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Skies of America / Ornette Coleman.

Author/creator Coleman, Ornette composer, performer.
Other author/creatorMeasham, David, conductor.
Other author/creatorLondon Symphony Orchestra, performer.
Format Audio (CD) and Musical Sound Recording
Publication InfoNew York, NY : Columbia/Legacy, [2000?], ℗1972.
Description1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Series TomtheJazzman Collection
TomtheJazzman Collection. UNAUTHORIZED
Contents 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.
Abstract 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 noteGift of TomtheJazzman Mallison.
General noteJazz.
General noteWorks "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 noteOriginally released as Columbia KC 31562.
General noteCompact disc.
General noteProgram notes by John Litweiler, and by Ornette Coleman in English from the original liner (10 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
CreditsProducer, Paul Myers ; executive producer, James Jordan.
Performer London Symphony Orchestra; Ornette Coleman, alto saxophone (in 7 tracks); David Measham, conductor.
Date/time/place of a event noteRecorded April 17-20, 1972, at EMI Abbey Road Studios, London.
UPC 074646356821
UPC 7464635682
Publisher numberCK 63568 Columbia/Legacy
Publisher numberKC 31562 Columbia

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