This is a beautiful Atlantic White Label Promo copy pressed at Monarch. There are also White Label copies from Presswell and this version seems to be the rarer of them. I have one of each and quickly compared them, I actually preferred this one but either would make me happy so hopefully the Monarch can provide that service for someone else. This is a great compilation of Ornette recordings from 1959 to 1961, when he was really starting to push jazz towards its outward boundaries. Allmusic gives it four stars, noting, "Connoisseurs consider this one of his better recordings in that it offers an overview of what Coleman was thinking in those pivotal years of the free bop movement."
Vinyl: EX (super clean!)
Cover: VG+ (light general wear, promo stamp)
Play notes: Sounds great and plays quietly
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