Yes, they did tour. And I would be surprised if any recordings weren’t made. Though I am not sure whether or not
Jack DeJohnette was able to attend to any leg of the tour. In any case, I am sure that gigs with a line-up consisting of
Ornette, Pat, Charlie and Denardo were played, but I’m not sure if any concerts with the whole quintet took place.
Personally, if indeed any live recordings exist, I’m hoping that they would release something next year, since it will be
the 30th anniversary of the original recording.
For me Song X is among the top 3 most important albums of my life, possibly even THE one most important
recording. The 20th anniversary release managed to improve the album further by the additions made to it. I’ve
become so familiar with the sounds on the album that it represents peacefulness, calm and silence to me. I also think
that the album is generally appreciated more and more as time goes by. In my mind, a true classic! Would absolutely
love to hear some live recordings! (ps: Pat’s podcast about Song X is also an extremely worthwhile listen!)
franksexton Apr 28 2015 at 12:48 PM
did they ever tour ?
eric Apr 27 2015 at 7:09 PM
No official release certainly but what a wonder it’d be. Like wild horses laughing and running in the sun I
imagine. I recently revisited this record and at significant volume on a decent system it’ll lift you up. I don’t
claim to technically understand everything here but the consciousness behind it, the heart and strength and
reach for something more is plain as day. Maybe someday we’ll get more of this band’s music.