WorldCat Identities

Blackwell, Ed

Overview
Works: 403 works in 1,180 publications in 2 languages and 6,574 library holdings
Genres: Jazz  Free jazz  Live sound recordings  Alternate takes (Sound recordings) 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, bat, per, Author, tam, 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 )

7 editions published between 1961 and 2002 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric Dolphy at the Five Spot by Eric Dolphy( Recording )

29 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After having left the ensemble of Charles Mingus and upon working with John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy formed a short-lived but potent quintet with trumpeter Booker Little, who would pass away three months after this recording. Despite all of the obstacles and subsequent tragedy, this quintet became legendary over the years -- justifiably so -- and developed into a role model for all progressive jazz combos to come. The combined power of Dolphy and Little -- exploring overt but in retrospect not excessive dissonance and atonality -- made them a target for critics but admired among the burgeoning progressive post-bop scene. With the always stunning shadings of pianist Mal Waldron, the classical-cum-daring bass playing of Richard Davis, and the colorful drumming of alchemistic Ed Blackwell, there was no stopping this group. Live at the legendary Five Spot Café in New York City, this band set the Apple, and the entire jazz world on their collective ears. "Fire Waltz" demonstrates perfectly how the bonfire burns from inside the soul of these five brilliant provocateurs, as Dolphy's sour alto and Little's dour trumpet signify their new thing. Dolphy's solo is positively furious, while Blackwell nimbly switches up sounds within the steady 3/4 beat. "Bee Vamp" does not buzz so much as it roars in hard bop trim. A heavy tandem line breaks and separates in the horn parts like booster rockets. Blackwell is even more amazing, and Dolphy's ribald bass clarinet set standards that still influences players of the instrument. Where "The Prophet" is a puckery blues, it is also open armed with minor phrasings and stretched harmonics. This is where Waldron and Davis shine in their terra cotta facades of roughly hewn accompaniments to Dolphy and Little's bold flavored statements. A shorter alternate take of "Bee Vamp" is newly available, shorter by two-and-a-half minutes and with a clipped introductory melody. Most hail this first volume, and a second companion album from the same sessions, as music that changed the jazz world as much as Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane's innovative excursions of the same era. All forward thinking and challenged listeners need to own these epic club dates. ~ Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide
The heavyweight champion : the complete Atlantic recordings by John Coltrane( Recording )

5 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 263 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
Memorial album by Eric Dolphy( )

11 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric Dolphy at the Five Spot by Eric Dolphy( )

21 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second of three CDs that document the Eric Dolphy/Booker Little quintet's playing at the Five Spot (the third volume is titled Memorial Album) and features the group (with pianist Mal Waldron, bassist Richard Davis and drummer Ed Blackwell) really stretching out during long versions of Little's "Aggression" and the standard "Like Someone in Love." Dolphy's playing (whether on alto, bass clarinet or flute) always defied categorization while Little (who passed away less than three months later) was the first new voice on the trumpet to emerge after Clifford Brown's death in 1956. An excellent set although at just 36 minutes, one wishes that it had been combined with one of the other two volumes. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
The complete science fiction sessions by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ornette on tenor by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

26 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where is Brooklyn? by Don Cherry( )

12 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the soul by Joe Lovano( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sounds of joy by Joe Lovano( )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of the improvisers by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete communion by Don Cherry( Recording )

20 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The avant-garde by John Coltrane( Recording )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2016 and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mighty lights by Jane Ira Bloom( )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ed Blackwell Project by Ed Blackwell Project( )

2 editions published in 2009 and held by 108 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 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ed Blackwell Project by Ed Blackwell Project( )

3 editions published in 2009 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric Dolphy at the Five Spot by Eric Dolphy( )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Blackwell, Eddie.

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Eddie Blackwell

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Languages
English (39)

German (18)