i found a cd copy of this recording at the eugene public library about 10 years ago, perhaps i was 18 at the time. i fell in love with it, made a cassette copy (which i still have), and wore out the tape. i could never find an original copy of my own.
this album was released on the caravan of dreams label. from wikipedia:
"The Caravan of Dreams was a performing arts center located in the central business district of Fort Worth, Texas during the 1980s and 1990s. The venue was best known locally as a live music nightclub, though this only represented one portion of a larger facility. The center also included a multitrack recording studio, a 212 seat theater, two dance studios, and a rooftop garden.
The Caravan of Dreams was self-described as "a meeting place appealing to audiences who enjoy the creation of new forms of music, theater, dance, poetry and film" that was "architected and managed by and for artists."1001 Arabian Nights, by way of Brion Gysin, who attended the opening of the venue with William S. Burroughs in 1983. The opening celebration centered around performances by Fort Worth native Ornette Coleman, both with his Prime Time ensemble in the nightclub, and with the Fort Worth Symphony at the nearby Convention Center. The event coincided with the mayoral proclamation of September 29, 1983 as "Ornette Coleman Day," when Coleman was presented with a key to the city.The name was taken from
The center operated its own record label, releasing albums by Coleman as well as artists such as Ronald Shannon Jackson, James "Blood" Ulmer, and Twins Seven Seven. Caravan of Dreams also released films (including Ornette: Made in America, a feature-length documentary about Coleman) and spoken word recordings by William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, John P. Allen (as Johnny Dolphin), and others.
The rooftop garden featured hundreds of cacti and succulent plants, as well as a glass geodesic dome. Several years later, Biosphere 2 would incorporate geodesic domes in its structure, with the involvement of some of the same principals behind Caravan of Dreams.
Eventually the facility became less geared toward the experimental (though high-profile) musicians, writers, and artists with whom it was associated in its early days. Caravan of Dreams ceased its production of entertainment media, and the nightclub hosted more mainstream performers outside of the jazz genre.
The nightclub closed in 2001, exactly eighteen years to the day after Ornette Coleman Day, and was converted into a restaurant, Reata at Sundance Square. The theater space continued to be operated as such."the other day i was poking around inside jackpot records on hawthorne street here in portland. i usually do not shop at trendy record shops like that (at least not with jazz vinyl on the shopping list), but i happened to be walking by so i went in. inside i found a sealed unopened original vinyl copy of "in all languages" by ornette coleman. for 10 bucks. i could not believe my eyes - even the cd copies of are rare and generally go for around 40 bucks on ebay.
in all languages, on vinyl, is a 2 record set. the first record consists of ornette's classic 60's quartet (c. haden, d. cherry, e. blackwell) playing 10 songs. on the second record the same 10 songs are performed by his 80's harmolodic ensemble, prime time. and of course the sound and the arrangements are completely different on each LP.
the guy behind the counter said no one was buying the album because of the cover, because it looked like bad 80's jazz (whatever that's supposed to mean). thats why i do not shop in trendy record shops. and thats why i should start shopping in trendy record shops.
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