Ornette Coleman
Science Fiction


5.0
classic

Review

by AnimalsAsSummit USER (25 Reviews)
March 14th, 2018 | 44 replies


Release Date: 1972 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Ornette meets God

Many people already are well aware of who Ornette Coleman is, and that his contributions to jazz are considered essential to the very crafting of the genre. With this being stated, I would like to keep this review as short as I can, and let this incredible music speak for itself. It will speak, trust me.

What Coleman does on Science Fiction is nothing short of unbelievable. First of all he acquires this "golden" set of absolutely mindboggling players. They are all empathetic to eachother's playing and it is fascinating and awe inspiring to listen to it as it unfolds. Ornette commands the group with the power of a God, and everyone seems to become a divine being as a result. Seriously the atmosphere created by the players needs to be heard to be believed.

This album is enigmatic in Ornette's discography. Like its title would suggest, it is prophetic and futuristic. You know this for sure when you hear the songs "Rock the Clock" and "Science Fiction", a song where Ornette proclaims, "My mind belongs to civilization" in a robotic voice as hyberblasting drums fall at the speed of a maglev behind him along with frantic blastings of instrumentation. Don't miss out on this album. Here, at least to me, is where Ornette becomes a prophet and truly comes face to face with what some would call God.



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AnimalsAsSummit
March 14th 2018


3768 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

best ornette.

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Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
March 14th 2018


18531 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Hummina [3]

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SandwichBubble
March 14th 2018


9335 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Didn't this have a 4.5 average at some point, who let the kids know about this

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Papa Universe
March 14th 2018


20043 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

ornette POSman

this needed a review!

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TVC15
March 14th 2018


9896 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Holy fuck

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TVC15
March 14th 2018


9896 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

“who let the kids know about this“



If by kids you mean Doof then blame Sput I guess

MadKungFu
March 14th 2018


622 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Fuck yes Ornette Coleman

Skoop
March 14th 2018


2083 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Oh hell yes

evilford
March 14th 2018


42078 Comments


I like omelettes

bgillesp
March 14th 2018


6710 Comments


Doof just rates based on what keeps his objectivity at 100%

Green Baron
March 14th 2018


24430 Comments


another Science Fiction thread?

Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
March 14th 2018


18531 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah



it's good AND the person who made it wasn't a piece of shit, essential

AnimalsAsSummit
March 14th 2018


3768 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

aww yeahhh



the last track actually might be the most insane one here

MadKungFu
March 15th 2018


622 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

It kills me how beautiful "What Reason Could I Give" is

AnimalsAsSummit
March 15th 2018


3768 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

agreed hard. that song really reminds me of End of Evangelion for some reason. too good.

brainmelter
March 15th 2018


6266 Comments


wows this sounds cool

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parksungjoon
March 15th 2018


9207 Comments


Jazz that isn't Miles Davis? On my sputnik?!

Always wished Coleman (and some others for that matter) got more recognition

DoofusWainwright
March 15th 2018


19991 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

This album is actually too much for me. All men have their limits.

DoofusWainwright
March 15th 2018


19991 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

A lot of jazz ‘parps’.



When I say a lot I mean this might be the big bang that started all jazz parps

MotokoKusanagi
March 15th 2018


1737 Comments


"best ornette. "

dunno about that but yeah this is amazing. not sure how you can give this a 2 with Charlie Haden's bass on here

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