19 January 2013

ORNETTE COLEMAN QUARTET - VALENZA 1974 (PRIVATE LABEL)



This tour with James Blood Ulmer is from a transitional period between the acoustic groups and the electrified bands of Tales Of Captain Black and Prime Time.

There are videos from the Rome concert on Youtube.

An LP release from the Padua concert on the tour suffered from the guitar being poorly audible.

A concert recording from Keystone Corner, San Francisco in September 1974, has also been circulating, with David Williams replacing Sirone and playing both acoustic and electric bass.

However, this is my favourite from the year. 


Ornette Coleman, alto saxophone, trumpet, violin

Sirone, double bass

Billy Higgins, drums

James Blood Ulmer, guitar


C1 Unknown Title     10:10    
C2 Tutti     14:05    
D Lonely Woman     17:40    
E1 Something To Listen To     8:40    
E2 Bells And Chimes     9:00    
F  Comme Il Faut     19:40    
G What Reason Could I Give?     15:00    
H  Love Call     10:40    

Recorded live in Valenza, Italy 1974. Compiled with a 1966 trio live recording as part of a 4LP release.

Label: BAT 2-4

Vinyl Rip

36 comments:

wightdj said...

Thanks for your work presenting this session. Much appreciated.

trane said...

Some rare gem, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful music! Thanks.

The Elder God Shrine said...

Oh, my..!
Thank you, my friend!

Vinylust said...

Thank You.

Anonymous said...

Magnifique! Never seen! I love Ornette!

Thanks a lot to you Nick !

Jack from Paris

(thanks zippyshare-Fuck rapidshare)

Anonymous said...

I suppose it's Valenza, near Alessandria, not Varenza

Nick said...

Thanks anonymous - I missed that completely

Nick

kingpossum said...

Blood Ulmer! Blood Ulmer! Blood Ulmer!

Many thanks and best wishes,

RDG said...

Fred Williams (not David) is the bass player on the Keystone tape.

Nick said...

I was going on Bells Free Jazz and David's Bio that he was playing with Ornette at that time.

Nick said...

Plus John Litweiler has David down for the summer tour of 1974 (The Harmolodic Life, p 140), which would be Laren Jazz Festival and Jazzfestival Middelheim in mid-August, with Keystone Korner on 4 September.

apf said...

Thank you!

JD said...

Thank You.

SOTISE said...

beautiful thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your work.Anybody have 1.lp from this
4lp box
A1.Lonely Woman
A2.Falling Stars
B1.Clergyman's Dream
Saluti da GUGLIELMO

birin said...

Bellissimo! Che gioia!
Grazie mille Nick per questo incredibile documento.

giu said...

superbeautiful
super thanks

Anonymous said...

terrific group and fantastic music! Can you upload 1966 trio live in Copenhagen on BAT 1? Thanks Nick.
jazzer3ogun

brian said...

Yes..! thanks!

Nick said...

I'll post the 1966 Trio another time

matt w said...

Wow thank you. I've only ever seen the youtube video of this group -- looking forward to this.

Anonymous said...

This is a real treasure! Thanks!

SlimStew said...

Thanks for this!

Sami said...

Thank you! The Ornette's Roma 1974 Youtube clip is definitely one of my favorites. Really looking forward to listen this one.

laika said...

many thanks,excellent post

Quibus said...

Wow! Thanks very much for this!

Bruce Kaplan said...

Thanks so much, Nick, I remember hearing one of these transitional bands in NYC in 1974 (possibly 75). This was at the re-opened Five Spot. I don't remember the other band members, and if anyone does know I'd love to find out. I was unprepared for the impact of Ulmer, and I've wanted to revisit this period for a long time. The music makes much more sense to me now than it did then.

jdogg said...

Links are dead :( Please re-up. Thanks.

Lavendertilly said...

I too would love a re-up, as I missed it first time round. Thanks.

Nick said...

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tpfkaa said...

Thanks Nick.

DW said...

Thanks, Nick!

Lavendertilly said...

And thank you from me too, Nick

roberth said...

thank u nick for re upping this one.i also have been into ornette's transitional periods.
this one looks great
robert

ritzbird said...

Excellent, must have missed this first time round !! Most appreciated.