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August 26, 2012

"Man On The Moon" - Ornette Coleman

Yesterday (8/25/12) Neil Armstrong left us.  Not to travel to the moon and back again, but instead he is forever a part of the Cosmos that exists beyond our tiny Spaceship we call Earth. 

In 1969, Ornette Coleman released a 7" single to celebrate the Moon Landing.  This rare, out of print gem was issued by Impulse and was only available in France.  It's no surprise that Ornette would create music in response to Space travel.   His music looked to the future (and still does) in time that was stepping into the future.

Ornette Coleman - alto sax; Don Cherry - trumpet; Dewey Redman - tenor sax; Charlie Haden - bass; Ed Blackwell - drums; Emmanuel Ghent - electronic devices on "Man on the Moon."

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