Welcome to our site dedicated to
George Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization.

Mr. Russell passed away peacefully at age 86 on Monday, July 27, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. His wife and son were at his side. - read more
George Russell to receive "Living Jazz Legends" Award
at Kennedy Center on March 3. Click Here

Watch a video of George Russell, Ornette Coleman and the late Robert Palmer of the New York Times from the movie, "Ornette: Made in America," directed by Shirley Clarke. Click Here

Please visit our forum for students of "the Concept" to pose questions, read related articles, and receive updates from Mr. Russell and his staff. In the coming months we plan to make available selected interviews, comments, and lectures by Mr. Russell.

The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization (LCCOTO) is a way of viewing music that continues to evolve from the first publication fifty years ago; we hope to assist and support that evolution.

If you already own LCCOTO Vol.1 The Art And Science Of Tonal Gravity, please feel free to register your copy in the space provided to the left.

To purchase LCCOTO Vol.1 The Art And Science Of Tonal Gravity, click here.

To read the foreword to "George Russell's LCCOTO" by Andy Wasserman click here.

To download the Brochure for LCCOTO Vol.1 The Art And Science Of Tonal Gravity in PDF format click here.

Check out "Straight Ahead: A Comprehensive Guide to the Business of Jazz," by Marty Khan. "Profound knowledge," George Russell




"Amazing. A monumental achievement. I don't know how you did it."
Gunther Schuller

Published in 1959 Japanese edition Published in 1959 Published in 2001