6 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After this revolutionary 1959 release, jazz was never the same. Its unconventional lineup eschewed chordal instruments, transmogrifying traditional harmonic concepts into a stark, stirring, and new vision of avant jazz. Coleman's forward-looking sax improvisations are bold and brilliant—as expressive as a human voice and capable of sounding unhinged ("Focus on Sanity"), bittersweet ("Lonely Woman"), or even impish ("Peace"), as the moment demands. On the cyclone-like "Eventually" and powerful "Chronology," the combo's visceral but empathetic interplay highlights the cunning behind the chaos.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After this revolutionary 1959 release, jazz was never the same. Its unconventional lineup eschewed chordal instruments, transmogrifying traditional harmonic concepts into a stark, stirring, and new vision of avant jazz. Coleman's forward-looking sax improvisations are bold and brilliant—as expressive as a human voice and capable of sounding unhinged ("Focus on Sanity"), bittersweet ("Lonely Woman"), or even impish ("Peace"), as the moment demands. On the cyclone-like "Eventually" and powerful "Chronology," the combo's visceral but empathetic interplay highlights the cunning behind the chaos.

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