Ornette Coleman

The Empty Foxhole (Limited edition) (HE66001)

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The Empty Foxhole (Limited edition)

Ornette Coleman

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LPS 162460




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Ornette Coleman‘s The Empty Foxhole was recorded at the Van Gelder studio 50 years ago today. It was his first studio recording for the Blue Note label, and the avant-garde composer wastes no time performing trumpet, violin, and his signature alto-saxophone. Longtime collaborator Charlie Haden (who followed this website before he passed away) appears on bass. But the personnel is perhaps most notable for the debut appearance of Coleman’s son, Denardo, on drums: he was just ten years old at the time.


  • Ornette Coleman - alto sax
  • Charles Haden - bass
  • Ornette Denardo Coleman - drums

Recorded in New Jersey, September 9, 1966


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Good Old Days
  • A2. The Empty Foxhole
  • A3. Sound Gravitation
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Freeway Express
  • B2.Faithful
  • B3. Zig Zag