Rare Ornette Coleman, Chico Hamilton and Joe Harriott albums among Warner Jazz reissues

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ornette-albumA rare Ornette Coleman album, To Whom Who Keeps A Record, featuring outtakes from the period covering Change Of The Century in 1959 and This Is Our Music in 1960, is amongst the latest batch of 50 Warner Jazz reissues released on 6 May from the Japanese ‘Jazz Best Collection 1000 yen’ series, originally launched last summer with 100 reissued titles. Selling in the UK at mid-price (£5.99) these albums come in the original Japanese jewel-box packaging with replica artwork and Obi strip.

Chico-HamiltonSo far this welcome and substantial reissue programme has included a number of hard to find items and the latest batch keeps the standard high. In addition to the Coleman album above, which was only previously released in Japan, there are hard to find gems such as Joe Harriott Double Quintet Indo Jazz Suite; Chico Hamilton A Different Journey (pictured); Miroslav Vitous Magical Shepherd; Chico Freeman Tradition In Transition; Pat Martino Joyous Lake; Yusef Lateef The Gentle Giant; and Alice Coltrane Eternity as well as titles from Mose Allison, Hank Crawford, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Eddie Harris, Herbie Mann and many more.

For more info go to www.warnerjazz.co.uk/jazz100