Playing (album)

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Live album by Old and New Dreams
Released 1980
Recorded June 1980
Genre Jazz
Length 54:52
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Old and New Dreams chronology
Old and New Dreams
A Tribute to Blackwell

Playing is a live album by jazz quartet Old and New Dreams. It features trumpeter Don Cherry, saxophonist Dewey Redman, bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Ed Blackwell and was recorded in 1980 for the ECM label.[1]


Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars with reviewer Scott Yanow calling it "Recommended, as are Old and New Dreams' other three releases".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Happy House" (Ornette Coleman) - 11:07
  2. "Mopti" (Don Cherry) - 7:56
  3. "New Dream" (Coleman) - 9:04
  4. "Rushour" (Dewey Redman) - 7:01
  5. "Broken Shadows" (Coleman) - 9:58
  6. "Playing" (Charlie Haden) - 9:46
  • Recorded at the Cornmarket Theater in Bregenz, Austria in June 1980



  1. ^ Old and New Dreams discography accessed May 3, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed May 3, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 154. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.