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Blackwell, Ed

Overview
Works: 303 works in 859 publications in 3 languages and 5,859 library holdings
Genres: Jazz  Live sound recordings  Alternate takes (Sound recordings)  Saxophone music (Jazz) 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Author, Composer, Musician
Classifications: M1366, 781.65
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ed Blackwell
Free jazz : a collective improvisation by Ornette Coleman Double Quartet( Recording )

22 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By 1961, when Free Jazz was released, alto saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman was infamous in the jazz world. His searing alto sax and full-ensemble take on melody were assailed by critics. Free Jazz only furthered Coleman's infamy, with its seamless, seemingly atonal high energy and wholesale lack of a melodic or harmonic center. For the session, Coleman assembled two complete quartets and had them play the same music opposite each other, with diving power and a kind of strange grace usually associated with acoustic blues. The music is raw and incisive, with sharp tones and biting solos appearing amidst propulsive rhythms that still seem whispery in their swishing shuffle. This recording helped cast the 1960s--and every decade since--in jazz. It drew a line in the sand, and critics, fans, and musicians are still haggling over the line today."--Andrew Bartlett
Eric Dolphy at the Five Spot by Eric Dolphy( Recording )

24 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heavyweight champion : the complete Atlantic recordings by John Coltrane( Recording )

4 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beauty is a rare thing : the complete Atlantic recordings by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contains the entirety of Ornette Coleman's recorded output for the Atlantic label, including the contents of the following albums: The shape of jazz to come; Change of the century; This is our music; Free jazz; Ornette!; Ornette on tenor; The art of the improvisers; Twins; To whom who keeps a record"--Container
Queen of the organ : Shirley Scott memorial album by Eric Dolphy( )

8 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old and new dreams by Old and New Dreams (Musical group)( Recording )

31 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The avant-garde by John Coltrane( Recording )

22 editions published between 1960 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-issue of the 1967 classic (recorded on June 28 and July 8, 1960) between legendary jazz musicians John Coltrane and Don Cherry. Lots of improvisations going on here and Coltrane's "Sheets Of Sound" being matched by Cherry's high energy, showing us how a Cornet can be played
Eric Dolphy at the Five Spot by Eric Dolphy( Recording )

15 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete science fiction sessions by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

6 editions published in 2000 in Undetermined and English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the soul by Joe Lovano( Recording )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ornette on tenor by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

19 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of the improvisers by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sounds of joy by Joe Lovano( )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete communion by Don Cherry( Recording )

15 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mighty lights by Jane Ira Bloom( )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ed Blackwell Project by Ed Blackwell Project( )

1 edition published in 2009 and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ornette! by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

8 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ed Blackwell Project by Ed Blackwell Project( )

1 edition published in 2009 and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where is Brooklyn? by Don Cherry( Recording )

9 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of Eric Dolphy by Eric Dolphy( )

3 editions published in 2004 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Blackwell, Eddie

Blackwell Eddie 1929-1992

Blackwell, Edward

Blackwell, Edward 1929-

Blackwell Edward 1929-1992

Blackwell, Edward Joseph 1929-1992

Ed Blackwell American drummer

Ed Blackwell americký bubeník

Ed Blackwell Amerikaans jazzmuzikant (1929-1992)

Ed Blackwell amerikansk musikar

Ed Blackwell amerikansk musiker

Ed Blackwell batterista statunitense

Ed Blackwell batteur et percussionniste de jazz

Ed Blackwell músico estadounidense

Ed Blackwell US-amerikanischer Jazz-Schlagzeuger

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Languages
English (32)

German (11)

Spanish (2)

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