World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Chappaqua Suite

Article Id: WHEBN0025470661
Reproduction Date:

Title: Chappaqua Suite  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Chappaqua (film), Town Hall, 1962, At the Golden Circle Stockholm
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Chappaqua Suite

Chappaqua Suite
Ornette Coleman
Released 1965
Recorded June 15–17, 1965
Genre Free jazz
Length 80:11
Label Columbia
Producer Henri Renaud
Ornette Coleman chronology

Town Hall, 1962
Chappaqua Suite
An Evening with Ornette Coleman

Chappaqua Suite is a free jazz album, recorded and released in 1965, by alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman. It was originally commissioned by actor/director Conrad Rooks as the soundtrack to his film Chappaqua; however, the music was not used in the released version of the film. According to the album's liner notes, Rooks decided upon hearing Coleman's music that he found it was so beautiful that he feared it would overpower the imagery and action of the film. Instead, Columbia Records released it as a double album, but gave it very little promotion and the album sold poorly. It was taken out of print the following year and has since come back into print intermittently and in very small editions.

Chappaqua Suite was Coleman's first studio recording with his trio featuring David Izenzon on bass and Charles Moffett on drums. It was also his first recording with a full orchestra, in this case a studio orchestra arranged and conducted by Joseph Tekula. Coleman's suite is four parts, each occupying a full record side. Tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders appears on the fourth part of the suite.


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 3½ stars and stated "While not considered a masterwork of Coleman's, perhaps because of its unavailability in the United States in its entirety, Chappaqua Suite is a testament to Coleman's vision as a composer and the power of his orchestral direction. Very worthwhile indeed".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Track listing

  1. "Chappaqua Suite, Part 1" – 21:06
  2. "Chappaqua Suite, Part 2" – 18:41
  3. "Chappaqua Suite, Part 3" – 17:36
  4. "Chappaqua Suite, Part 4" – 21:48
All compositions by Ornette Coleman



This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.