Ornette’s Artists House loft on Prince Street

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The poster for the original event at Artists House. Courtesy of Jim Eigo

Ornette’s Prince Street experience (Artists House, the space – not the label) was very important to him. Being removed from that creative space was traumatic. His purchase of the Rivington Street school building in December of 1980 was motivated by a desire to recreate and expand on his original Artists House concept.

An excellent article on this important and under reported chapter in Ornette’s career:

Click here for “Ornette at Prince Street” by Brent Hayes Edwards and Katherine Whatley


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Ornette with Ed Blackwell, Charlie Haden and David Izenson
(c. 1968) (tape of rehearsal)

We’re guessing at the date of this recording based on the personnel. On February 29, 1968, this group performed with Yoko Ono at Albert Hall in the UK.

As far as we know, there are no other recordings of this particular group.

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Ornette at John Coltrane’s funeral (July 21, 1967)

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John Coltrane knew he was dying and specifically requested that Ornette play at his funeral service.

This clip is said to be the recording of that performance and the name of the composition is reportedly: Holiday for a Graveyard

The person who posted this to YouTube originally is a serious collector who has posted a large number of authentic live jazz recordings.

Recorded at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church NYC (July 21, 1967)

Personnel:

Ornette Coleman – alto
Charlie Haden, David Izenzon – bass
Charles Moffet – drums


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Albert Ayler on Ornette (July 25, 1970)

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Albert Ayler interviewed by Swing Journal, July 25, 1970

Swing Magazine was founded in Japan in 1947. Today, it is the most read jazz magazine in Japan and may well be the most read jazz magazine in the world.


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