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Torn Light Records
Chicago, IL 60647

Old And New Dreams – A Tribute To Blackwell

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Reissue, originally released in 1990. This was Old and New Dreams, a legendary quartet and possibly one the most important line-up in the post-Ornette Coleman continuum! Recorded live in Atlanta in 1987 and first released in 1990, their second Black Saint release stands as the group final statement. A high-quality recording capturing an outstanding performance as homage to Ed Blackwell, one of the greatest drummers in the history of jazz. A strong and sensitive musician who managed to integrate the New Orleans rhythm tradition with the propulsive drive of free jazz. This was an amazing concert based on a great setlist including three Coleman’s originals “Happy House”, “Law Years”, and “Street Woman”, plus Blackwell’s “Togo” and Dewey Redman‘s “Dewey’s Tune”. Personnel: Dewey Redman – tenor sax, musette; Don Cherry – pocket trumpet; Charlie Haden double bass; Ed Blackwell – drums.

All of the musicians are in top form on this no-changes music, creating fresh and intuitive melodies with both freedom and hints of the tradition” –AllMusic.


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SKU 25415944