Ornette Coleman and Charlie Haden ‎- Soapsuds, Soapsuds

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Soapsuds, Soapsuds is an album by Ornette Coleman and Charlie Haden recorded in 1977 and released on the Artists House label.

“This unusual album found Coleman taking time off from his electric free funk group, Prime Time, to record acoustic duets with his longtime associate, bassist Charlie Haden. Coleman switches to tenor and trumpet for the challenging music which includes three of his originals, Haden’s “Human Being” and oddly enough, the theme from the TV show Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Haden, who had proved to be the perfect bassist for the original Ornette Coleman Quartet (who else could have filled his shoes in 1959?), is the equal of Coleman on this 1996 reissue CD, inspiring the saxophonist to play near his peak.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:

Side A
“Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman” (Sanger D. Shafer) – 7:44
“Human Being” (Charlie Haden) − 7:46
“Soap Suds” – 5:12

Side B
“Sex Spy” (Ornette Coleman) – 9:55
“Some Day” (Ornette Coleman)  – 7:34

Ornette Coleman – tenor saxophone, trumpet
Charlie Haden – bass


Released: 1977
Recorded: January 30, 1977
Studio The Hit Factory, New York City, NY
Length: 38:11
Label: Artists House
Producer: John Snyder