Science Fiction (Ornette Coleman album)

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Science Fiction
Science Fiction (Ornette Coleman album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1972[1]
RecordedSeptember 9, 10 & October 13, 1971
GenreAvant-garde jazz, Free jazz
Length37:03
LabelColumbia
Ornette Coleman chronology
Broken Shadows
(1971)
Science Fiction
(1972)
Skies of America
(1972)

Science Fiction is an album by the American jazz saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman recorded in 1971 and released on the Columbia label.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 5 stars and stated "Science Fiction was his creative rebirth, a stunningly inventive and appropriately alien-sounding blast of manic energy... Science Fiction is a meeting ground between Coleman's past and future; it combines the fire and edge of his Atlantic years with strong hints of the electrified, globally conscious experiments that were soon to come. And, it's overflowing with brilliance".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ornette Coleman

  1. "What Reason Could I Give?" - 3:06
  2. "Civilization Day" - 6:04
  3. "Street Woman" - 4:50
  4. "Science Fiction" - 5:03
  5. "Rock the Clock" - 3:16
  6. "All My Life" - 3:56
  7. "Law Years" - 5:22
  8. "The Jungle Is a Skyscraper" - 5:26
  • Recorded at Columbia Studio E, NYC on September 9 (tracks 2, 3, 7 & 8), September 10 (track 4) and October 13 (tracks 1, 5 & 6), 1971

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard". February 26, 1972.
  2. ^ Ornette Coleman discography accessed November 30, 2010
  3. ^ a b Huey, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 30, 2010
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. pp. 45. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.