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Boxset / Compilation · 1993

Tracklist

Disc 1
1. Focus on Sanity (6:51)
2. Chronology (6:07)
3. Peace (9:04)
4. Congeniality (6:47)
5. Lonely Woman (4:59)
6. Monk and the Nun (5:56)
7. Just for You (3:53)
8. Eventually (4:23)
9. Una Muy Bonita (6:00)
10. Bird Food (5:30)
11. Change of the Century (4:44)
12. Music Always (5:29)

Total Time: 69:48

Disc 2
1. The Face of the Bass (6:57)
2. Forerunner (5:15)
3. Free (6:22)
4. The Circle With a Hole in the Middle (4:53)
5. Ramblin' (6:37)
6. Little Symphony (5:16)
7. The Tribes of New York (4:34)
8. Kaleidoscope (6:36)
9. Rise and Shine (6:13)
10. Mr. and Mrs. People (4:42)
11. Blues Connotation (5:18)
12. I Heard It Over the Radio (6:23)

Total Time: 69:13

Disc 3
1. P.S. Unless One Has (Blues Connotation No. 2) (5:54)
2. Revolving Doors (4:28)
3. Brings Goodness (6:39)
4. Joy of a Toy (4:57)
5. To Us (4:36)
6. Humpty Dumpty (5:24)
7. The Fifth of Beethoven (6:37)
8. Motive for Its Use (5:41)
9. Moon Inhabitants (4:33)
10. The Legend of Bebop (7:18)
11. Some Other (7:23)
12. Embraceable You (4:56)
13. All (4:30)

Total Time: 73:02

Disc 4
1. Folk Tale (4:48)
2. Poise (4:38)
3. Beauty Is a Rare Thing (7:14)
4. First Take (17:05)
5. Free Jazz (37:03)

Total Time: 70:51

Disc 5
1. Proof Readers (10:27)
2. W.R.U. (16:27)
3. Check Up (10:11)
4. T. & T. (4:38)
5. C. & D. (13:12)
6. R.P.D.D. (9:40)
7. The Alchemy of Scott LaFaro (9:49)

Total Time: 74:28

Disc 6
1. Eos (6:37)
2. Enfant (6:28)
3. Ecars (7:37)
4. Cross Breeding (11:21)
5. Harlem's Manhattan (8:11)
6. Mapa (9:07)
7. Abstraction (4:10)
8. Variants on a Theme of Thelonious Monk (Criss-Cross): Variant I / Variant II / Variant III / Variant IV (15:22)

Total Time: 68:56

Line-up/Musicians

Alto Saxophone – Ornette Coleman
Bass – Charlie Haden (tracks: 1-1 to 4-5), Jimmy Garrison (tracks: 6-1 to 6-6), Scott LaFaro (tracks: 4-4 to 5-7, 6-7, 6-8)
Cornet – Don Cherry (tracks: 1-1 to 1-8)
Drums – Billy Higgins (tracks: 1-1 to 2-5, 4-4, 4-5), Ed Blackwell (tracks: 2-6 to 6-6)
Performer – Contemporary String Quartet, The (tracks: 6-7, 6-8)
Trumpet [Pocket] – Don Cherry (tracks: 1-8 to 6-6)

About this release

Rhino Records – R2 71410 (US)

1-1 to 1-8 recorded on Friday, May 22, 1959; 9:30pm - 3:30am at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California
1-9 to 2-1 recorded on Thursday, October 8, 1959; 3pm - 7pm at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California
2-2 to 2-5 recorded on Friday, October 9, 1959; 2pm - 6pm at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California
2-6 to 3-2 recorded on Tuesday, July 19, 1960; 8pm - 12pm at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
3-3 to 3-13 recorded on Tuesday, July 26, 1960; 6pm - 9pm & 10pm - 1am at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
4-1 to 4-3 recorded on Tuesday, August 2, 1960; 6pm - 9pm & 10pm - 1am at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
4-4 to 4-5 recorded on Wednesday, December 21, 1960; 8pm - 12:30am at A&R Studios, New York City
5-1 to 5-7 recorded on Tuesday, January 31, 1961; 3pm to 7:30pm at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
6-1 recorded on Wednesday, March 22, 1961 at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
6-2 to 6-6 recorded on Monday, March 27, 1961; 9pm - 1:30am at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
6-7 recorded on Monday, December 19, 1960 at A&R Studios, New York City
6-8 recorded on Tuesday, December 20, 1960 at A&R Studios, New York City

Contains All Material Ever Released On Atlantic + 6 Unissued Tracks

Thanks to snobb for the updates

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