LIMITED EDITION 180g VINYL LP WITH DOWNLOAD CODE This release presents the seminal Ornette Coleman album Change of the Century (Atlantic SD1327) in its entirety. It was the second LP featuring the wonderful piano-less quartet with Don Cherry, Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins. This quartet had first recorded together on May 22, 1959, when The Shape of Jazz to Come was made - a watershed event in the genesis of avantgarde jazz. It shattered traditional concepts of jazz harmony, disposing of both the piano player and the whole idea of concretely outlined chord changes. The compositions there followed almost no predetermined harmonic structure, allowing Coleman and Don Cherry an unprecedented freedom to take the melodies of their solo lines in whatever direction they felt in the moment, regardless of what the piece s tonal center appeared to be. This same quartet would record a second album on October 8, 1959: Change of the Century. The bonus track is from the same session, but was not included on the original LP.