Ornette Coleman stands alongside Thelonius Monk, Eric Dolphy, and Charles Mingus as a rare genius that helped to change the landscape of Jazz. This is best exemplified by his 1959 album The Shape of Jazz To Come. The album was one of the first to incorporate modal Jazz structures and straight improvisation. For this unique session, Ornette employed the talents of Don Cherry, Billy Higgins, and Charlie Haden. The result was astounding, and instrumental in launching the avant garde Jazz scene, making The Shape of Jazz To Come perhaps the most appropriately titled record of all time. The album's vast influence can be seen and heard in everything from the work of John Zorn to the title of a certain esteemed album from a certain overrated Swedish hardcore band from the '90s.