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1959-10-09)
recording of:
The Circle With a Hole in the Middle (on 1959-10-09)
composer:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer)
publisher:
Phrase Text Music (Ornette Coleman)
4:54
5Ramblin’
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (on 1959-10-09)
recording engineer:
Bones Howe
producer:
Nesuhi Ertegun
alto saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer) (on 1959-10-09)
bass and double bass:
Charlie Haden (American jazz bassist) (on 1959-10-09)
drums (drum set):
Billy Higgins (US jazz drummer) (on 1959-10-09)
pocket trumpet:
Donald Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1959-10-09)
trumpet:
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1959-10-09)
recording of:
Ramblin’ (on 1959-10-09)
composer:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer)
6:37
6Little Symphony
recording engineer:
Tom Dowd (on 1960-07-19) and Phil Iehle (on 1960-07-19)
mixer:
Geoffrey Haslam (in 1971)
alto saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer) (on 1960-07-19)
double bass [bass]:
Charlie Haden (American jazz bassist) (on 1960-07-19)
drums (drum set):
Ed Blackwell (on 1960-07-19)
trumpet:
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1960-07-19)
recorded at:
Atlantic Studios (1841 Broadway, New York, 1957–1991) in Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (on 1960-07-19)
mixed at:
Atlantic Studios (1841 Broadway, New York, 1957–1991) in Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (in 1971)
recording of:
Little Symphony (on 1960-07-19)
composer:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer)
5:16
7The Tribes of New York
4:35
8Kaleidoscope
6:37
9Rise and Shine
6:14
10Mr. and Mrs. People
4:43
11Blues Connotation
5:19
12I Heard It Over the Radio
recording of:
I Heard It Over the Radio
composer:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer)
publisher:
Phrase Text Music, Inc.
6:24
CD 3
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1P.S. Unless One Has (Blues Connotation No. 2)
5:54
2Revolving Doors
4:28
3Brings Goodness
6:40
4Joy of a Toy
4:58
5To Us
4:36
6Humpty Dumpty
5:24
7The Fifth of Beethoven
6:38
8Motive for Its Use
5:41
9Moon Inhabitants
4:33
10The Legend of Bebop
7:18
11Some Other
7:23
12Embraceable You
4:57
13All
4:31
CD 4
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1Folk Tale
4:49
2Poise
4:38
3Beauty Is a Rare Thing
recording of:
Beauty Is a Rare Thing
composer:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer)
version of:
Beauty Is a Rare Thing (with lyrics by Le Scott)
7:15
4First Take
recording engineer:
Tom Dowd (on 1960-12-21)
alto saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer) (on 1960-12-21)
bass clarinet:
Eric Dolphy (on 1960-12-21)
double bass:
Charlie Haden (American jazz bassist) (on 1960-12-21) and Scott LaFaro (on 1960-12-21)
drums (drum set):
Ed Blackwell (on 1960-12-21) and Billy Higgins (US jazz drummer) (on 1960-12-21)
pocket trumpet:
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1960-12-21)
trumpet:
Freddie Hubbard (on 1960-12-21)
recorded at:
A&R Studios (third studio, 322 West 48th Street, closed in 1989) in New York, New York, United States (on 1960-12-21)
recording of:
First Take (on 1960-12-21)
composer:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer)
publisher:
Phrase Text Music, Inc.
version of:
Free Jazz
17:06
5Free Jazz
37:04
CD 5
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1Proof Readers
10:28
2W.R.U.
16:28
3Check Up
10:12
4T. & T.
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (on 1961-01-31)
alto saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer) (on 1961-01-31)
bass:
Scott LaFaro (on 1961-01-31)
drums (drum set):
Ed Blackwell (on 1961-01-31)
trumpet:
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1961-01-31)
recorded at:
Atlantic Studios (1841 Broadway, New York, 1957–1991) in Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (on 1961-01-31)
4:38
5C. & D.
13:12
6R.P.D.D.
9:41
7The Alchemy of Scott LaFaro
9:50
CD 6
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1Eos
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (on 1961-03-22)
double bass:
Jimmy Garrison (on 1961-03-22)
drums (drum set):
Ed Blackwell (on 1961-03-22)
tenor saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer) (on 1961-03-22)
trumpet:
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1961-03-22)
6:37
2Enfant
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (on 1961-03-27)
double bass:
Jimmy Garrison (on 1961-03-27)
drums (drum set):
Ed Blackwell (on 1961-03-27)
tenor saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer) (on 1961-03-27)
trumpet:
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1961-03-27)
recording of:
Enfant (on 1961-03-27)
composer:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer)
6:29
3Ecars
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (on 1961-03-27)
double bass:
Jimmy Garrison (on 1961-03-27)
drums (drum set):
Ed Blackwell (on 1961-03-27)
tenor saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer) (on 1961-03-27)
trumpet:
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1961-03-27)
7:37
4Cross Breeding
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (on 1961-03-27)
double bass:
Jimmy Garrison (on 1961-03-27)
drums (drum set):
Ed Blackwell (on 1961-03-27)
tenor saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer) (on 1961-03-27)
trumpet:
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (on 1961-03-27)
recording of:
Cross Breeding
composer:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer)
11:21
5Harlem’s Manhattan
8:12
6Mapa
9:07
7Abstraction
recording engineer:
Phil Ramone
alto saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer)
cello:
Joseph Tekula (cellist)
double bass:
Alvin Brehm (bass player) and Scott LaFaro
drums (drum set):
Sticks Evans
viola:
Harry Zaratzian
violin:
Charles Libove and Roland Vamos (violinist)
recording of:
Abstraction
composer:
Gunther Schuller (horn player, conductor, composer)
publisher:
MJQ Music, Inc.
4:10
8Variants on a Theme of Thelonious Monk (Criss-Cross): Variant I / Variant II / Variant III / Variant IV
recording engineer:
Phil Ramone
alto saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (US jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, and composer)
alto saxophone, bass clarinet and flute:
Eric Dolphy
double bass:
George Duvivier and Scott LaFaro
drums (drum set):
Sticks Evans
flute:
Robert DiDomenica
guitar:
Jim Hall (US jazz guitarist, composer & arranger)
piano:
Bill Evans (pianist)
vibraphone:
Eddie Costa
recording of:
Variants on a Theme of Thelonious Monk (Criss‐Cross)
composer:
Gunther Schuller (horn player, conductor, composer)
is based on:
Criss-Cross
15:22