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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Ornette Coleman CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Ornette Coleman albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Ornette Coleman record collection, Ornette Coleman CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

We appreciate your support for Ornette Coleman and our indie music store!

They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Ornette Coleman Biography

Ornette Coleman (born March 9, 1930) is an American saxophonist and composer. He was one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement of the 1960s.

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Ornette Coleman Bio Continued

Coleman was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, where he began performing R&B and bebop initially on tenor saxophone. He later switched to alto, which has remained his primary instrument. Coleman's timbre is easily recognized: his keening, crying sound draws heavily on blues music. Part of the uniqueness of his sound came from his use of a plastic saxophone on his classic early recordings (Coleman claimed that it sounded drier, without the pinging sound of metal), though in more recent years he has played a metal saxophone.

Ornette Coleman Discography Updated January 2007
Ornette Coleman Albums

Studio Ornette Coleman Vinyl & Ornette Coleman CDs

1958 Something Else!:The Music of Ornette Coleman Contemporary
1959 Tomorrow Is the Question! Contemporary/O
1959 Twins Atlantic
1959 The Art of the Improvisers Atlantic
1959 The Shape of Jazz to Come Atlantic
1959 Change of the Century Atlantic
1960 This Is Our Music Sepiatone
1960 Free Jazz (A Collective Improvisation) Rhino
1961 Jazzlore: Ornette Coleman, Vol. 29 Atlantic
1961 Ornette! Atlantic
1961 Ornette on Tenor Rhino
1966 The Empty Foxhole Blue Note
1966 Who's Crazy Affinity
1967 Saints and Soldiers RCA
1967 The Music of Ornette Coleman: Forms and... RCA
1968 Love Call Blue Note
1968 New York Is Now Blue Note
1969 Ornette at 12 Impulse!
1971 Science Fiction Columbia
1971 Broken Shadows Tristar
1972 Skies of America Columbia/Legac
1973 Dancing in Your Head A&M
1975 To Whom Who Keeps a Record Atlantic
1976 Body Meta Verve
1977 Soapsuds, Soapsuds Verve
1979 Of Human Feelings Mango
1985 Opening the Caravan of Dreams Caravan Of
1985 Prime Design Time Design Caravan Of
1987 In All Languages Polygram
1988 Virgin Beauty Portrait
1995 Tone Dialing Harmolodic/Ver
1996 Hidden Man Harmolodic/Ver
1996 Three Women Harmolodic

Compilation Ornette Coleman Records and Ornette Coleman CD Releases

1996 Chappaqua Suite Sony
1998 Best of Ornette Coleman Blue Note
1999 Free Jazz Giants of Jazz
1999 Free Giants of Jazz
1999 Harlem's Manhattan Giants of Jazz
1999 Beauty Is a Rare Thing: The Complete... Rhino x
2000 Les Incontournables Wea
2000 Complete Science Fiction Sessions Columbia/Legac
2000 Ken Burns Jazz Columbia/Legac

Live Ornette Coleman Vinyl and Ornette Coleman CD's

1958 Coleman Classics, Vol. 1Improvising
1962 Town Hall ConcertBlue Note
1962 Town Hall Concert 1962 Calibre
1965 The Great London ConcertFreedom
1965 At the "Golden Circle" in Stockholm, Vol. 1... Blue Note
1965 At the "Golden Circle" in Stockholm, Vol. 2... Blue Note
1965 At the "Golden Circle" in Stockholm, Vol. 2Blue Note
1965 At the "Golden Circle" in Stockholm, Vol. 1Blue Note
1965 An Evening With Ornette ColemanBlack Lion
1968 Live in Milano, 1968 Jazz Up
1969 CrisisImpulse!
1970 Friends and Neighbors: Live at Prince Street RCA
1971 The Belgrade ConcertJazz Door
1980 The Unprecedented Music of Ornette ColemanLotus
1988 Jazzbuhne Berlin '88Repertoire
1996 Live at the Tivoli Magnetic
1996 Colors: Live from Leipzig Harmolodic/Ver

