Virgin Beauty

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Virgin Beauty
Virgin Beauty.jpg
Studio album by Ornette Coleman
Released 1988
Length 44:49
Label Portrait
Ornette Coleman chronology
Live at Jazzbuehne Berlin
(1988)
Virgin Beauty
(1988)
Naked Lunch soundtrack
(1991)

Virgin Beauty is an album by Ornette Coleman and his Prime Time ensemble. Portrait Records released the album in 1988.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A link
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[2]

In his review for Allmusic, Scott Yanow notes that "The music is frequently exciting, but will take several listens to absorb. Worth investigating". [1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "3 Wishes" - 4:23
  2. "Bourgeois Boogie" - 5:11
  3. "Happy Hour" - 4:49
  4. "Virgin Beauty" - 3:34
  5. "Healing The Feeling" - 5:21
  6. "Singing In The Shower" - 4:26
  7. "Desert Players" - 4:24
  8. "Honeymooners" - 4:24
  9. "Chanting" - 3:01
  10. "Spelling The Alphabet" - 1:30
  11. "Unknown Artist" - 4:12

Personnel[edit]

  • Denardo Coleman - Drums, Keyboards, Percussion
  • Ornette Coleman - Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin
  • Charles Ellerbie - Guitar
  • Jerry Garcia - Guitar (Tracks 1, 6, 7)
  • Albert MacDowell - Bass
  • Bern Nix - Guitar
  • Chris Walker - Bass
  • Calvin Weston - Drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Ornette Coleman & Prime Time – Virgin Beauty > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  2. ^ DeCurtis, Anthony; Henke, James; George-Warren, Holly (1992). The Rolling Stone Album Guide (3rd ed.). Random House. p. 152. ISBN 0679737294.