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.
Today's pick is a segment from a live concert filmed in 1978, featuring the alto saxophone and trumpet of Ornette Coleman. In addition, Coleman's performance is further heightened by, guitarists, Bern Nix and James Blood Ulmer. / Ornette Coleman - Germany 1978