A couple of years back, while on holiday in NYC with the fam, I went to see the Willie Jones III Quintet in The Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at the Lincoln Centre. The Dave Holland Trio (w/ Kevin Eubanks) were at the Village Vanguard downtown on the same evening but they don’t let kids in, at Dizzy’s you can be over 7 years old and they’ll take your money.
I first became a fan of Ornette Coleman back in the early 1980s, when I took out At The Golden Circle Vol. 1 on vinyl from the local library.
What appealed to my cold and detached teenage soul was the Blue Note-designed LP cover. The icy backdrop, the too-cool-for-jazz-school threesome, the black & white of it all.