The Best Ornette Coleman Albums of All Time

Ornette Coleman is one of the most prolific jazz saxophonists of all time, not to mention one of the great players of the instrument. Here, you'll find a complete list of the best Ornette Coleman albums, including every studio album as well as 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. 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. Not only did Ornette Coleman build a career with his trumpet playing, but he also played violin and trumpet. Moreover, he composed a long list of great albums, including hits like The Shape of Jazz to Come and Change of the Century.

This list of popular Ornette Coleman albums has been voted on by jazz fans around the world. You too can help rank each album starting with the best by voting up your favorite albums and voting any down if you feel they should be lower on the list.