JOHN COLTRANE & DON CHERRY : THE AVANT-GARDE [ Rhino & Atlantic ]
Catalogue : Rhino & Atlantic / 081227945190 & 1451
Format : LP, Reissue
Condition : New
Country : US
Released : 2017
Genre : Jazz, Avant Garde
The Avant-Garde is an album credited to jazz musicians John Coltrane and Don Cherry that was released in 1966 on Atlantic Records. It features Coltrane playing several compositions by Ornette Coleman accompanied by the members of Coleman's quartet: Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Ed Blackwell.
The album was assembled from two unissued recording sessions at Atlantic Studios in New York City in 1960. As Coltrane's fame grew during the 1960s, long after he had stopped recording for the label, Atlantic, like Prestige before it, used unissued recordings to create marketable albums without consulting him. This is the last known album by John Coltrane in this category, and only the second collaboration in this category of recordings.