TomtheJazzman Collection. UNAUTHORIZED
||Skies of America -- Native Americans -- The good life -- Birthdays and funerals -- Dreams -- Sounds of sculpture -- Holiday for heroes -- All of my life -- Dancers -- The soul within woman -- The artist in America -- The new anthem -- Place in space -- Foreigner in a free land -- Silver screen -- Poetry -- The men who live in the White House -- Love life -- The military -- Jam session -- Sunday in America.
||Skies of America is a fully (though controversially) scored concerto grosso, comprised of, as Coleman wrote in liner notes for the original LP release, "melody, harmony, and the movement of forms. . .based on the four clefs bass, treble, tenor and alto. . .meaning to modulate in range without changing keys." Coleman's improvising jazz ensemble is nestled between and overlapping with orchestral passages, with the massive yet sometimes delicate atonal clusters rendering this a particularly American--if surrealistic--symphonic work.
|Local note||Gift of TomtheJazzman Mallison.|
|General note||Works "for a symphony orchestra based on a theory book called The harmolodic theory ... [with] eight themes and a harmolodic movement for each theme"--Insert.|
|General note||Originally released as Columbia KC 31562.|
|General note||Compact disc.|
|General note||Program notes by John Litweiler, and by Ornette Coleman in English from the original liner (10 p. : ill.) inserted in container.|
|Credits||Producer, Paul Myers ; executive producer, James Jordan.|
||London Symphony Orchestra; Ornette Coleman, alto saxophone (in 7 tracks); David Measham, conductor.
|Date/time/place of a event note||Recorded April 17-20, 1972, at EMI Abbey Road Studios, London.|
|Publisher number||CK 63568 Columbia/Legacy|
|Publisher number||KC 31562 Columbia|