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Old and New Dreams

A virtual reincarnation of Ornette Coleman’s first ensembles, the cooperative Aged and New Dreams brought collectively trumpeter Don Cherry, tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman, bassist Charlie Haden, and drummer Ed Blackwell to reinterpret the master’s early repertoire. By enough time their 1st album premiered in 1978, ECM’s Aged and New Dreams, all musicians were market leaders with their personal projects; this maybe clarifies the intermittent character of the ensuing cooperation (three albums in a decade). The grade of the group’s recordings was uniformly high; both ECM albums reap the benefits of that label’s quality clarity of audio. With the fatalities of Cherry and Blackwell within the ’90s, further collaborations needless to say became impossible. Nevertheless, the band’s limited however superb output can be an essential complement to the task they do under Coleman’s management in the past due ’50s and early ’60s.

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