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Lost Ornette Coleman Album Gets U.S. Release

As he approaches his 77th birthday, iconoclastic saxophonist Ornette Coleman is experiencing a resurgence. He was recently honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award as well as a “Best Jazz Instrumental” nomination for his latest album, Sound Grammar. Coleman also presented the Best New Artist award to Carried Underwood. What could be more natural?

But while Coleman forges onward, the Water label has delved into his back-catalogue to release the heretofore hopelessly obscure To Whom Who Keeps a Record. The only prior release of the album was a Japanese pressing in 1975.

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