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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.

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

    1. Aug 13th, 2015  2:14 am
      The name of the designer, Loring Eutemy, is shown on the left side of the gatefold spread in your second slide.
    2. Aug 13th, 2015  12:44 pm

      Thanks, Chris!

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