Monday, October 13, 2014

"The Blessing" by Ornette Coleman

This tune was first featured on Ornette Coleman's "Something Else!!!!". It's been played by quite a few musicians considering it's an Ornette composition. I'd say it's one of his most popular ones with Lonely Woman, Turnaround & When Will the Blues Leave? There are a few lead sheets available here and there, but they're either hard to read or incorrect. Hopefully these work better. 

Download PDF lead sheet for C Instruments 

Download PDF lead sheet for Bb Instruments 

Download PDF lead sheet for Eb Instruments

Ornette Coleman's The Blessing lead sheet for all instruments



  1. Thanks is this a version rom the Real Book ?

    1. No, it's slightly different; hopefully easier to read. I transcribed this from the recording.


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