“The Avant-Garde” is a collaboration with Trumpet legend Don Cherry and Sax great John Coltrane that was released in 1966 by Atlantic Records. It showcases Coltrane at the peak of his career, both as a player and composer.
“The Avant-Garde” has Coltrane playing several compositions by Ornette Coleman accompanied by the members of Coleman’s quartet: Cherry on Trumpet, Charlie Haden on Bass, and Ed Blackwell on Drums. The album was assembled from two unissued recording sessions at Atlantic Studios in New York City in 1960.
Re-Issue. Cut Out. Atlantic SD 1451. 1966. VG****