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Beauty is a Rare Thing (The Complete Atlantic Recordings)

# Tracks Playtime Session Session Personnel & Personnel Variances for Tracks
1 Focus on Sanity 06:49 Ornette Coleman May 22, 1959 Don Cherry (cornet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Billy Higgins (drums)
2 Chronology 06:04 Ornette Coleman May 22, 1959 Don Cherry (cornet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Billy Higgins (drums)
3 Peace 09:02 Ornette Coleman May 22, 1959 Don Cherry (cornet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Billy Higgins (drums)
4 Congeniality 06:44 Ornette Coleman May 22, 1959 Don Cherry (cornet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Billy Higgins (drums)
5 Lonely Woman 04:57 Ornette Coleman May 22, 1959 Don Cherry (cornet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Billy Higgins (drums)
6 Monk and the Nun 05:53 Ornette Coleman May 22, 1959 Don Cherry (cornet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Billy Higgins (drums)
7 Just For You 03:51 Ornette Coleman May 22, 1959 Don Cherry (cornet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Billy Higgins (drums)
8 Eventually 04:20 Ornette Coleman May 22, 1959 Don Cherry (cornet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Billy Higgins (drums)
9 Una Muy Bonita 05:59 Ornette Coleman October 8, 1959 Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Charlie Haden (bass), Billy Higgins (drums)
10 Bird Food 05:28 Ornette Coleman October 8, 1959 Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Charlie Haden (bass), Billy Higgins (drums)
11 Change of the Century 04:41 Ornette Coleman October 8, 1959 Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Charlie Haden (bass), Billy Higgins (drums)
12 Music Always 05:29 Ornette Coleman October 8, 1959 Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Charlie Haden (bass), Billy Higgins (drums)
13 The Face of the Bass 06:55 Ornette Coleman October 8, 1959 Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Charlie Haden (bass), Billy Higgins (drums)
14 Forerunner 05:13 Ornette Coleman October 9, 1959 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Billy Higgins (drums)
15 Free 06:20 Ornette Coleman October 9, 1959 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Billy Higgins (drums)
16 A Circle With a Hole in the Middle 04:52 Ornette Coleman October 9, 1959 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Billy Higgins (drums)
17 Ramblin' 06:35 Ornette Coleman October 9, 1959 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Billy Higgins (drums)
18 Little Symphony 05:14 Ornette Coleman July 19, 1960 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
19 The Tribes of New York 04:33 Ornette Coleman July 19, 1960 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
20 Kaleidoscope 06:34 Ornette Coleman July 19, 1960 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
21 Rise and Shine 06:11 Ornette Coleman July 19, 1960 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
22 Mr. and Mrs. People 04:40 Ornette Coleman July 19, 1960 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
23 Blues Connotation 05:17 Ornette Coleman July 19, 1960 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
24 I Heard it Over the Radio 06:24 Ornette Coleman July 19, 1960 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
25 P.S. Unless One Has (Blues Connotation #2) 05:53 Ornette Coleman July 19, 1960 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
26 Revolving Doors 04:26 Ornette Coleman July 19, 1960 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
27 Brings Goodness 06:38 Ornette Coleman July 26, 1960 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
28 Joy of a Toy 04:55 Ornette Coleman July 26, 1960 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
29 To Us 04:32 Ornette Coleman July 26, 1960 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
30 Humpty Dumpty 05:21 Ornette Coleman July 26, 1960 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
31 The Fifth of Beethoven 06:37 Ornette Coleman July 26, 1960 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
32 Motive For Its Use 05:39 Ornette Coleman July 26, 1960 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
33 Moon Inhabitants 04:31 Ornette Coleman July 26, 1960 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
34 The Legend of Bebop 07:15 Ornette Coleman July 26, 1960 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
35 Some Other 07:20 Ornette Coleman July 26, 1960 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
36 Embraceable You 04:55 Ornette Coleman July 26, 1960 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
37 All 04:30 Ornette Coleman July 26, 1960 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
38 Folk Tale 04:47 Ornette Coleman August 2, 1960 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
39 Poise 04:37 Ornette Coleman August 2, 1960 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
40 Beauty is a Rare Thing 07:13 Ornette Coleman August 2, 1960 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
41 Free Jazz - The First Take 17:00 Ornette Coleman December 21, 1960 Don Cherry (trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Scott LaFaro (bass), Billy Higgins (drums), Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Eric Dolphy (bass clarinet), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
42 Free Jazz 36:23 Ornette Coleman December 21, 1960 Don Cherry (trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Scott LaFaro (bass), Billy Higgins (drums), Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Eric Dolphy (bass clarinet), Charlie Haden (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
43 Proof Readers 10:25 Ornette Coleman January 31, 1961 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Scott LaFaro (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
44 W.R.U. 16:24 Ornette Coleman January 31, 1961 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Scott LaFaro (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
45 Check Up 10:10 Ornette Coleman January 31, 1961 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Scott LaFaro (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
