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Free Jazz by the Ornette Coleman Double Quartet

Contributed by Rob Hudson on Jun 12th, 2015. Artwork published in .
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    1961 album that gave the subgenre that would come to be known as ‘Free Jazz’ its name. Typical of the controversial reception, Down Beat magazine published a special double review, with one critic awarded the album Five Stars, and the other Zero Stars.

    The original gatefold cover incorporated a cutout that revealed a detail of Jackson Pollock’s 1954 painting The White Light.

    The inside of the gatefold cover, with the cutout at the left revealing a portion of the Pollock painting on the front cover.
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    The inside of the gatefold cover, with the cutout at the left revealing a portion of the Pollock painting on the front cover.

    Back cover.
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    Back cover.

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    2 Comments on “Free Jazz by the Ornette Coleman Double Quartet”

    1. The name of the designer, Loring Eutemy, is shown on the left side of the gatefold spread in your second slide.

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