Joanne Brackeen Hears a New Kind of Jazz in Ornette Coleman
Joanne Brackeen: It was the probably the main jazz club there. Paul Bley, the piano player, got a group together….so I went to hear that, and Ornette was there. Paul Bley just hired Ornette, Don Cherry, Billy Higgins and Charlie Haden. So he had a great band, and when I heard that music, I thought this is what I’ve heard all my life, but I never heard it. What I heard was the sound of heaven and earth put together.
“Free” composed by Ornette Coleman and performed live by the Bley Quinted, from the album Live at the Hilcrest Club 1958 (also released as The Fabulous Paul Bley Quintet), used by permission of Kobalt Songs Music Publishing, ASCAP.