Ornette Coleman Music CD Appearances

8 Bold Souls Sideshow
Abstract Abstract
Affinity Affinity Plays Ornette Coleman's Little
Affinity Tribute to Ornette Coleman
Albin Zak & Rebekah Sphinx
Aldo Romano To Be Ornette to Be
Alex Coke New Texas Swing
Am 4 ... and She Answered
Anders Jormin Once
Anders Jormin/Mats Gustafsson/Chr Opus Apus
Ann Dyer & the No Good Time Fairi Ann Dyer & the No Good Time Fairies
Anthony Braxton Solo (NYC) 2002
Antonio Apuzzo Electric Dream
Archie Shepp New York Contemporary Five
Art Pepper Smack Up
Avram K. Fefer Calling All Spirits
Barney Kessel Barney Kessel
Bengt Berger Thums Up
Bernard Santacruz Latitude 44
Big World Devotion
Bill Charlap Souvenir
Billy Bang & Dennis Charles Bangception, Willisau 1982
Billy Drummond Native Colours
Bob Degen Catability
Bob Meyer & Concept Orchestra Artscape
Bob Stewart Then & Now
Bobby Hutcherson Stick-Up!
Bobby McFerrin with Chick Corea Play
Bobby Watson Round Trip
Bobo Stenson Rarum, Vol. 8: Selected Recordings
Bobo Stenson Selected Recordings
Bobo Stenson Underwear
Bobo Stenson Very Early
Bobo Stenson Trio War Orphans
Bojan Zulfikarpasic Solobsession
Borah Bergman/Hamid Drake Reflections on Ornette Coleman and the
Branford Marsalis Footsteps of Our Fathers
Branford Marsalis Random Abstract
Branford Marsalis Trio Jeepy
Bruce Cox/Essiet/Kikoski/Coltrane Stick to It
Buddy DeFranco Blues Bag
Buddy DeFranco/Louis Hayes Quinte Blues Bag/Louis Hayes
Buster Cooper & Thurman Green E-bone-ix
Cameron Brown & The Here and Now Here and How
Carlos Martins Passagem
Carolyn Graye with Jessica Willia Songs
Catler Brothers Crash Landing
Charlie Haden As Long as There's Music
Charlie Haden Golden Number
Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra
Charlie Haden Montreal Tapes, Vol. 1
Charlie Haden Montreal Tapes, Vol. 2
Charlie Haden & Gonzalo Rubalcaba Montreal Tapes with Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Charlie Haden Quartet West In Angel City
Charlie Haden Quartet West Quartet West
Charlie Haden with Michael Brecke American Dreams
Charlie Haden with Paul Motian Etudes
Chick Corea Beginning
Chick Corea Best of Chick Corea
Chick Corea Song of Singing [Japan Bonus Tracks]
Chris Connor Free Spirits
Chris Connor Warm Cool: Atlantic Years
Chris Lightcap Quartet Lay-Up
Christian McBride Number Two Express
Cindy Blackman In the Now
Cody Moffett Evidence
Collin Walcott with Don Cherry an Codona, Vol. 1
Collin Walcott with Don Cherry an Codona, Vol. 2
Cooke Quartet Searching
Courtney Pine Within the Realms of Our Dream
Craig Taborn T.S.: Craig Taborn Trio
Cruel Frederick Birth of the Cruel
Cruel Frederick We Are the Music We Play
Daunik Lazro/Jac Berrocal/Didier Outlaws In Jazz
Dave Liebman Duo Live
Dave Specter Left Turn on Blue
Dave Stryker Full Moon
David Murray Tenors
David Sanborn Upfront
Denny Zeitlin In the Moment
Denny Zeitlin with Charlie Haden Time Remembers One Time Once
Denny Zeitlin/David Friesen Concord Duo Series, Vol. 8
Dewey Redman African Venus
Diamanda Galás Serpenta Canta
Doctor Umezu Band Live at Moers Festival
Dog Faced Hermans Bump and Swing
Dog Faced Hermans Hum of Life
Dominic Duval Anniversary
Dominique Eade Long Way Home
