Ornette Coleman

The Lenox Jazz School Concert, August 29, 1959 (064)

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The Lenox Jazz School Concert, August 29, 1959

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The Lenox Jazz School Concert, August 29, 1959

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The Lenox School of Jazz was a summer program in Lenox, Massachusetts founded by John Lewis and held from 1957 to 1960. It was one of the first instances where the world's greatest jazz musicians were enlisted as faculty and where jazz was taught to promising young musicians. This release presents the rare and long unavailable 1959 Lenox Annual Benefit Concert, featuring such stars as Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Jimmy Giuffre, Kenny Dorham and Gary McFarland, among many others. As a bonus, an extremely rare quartet set by Kenny Dorham, who was one of the mentors at the Lenox School.


Collective personnel: Ornette Coleman (as), Don Cherry, Kenny Dorham, Al Kiger (tp), Jimmy Giuffre (sax), Ian Underwood (fl), David Baker (tb), Gunther Schuller (frhn), Gary McFarland (vib), Attila Zoller (g), Steve Kuhn, Ran Blake (p), Larry Ridley (b) & Barry Greenspan (d), among others. Berkshire Music Barn, Lenox School Of Jazz, Lenox, Massachusetts, August 29, 1959.

[12-15] bonus tracks: Kenny Dorham Quartet: Kenny Dorham (tp), Tore Sannes (p), Bjorn Pedersen (b), Jon Christensen (d). Live At The Metropole Jazz Club, Oslo, Norway, January 1964.


01. The Sphinx
02. Inn Tune
03. D.C. Special
04. Monk's Sphere
05. Jingles
06. Stratusphunk
07. Ray's Time
08. Lone Ranger And The Great Horace Silver
09. To Thee, O Asphodel
10. Paul's Pal
11. Blue Grass
12. Con Alma
13. Short Story
14. Sky Blue
15. Lament

Total Time: 71:22