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Ornette Coleman, The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By David Measham - Skies Of America download album

  • Performer: Ornette Coleman
  • Title: Skies Of America
  • Genre: Jazz / Classical
  • Country: US
  • Formats: MMF DTS MP1 RA AUD WAV ADX
  • Released: 1972
  • Style: Free Jazz, Fusion, Contemporary
  • MP3 album: 1651 mb
  • FLAC album: 1688 mb
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Ornette Coleman, The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By David Measham - Skies Of America download album

Orchestra – The London Symphony Orchestra. Painting – Michael Gross (10). Producer – James Jordan (2). Tenor Saxophone, Oboe – Dewey Redman. Other Versions (5 of 20) View All. Cat.Skies Of America ‎(LP, Album).

Orchestra – The London Symphony Orchestra. Matrix, Runout (Side A Runout, stamped): P AL 31562-1A. Matrix, Runout (Side B Runout, stamped): P BL 31562-1B. Skies Of America ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM). Columbia, Legacy.

Skies of America is the 17th album by jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman, released on Columbia Records in 1972. It consists of one long composition by Coleman taking up both sides of the album, played by the London Symphony Orchestra and conducted by David Measham. Coleman himself only plays on a few segments, and there is no other jazz instrumentation.

Ornette Coleman with The London Symphony Orchestra. Covered by (4 artists). Discover The Original. SecondHandSongs is building the most comprehensive source of cover song information.

Coleman himself solos beautifully in the middle of the disc, from "The Artist in America" on and off until the work's end with "Sunday in America. This is loaded music: politically, emotionally, and also spiritually. The dissonance doesn't seem so profound now, but it still rubs against the grain of Western harmonic principles in all the right ways. It's difficult to find the sense of what chord is dominant in Coleman's composition, and for that alone it's valuable. Ornette Coleman - Sax (Alto) The London Symphony Orchestra David Measham - Conductor.

Tracklist

A1 Skies Of America 2:48
A2 Native Americans 1:11
A3 The Good Life 1:33
A4 Birthdays And Funerals 3:14
A5 Dreams 0:53
A6 Sounds Of Sculpture 1:19
A7 Holiday For Heroes 1:09
A8 All Of My Life 3:40
A9 Dancers 1:18
A10 The Soul Within Woman 0:50
A11 The Artist In America 3:56
B1 The New Anthem 0:31
B2 Place In Space 2:44
B3 Foreigner In A Free Land 1:19
B4 Silver Screen 1:12
B5 Poetry 1:14
B6 The Men Who Live In The White House 2:50
B7 Love Life 4:34
B8 The Military 0:33
B9 Jam Session 0:40
B10 Sunday In America 4:28

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – EMI Studios
  • Mixed At – CBS Studios, London
  • Manufactured By – Columbia Records
  • Manufactured By – CBS Records Inc.
  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Records Inc.

Credits

  • Alto Saxophone [Uncredited], Composed By, Liner Notes, Orchestrated By – Ornette Coleman
  • Bass [Uncredited] – Charlie Haden
  • Conductor – David Measham
  • Design – Ed Lee
  • Drums [Uncredited] – Ed Blackwell
  • Engineer – Mike FitzHenry, Anthony Clark*
  • Orchestra – The London Symphony Orchestra
  • Painting – Michael Gross
  • Producer – James Jordan
  • Tenor Saxophone, Oboe [Uncredited] – Dewey Redman

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout , stamped): P AL 31562-1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, stamped): P BL 31562-1B
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
C 31562 Ornette Coleman, The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By David Measham Ornette Coleman, The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By David Measham - Skies Of America ‎(LP, Album) Columbia C 31562 US 1972
CK 63568 Ornette Coleman Skies Of America ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy CK 63568 Europe 2000
S 65147 Ornette Coleman Skies Of America ‎(LP, Album) CBS S 65147 Netherlands 1972
KC 31562 Ornette Coleman Skies Of America ‎(LP, Album, RE) Columbia KC 31562 US 2000
16C 31562 Ornette Coleman Skies Of America ‎(Cass, Album) Columbia 16C 31562 US 1972




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