Jun 12, 2015

12 Stylish Ornette Coleman LP Covers

Ornette Coleman was a giant of jazz, an innovator and style icon who was a force in music and culture for over 50 years. He passed away June 11 at the age of 85. Here’s a collection of a dozen of his coolest and most stylish LP covers.

Many of the covers in this collection came from London Jazz Collector.

(Above): Tomorrow Is the Question! (1959)

ornette-coleman-this-is-our-music-mono-1600-front-coveractualThis Is Our Music (1960)

ornette-cover-1600Ornette! (1961)

587022_ornette_shape_covert_1600The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959)

00602537656134-cover-zoomNew York Is Now! (1968)

81vzX7pYUFL._SL1417_Dancing in Your Head (1976)

something-else-the-music-of-ornette-coleman-521c7f1524a20Something Else!!!! (1958)

ornette-coleman-change-of-the-century-cover-1600Change of the Century (1959)

115996014Love Call (1968)

free-jazz-521c7f1523103Free Jazz (1960)

179691_1_fOrnette on Tenor (1962)

Ornette_at_12_20130611103033Ornette at 12 (1969), with son Denardo.