Don Byron Fine Line: Arias and Lieder
Don Byron No-Vibe Zone: Live at Knitting Factory
Don Cherry Art Deco
Don Cherry Dona Nostra
Don Cherry Featuring Ornette Coleman & Steve Lacy
Don Cherry Live Ankara
Don Cherry Nu
Don Cherry Sonet Recordings - Eternal Now/Live Ank
Doug Sertl Joy Spring
East Down Septet Out of Gridlock
Ed Schuller Ong Song: Music for Acoustic Bass
Elise Einarsdottir Senses
Ensemble Pierre Labbé Risque et Pendule
Eric Boeren Cross Breeding
Eric Boeren Joy of a Toy
Eric Boeren Soft Nose
Eugene Chadbourne 1977-78
Eugene Chadbourne Acquaduct
Eugene Chadbourne Electric Rake Cake
Eugene Chadbourne Lost Eddie Chatterbox Session
Frank Kimbrough Chant
Frank Lowe Exotic Heartbreak
Frank Lowe Trio Bodies & Soul
Frank Lowe Trio Vision Blue
Frank Vaganée Trio/John Ruocco Two Trios
Fred Hersch Evanessence: Tribute to Bill Evans
Fred Hersch Heartsongs
Fred Hersch Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Vol. 31
Fred Hersch Sarabande
Fred Hersch Trio Fred Hersch Trio Plays...
Fred Hess Sweet Thunder
Fred Hess You Know I Care
Freda Payne After the Lights Go Down Low and Much M
Frontier Traffic Frontier Traffic
Funky Butt Whoopin'
Gary Peacock Partners
George Russell Trip to Prillargui
George Schuller & The Schulldogs Tenor Tantrums
Gerd Dudek After All
Geri Allen Eyes in the Back of Your Head
Geri Allen with Charlie Haden & P In the Year of the Dragon
Geri Allen with Charlie Haden & P Segments
Geri Allen-Haden-Motian Etudes - Geri Allen-Haden-Motian
Ginger Baker Going Back Home
Guido Mazzon & Umberto Petrin Other Line
Hal Russell's Chemical Feast Elixir
Harald Haerter Cosmic
Harry Arnold 1964/65, Vol. 1
Harry Arnold 1964/65, Vol. 2
Henri Texier Mad Nomad(s)
Hugh Ragin Trio Metaphysical Question
Ian Dogole & Global Fusion Ionospheres
Iverson/Redman/Weidenmüller/Willi School Work
J.D. Allen III In Search Of...
Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition Audio-Visualscapes
Jack Wilson Ramblin'
Jackie McLean New and Old Gospel
Jaco Pastorius Best Improvisation
Jamaaladeen Tacuma Renaissance Man
Jamaaladeen Tacuma Show Stopper
James Emery Septet Spectral Domains
James Ulmer Music Speaks Louder Than Words
Jennifer Koh Violin Fantasies
Jerry Granelli Song I Thought I Heard Buddy Sing
Jim Pepper Dakota Song
Jimmy Weinstein Sound Emotion
Jimmy Weinstein Group Nostalgia
Jirí Stivín/Rob Van Den Broeck/Al Bordertalk
Joanne Brackeen Quartet Turnaround
Joe Lovano Rush Hour
Joe Lovano & Gonzalo Rubalcaba Flying Colors
Joe Lovano & Greg Osby Friendly Fire
John Coltrane Heavyweight Champion: The Complete Atla
John Coltrane With Don Cherry Avant-Garde
John Coltrane With Don Cherry Avant-Garde
John Jensen Treasury of Mainstream Jazz Piano: John
John Lewis with Svend Asmussen European Encounter
John Zorn Naked City
John Zorn Spy Vs. Spy: The Music of Ornette Colem
Jon Ballantyne Sky Dance
Jon Christensen Rarrum, Vol. 20: Selected Recordings
Jorge Pardo In a Minute
Jorrit Dykstra Trio & Benoit Delb European Echoes
Joshua Redman Wish
Judy Niemack Long as You're Living
Junko Onishi Trio Cruisin'
Junko Onishi Trio Live at the Village Vanguard
Keith Copeland Trio Round Trip

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