Old and New Dreams: Carrying the Flag for Ornette Coleman’s Tradition
Four major exponents of the music of Ornette Coleman — trumpeter Don Cherry, reed player Dewey Redman, bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Ed Blackwell — carried the flag for Ornette Coleman’s music in their group, Old and New Dreams. Here, they are captured playing Ornette’s composition “Happy House.” The mastery of all is clear on this recording; yet only Charlie Haden, now in ill health, lives today.View Video
Dewey Redman & Pat Metheny – Broad Way Blues
An amazing quartet: Dewey Redman, Pat Metheny, Miroslav Vitous, Jack DeJohnette at a benefit concert for the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock NY in 1981 playing Ornette Coleman’s “Broad Way Blues”. Redman played on Ornette’s original version and Metheny cut it on his very first album.
-Michael CuscunaView Video