Ornette Coleman – ‘Genesis of Genius: The Contemporary Albums’ arrives in March

Craft Recordings had a very strong 2021 with a long list of excellent reissues that sold out very quickly. We suspect this upcoming Ornette Coleman collection will sell out long before the first pre-orders ship in March.

Jazz has really benefited from the resurgence of vinyl; Americans bought over 40 million new records in 2021 and almost all of us were left waiting for our Blue Note Tone Poet Series albums and some of the other reissues that sold out within days of release.

25,000 copies of the UHQR pressing of kind of blue which were priced at $100 sold out in 2021. It’s completely gone.

This $75 version will sell out within a week. Guaranteed.

Contemporary Records celebrates its 70th anniversaryand anniversary with the release of the new box set, Ornette Coleman – Genesis of Genius: The Contemporary Albums (2-LP, 2-CD and digital formats released March 25). Available for pre-order now, the sets feature two flagship versions, 1958 Something else!!!! The music of Ornette Coleman and 1959 Tomorrow is the question! Ornette Coleman’s New Music.

Both albums were originally recorded by a legendary engineer Roy Du Nannthe man responsible for the famous sound quality of contemporary albums, and have been newly mastered for this release by Bernie Grundmanwho himself made his debut at Contemporary, mentored by DuNann.

Ornette Coleman

the 180 gram vinyl setwho will be in a hurry at RTIhas been cut from the original analog tapes to lacquerwith the original tapes also used for new hi-res transfers and mastering by Grundman for CD and digital editions. Deluxe sets include a 32-page booklet with archival photos and new detailed notes from GRAMMY® Award-winning music historian Ashley Kahn. LP jackets also replicate the original tip-on versions.

Ornette Coleman - Something Else

SACD versions of both albums will also be available exclusively through the Craft Recordings website on the same date, March 25, 2022.

Where to order: Craft recordings | Amazon

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