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The New York Contemporary Five

Copenhagen 1963 Revisited

Label: ezz-thetics

Format: CD

Genre: Jazz

In stock


Despite persisting labeling of its music as avant-garde, The New York Contemporary Five played unthreatening contemporary jazz almost as often as it explored more daring materials. Two of Thelonious Monk’s loveliest melodies – “Monk’s Mood” and “Crepuscule with Nellie” – were embedded into their sets, aswell as three of Ornette Coleman’s more accessible, swinging vehicles, “O.C.,”“When Will the Blues Leave,” and “Emotions.” These pieces provided a perspectiveof contemporary jazz that placed the adventurous, even bristling originals penned by Don Cherry, Archie Shepp, and John Tchicai, on a relatively undaunting horizon. – Bill Shoemaker


Archie Shepp - tenor saxophone
Don Cherry - cornet
John Tchicai - alto saxophone
Don Moore - double bass
J.C. Moses - drums

Cat. number: ezz-thetics 1124
Year: 2021
“We present the total concert in the sequence as performed, remastered on one CD. Editorial improvements and omitting the applause between the tracks made it possible. The total time of 79:30 is still within the RedBook limits of CD manufacturing. On CD players of the first generation it is possible that you cannot listen to all.” (Werner X. Uehlinger)

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