Twins (Ornette Coleman album)

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Compilation album by Ornette Coleman
Released October 4, 1971
Recorded May 22, 1959
July 19 and 26, 1960
December 21, 1960
January 31, 1961
Genre Free jazz
Avant-garde jazz
Length 42:35
Label Atlantic 1588
Producer Nesuhi Ertegün
Ornette Coleman chronology
The Art of the Improvisers
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Twins is a compilation album credited to jazz composer and saxophonist Ornette Coleman, released by Atlantic Records in 1971. The album was assembled without Coleman's input, comprising outtakes from recording sessions of 1959 to 1961 for The Shape of Jazz to Come, This Is Our Music, Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation, and Ornette! Sessions for "Monk and the Nun" took place at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California; for "First Take" at A&R Studios in New York City, and all others at Atlantic Studios also in Manhattan. The track "First Take" was a first attempt at "Free Jazz" from the album of the same name.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ornette Coleman.

Side one[edit]

No. Title Date Length
1. "First Take"   December 21, 1960 17:00
2. "Little Symphony"   July 19, 1960 5:15

Side two[edit]

No. Title Date Length
1. "Monk and the Nun"   May 22, 1959 5:35
2. "Check Up"   January 31, 1961 10:10
3. "Joy of a Toy"   July 26, 1960 4:35