46 T. & T. 04:35 Ornette Coleman January 31, 1961 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Scott LaFaro (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
47 C. & D. 13:10 Ornette Coleman January 31, 1961 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Scott LaFaro (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
48 R.P.D.D. 09:38 Ornette Coleman January 31, 1961 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Scott LaFaro (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
49 The Alchemy of Scott LaFaro 09:50 Ornette Coleman January 31, 1961 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Scott LaFaro (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
50 Eos 06:35 Ornette Coleman March 22, 1961 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (tenor saxophone), Jimmy Garrison (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
51 Enfant 06:26 Ornette Coleman March 27, 1961 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (tenor saxophone), Jimmy Garrison (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
52 Ecars 07:35 Ornette Coleman March 27, 1961 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (tenor saxophone), Jimmy Garrison (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
53 Cross Breeding 11:17 Ornette Coleman March 27, 1961 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (tenor saxophone), Jimmy Garrison (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
54 Harlem's Manhattan 08:10 Ornette Coleman March 27, 1961 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (tenor saxophone), Jimmy Garrison (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
55 MaPa 09:05 Ornette Coleman March 27, 1961 Don Cherry (pocket trumpet), Ornette Coleman (tenor saxophone), Jimmy Garrison (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
56 Abstraction 04:06 Gunther Schuller December 19, 1960 Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Charles Libove (violin), Roland Vamos (violin), Harry Zaratzian (viola), Alfred Brown (viola), Joseph Tekula (cello), Jim Hall (guitar), Scott LaFaro (bass), Alvin Brehm (bass), Sticks Evans (drums), Gunther Schuller (Conductor)
57 Variants on a Theme of Thelonious Monk 15:23 Gunther Schuller December 20, 1960 Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute), Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Robert De Dominica (flute), Eddie Costa (vibraphone), Charles Libove (violin), Roland Vamos (violin), Harry Zaratzian (viola), Joseph Tekula (cello), Bill Evans (piano), Jim Hall (guitar), Scott LaFaro (bass), George Duvivier (bass), Sticks Evans (drums), Gunther Schuller (arranger, arranger, Conductor)
Leader(s): 
Ornette Coleman
Label Name: 
Rhino Records
Catalog Number: 
0081227956196
Tracks: 
Focus on Sanity
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Chronology
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Peace
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Congeniality
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Lonely Woman
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Monk and the Nun
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Just For You
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Eventually
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Una Muy Bonita
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Bird Food
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Music Always
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Forerunner
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Free
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Ramblin'
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Little Symphony
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Kaleidoscope
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Rise and Shine
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Blues Connotation
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Revolving Doors
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Brings Goodness
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Joy of a Toy
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To Us
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Humpty Dumpty
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Motive For Its Use
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Moon Inhabitants
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Some Other
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Embraceable You
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All
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Folk Tale
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Poise
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Free Jazz
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Proof Readers
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W.R.U.
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Check Up
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T. & T.
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C. & D.
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R.P.D.D.
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Eos
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Enfant
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Ecars
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Cross Breeding
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Harlem's Manhattan
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MaPa
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Abstraction
Format: 
CD
Issue Status: 
reissue
Post-production audio editing
Reissue Producer: 
Yves Beauvais
Remaster: 
remaster
Remaster Engineer: 
Stephen Innocenzi
Remix: 
no
Overdub: 
no
Physical object
Liner note author(s): 
Robert Palmer
Cover artist (s): 
Geoff Gans
Design Supervisor: 
Brigid Pearson
Sources: 
discogs.com; jazzdisco.org
Issue Details: 

Research Assistance: Michael Mazzarella

Harmologician: Mark Chapman

Photographs: Ray Avery, William Claxton, Lee Freidlander, Michael Ochs Archives, Robert Parent, Jon Seivert, Herb Snitzer, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture