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At the Golden Circle Stockholm

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Released  1965 (1965)
Length  82:55
Label  Blue Note Records
Recorded  December 1965
Release date  1965
At the Golden Circle Stockholm httpsimgdiscogscomuhWdXLrh34ilrE6MYPkHLXk3GH
Venue  Gyllene Cirkeln club, Stockholm
At the "Golden Circle" Stockholm (1965)  The Empty Foxhole (1966)
Artists  Ornette Coleman, The Ornette Coleman Trio, Don Cherry, Paul Bley
Genres  Free jazz, Avant-garde jazz
Similar  Ornette Coleman albums, Free jazz albums, Other albums

At the "Golden Circle" Stockholm is a two-volume album by the Ornette Coleman Trio, documenting concerts on the nights of December 3 and 4, 1965, in the Gyllene Cirkeln club in Stockholm. It marked the beginning of Coleman's contract with Blue Note.


The music has been described as "brilliant, optimistic closely unified thematic improvisations". "Snowflakes and Sunshine" marked the introduction of his unconventional violin and trumpet playing. "In Coleman's hands, both instruments are refunctioned into 'sound tools' (...) producers of sounds, rhythms and emotions." The Penguin Guide to Jazz listed both volumes as part of its "Core Collection" and gave each a four-star rating (of a possible four stars).

The 2002 CD reissue includes previously unreleased bonus tracks in both volumes.

Track listing

All tracks written by Ornette Coleman.

Volume 1

  1. "Faces and Places"
  2. "European Echoes"
  3. "Dee Dee"
  4. "Dawn"
  5. "Faces and Places" (Alternate take) (*)
  6. "European Echoes" (Alternate take) (*)
  7. "Doughnuts" (*)

(*) Previously unreleased bonus tracks included in the 2002 CD reissue.

Volume 2

  1. "Snowflakes and Sunshine"
  2. "Morning Song"
  3. "The Riddle"
  4. "Antiques"
  5. "Morning Song" (Alternate take) (*)
  6. "The Riddle" (Alternate take) (*)
  7. "Antiques" (Alternate take) (*)

(*) Previously unreleased bonus tracks included in the 2002 CD reissue.


  • Ornette Coleman — alto saxophone, violin, trumpet
  • David Izenzon — double bass
  • Charles Moffett — drums
  • Songs

    1Snowflakes And Sunshine10:47
    2Morning Song10:43
    3The Riddle10:00


    At the Golden Circle Stockholm Wikipedia

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