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List of the best Ornette Coleman albums, including pictures of the cover artwork. This Ornette Coleman discography is ranked from best to worst, based on your votes on the full recorded output of this pioneer of "free jazz" and inventor of "harmelodics", so the top Ornette Coleman albums can be found at the top of the list. Mr. Coleman was a master improvisor and groundbreaking composer, so there is certainly a lot of diversity between his popular (and not-so-popular) records and CDs. If you think the greatest Ornette Coleman album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Ornette Coleman album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Ornette Coleman album of all time?" or "What are the top Ornette Coleman albums?" then this list will answer your questions. The Shape of Jazz to Come and Change of the Century are only the beginning of the albums on this list.

This list of popular Ornette Coleman CDs has been voted on by jazz fans around the world - add your own opinions about the Ornette Coleman recorded canon.

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The Shape of Jazz to Come is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time
The Shape of Jazz to Come Ornette Coleman

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Change of the Century is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time
Change of the Century Ornette Coleman

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Dancing in Your Head is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time
Dancing in Your Head Ornette Coleman

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Tomorrow Is the Question! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time

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This Is Our Music is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time
This Is Our Music Ornette Coleman, The Ornette Coleman Quartet

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Free Jazz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time
Free Jazz Peter Kowald, Gianluigi Trovesi, A. R. Penck

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Something Else!!!! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time

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Song X: Twentieth Anniversary is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time
Song X: Twentieth Anniversary Charlie Haden, Jack DeJohnette, Pat Metheny

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Something Else!!! The Music of... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time

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Soapsuds, Soapsuds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time
Soapsuds, Soapsuds Charlie Haden, Ornette Coleman

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Virgin Beauty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time
Virgin Beauty Ornette Coleman, Ornette Coleman & Prime Time

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Skies of America is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time
Skies of America Ornette Coleman

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In All Languages is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time
In All Languages Ornette Coleman

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Science Fiction is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time
Science Fiction Ornette Coleman

The Best Songs on Eminem's Album Revival

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Ornette On Tenor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time
Ornette On Tenor Ornette Coleman

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Ornette! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time
Ornette! Ornette Coleman

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Of Human Feelings is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time
Of Human Feelings Ornette Coleman

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Body Meta is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time
Body Meta Ornette Coleman

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Chappaqua Suite is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time

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New York Is Now is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time
New York Is Now Ornette Coleman

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Sound Museum - Hidden Man is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time

The Best Rock Vocalists

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The Art of the Improvisers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time

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The Paris Concerts 1965-1966 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time

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The Empty Foxhole is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time
The Empty Foxhole Ornette Coleman

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Love Call is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time
Love Call Ornette Coleman

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In Europe, Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time

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Twins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time

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Whom Do You Work For? is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time

Rock Stars Who Died at Age 30

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An Evening with Ornette Colema... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time

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Tone Dialing is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time
Tone Dialing Ornette Coleman & Prime Time

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Broken Shadows is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time
Broken Shadows Ornette Coleman

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To Whom Who Keeps a Record is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time
To Whom Who Keeps a Record Ornette Coleman

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Who's Crazy? is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time

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Who's Crazy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time

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The Unprecedented Music of Orn... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time

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In Europe, Vol. 1 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time

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Ornette for Ever is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time

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Sound Museum - Three Women is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time