This set is surely one of the finds of the year.
Ornette Coleman’s music was avant-garde but, perhaps unconsciously, his notion of art as free lyrical adventure was deeply American.
Jim Hall sounds at his best on these newly issued duets. So does Charlie Haden, whose plangent sound has rarely, if ever, been captured so well.
“One of the great things about improvisation is that it teaches you the importance of the moment and how to live in that moment and place importance on this life and making this life better.”