The third album by Desert Island Dicks, "The Shades of Jazz to Come" was released in 2009 by the Amoebic Industries label. It is based on Ornette Coleman's seminal album "The Shape of Jazz to Come"; a section of the original Coleman album, each equivalent to ten percent of the length of each track, was extracted, re-stretched by a factor of ten until they arrived back at each track's original length, and post-effected as necessary. The record thus revisits tropes of both of the groups' previous albums, "Bring Me the Head of Miles Davis..." (use of the '50s/'60s jazz avant-garde) and "Stretch Marks" (vast expansion, post-production).
The cover was designed by Cliff Lipp for Dreamguts.
The album was named in The WIRE magazine by New York-based composers/sound artists Marina Rosenfeld and Raz Mesinai as one of their "End of Year 15" albums from 2009.
released July 28, 2009
Original compositions by Ornette Coleman.
* Ornette Coleman – alto saxophone
* Don Cherry – cornet
* Charlie Haden – double bass
* Billy Higgins – drums
* Nesuhi Ertegün – production
* Desert Island Dicks – noises, post-production
* Cliff Lipp – artwork