Beauty Is A Rare Thing/7:12
(Gershwin and Gershwin)
Ornette Coleman/alto sax
Don Cherry/pocket trumpet
"He keeps playing in his vivid language."
Charlie Haden/double bass
"This man has an ear and feeling for music that one can't help but hear and feel when he is playing."
"This man can play rhythm so close to the tempered notes that one seems to hear them take each other's places."
Produced by Nesuhi Ertegun
Recorded July-August 1960
Released February 1961 on Atlantic
This Is Our Music is Ornette Coleman's only Atlantic release with a cover track ("Embraceable You").
About myself. I'm thirty years of age and was born in Texas -- Fort Worth to be exact. Since there isn't too much I haven't told you about my music, I really told you about myself through it. The other autobiography of my life is like everyone else's. Born, work, sad and happy and etc. We do hope you enjoy our music.--Ornette Coleman, liner notes to This Is Our Music
All quotes from liner notes.