This is Ornette's second Contemporary album, recorded a year after his debut Something Else!!!! (OJCCD-163-2), again featuring Don Cherry but substituting the "house" rhythm section of Shelly Manne and Red Mitchell for Billy Higgins and Don Payne.
Albums followed on Atlantic, Blue Note, ESP, and Horizon. Ornette's "accessibility" remains a record company concern–a 1988 Portrait release was touted by the label as his "most accessible." But his music was accessible enough 40 years ago for Contemporary's Les Koenig to have launched Coleman's enduring and distinguished recording career.
with Don Cherry, Percy Heath, Red Mitchell, Shelly Manne