Ornette Coleman, Composer and Saxophonist Who Rewrote the Language of Jazz, Dies at 85 - NYTimes.com

Ornette Coleman, Saxophonist Who Rewrote the Language of Jazz, Dies at 85

Ornette Coleman, Composer and Saxophonist Who Rewrote the Language of Jazz, Dies at 85 - NYTimes.com

Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman

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Ornette Coleman, African American saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter and composer, and a major innovator of the 1960s free jazz movement. photographed at the Monterey Jazz Festival (1967)

Ornette Coleman, African American saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter and composer, and a major innovator of the 1960s free jazz movement. photographed at the Monterey Jazz Festival (1967)

Jazz Articles: Ornette Coleman Dies at 85 - By Jeff Tamarkin — Jazz Articles

Jazz Articles: Ornette Coleman Dies at 85 - By Jeff Tamarkin — Jazz Articles

Ornette Coleman, the alto saxophonist and composer who was one of the most powerful and contentious innovators in the history of jazz, died on Thursday in Manhattan. He was 85. Mr. Coleman was a leader in making jazz less beholden to rules of harmony and rhythm.

Ornette Coleman, Saxophonist Who Rewrote the Language of Jazz, Dies at 85

Ornette Coleman, the alto saxophonist and composer who was one of the most powerful and contentious innovators in the history of jazz, died on Thursday in Manhattan. He was 85. Mr. Coleman was a leader in making jazz less beholden to rules of harmony and rhythm.

Jazz Musicians Tell Their Ornette Coleman Stories – Observer

Jazz Musicians Tell Their Ornette Coleman Stories – Observer

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