Ornette Coleman, 1930 — 2015

Ornette Coleman, 1930 -- 2015

Musician, composer, and Pulitzer Prize winner Ornette Coleman died on Thursday. He was 85 years old.

More:

“Ornette Coleman, Composer and Saxophonist Who Rewrote the Language of Jazz, Dies at 85,” Ben Ratliff, New York Times

“Ornette Coleman’s Revolution,” Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“Ornette Coleman, Jazz Iconoclast, Dies At 85,” Howard Mandel, NPR

“Afterward: Ornette Coleman,” Seth Colter Walls, Pitchfork

Ornette Coleman, “Lonely Woman,” Théâtre Antique, Vienne, France July 3, 2008, with Tony Falanga (bass), Al MacDowell (electric bass), and Denardo Coleman (drums). Hear the original 1959 recording (with Don Cherry, Charlie Hayden, and Billy Higgins) here.

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