The Avant-Garde is an album by the two jazz giants John Coltrane & Don Cherry. Coltrane plays compositions by Ornette Coleman accompanied by the members of Coleman’s quartet: Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Ed Blackwell. The album is a result of the mutual respect and friendship between Coltrane and Coleman. It’s the ability of each to complement the other that lends heavily to the success of these recordings. Both fans of jazz music as of one of the two jazz musicians will love this records, as it brings the best of both to the surface.