We remember Ornette Coleman. ‘Ornette, What Else?’

This day (June 11, 2015), in New-York City, died Ornette Coleman, an American saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter, composer and one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement.

DIGEST

Digest Tracklist :

At North Sea Jazz (2010) . J.S. Bach (2010) . Lonely Woman (2008) . w/ Prime Time – Latin Genetics . w/ Prime Time – Stadtgarten Cologne (1987) . In Germany (1978 ) . In Roma (1974) .

TOP 10

Ornette Coleman Top 10 :

Lonely Woman . Eventually . Peace . Congeniality . Focus On Sanity . Chronology . Ramblin’ . Mind And Time – Instrumental . Blues Connotation . Una Muy Bonita .

SELECTED ALBUMS

Ornette Coleman‘s This Is Our Music is his fifth album recorded on July 19 & 26 and August 2, 1960. >>

Recorded on December 21, 1960, Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation is the sixth album by Ornette Coleman. >>

Recorded on September 9, 10 & October 13, 1971, Science Fiction is an album by Ornette Coleman. >>

Recorded on February 10 – March 24, 1958, Something Else!!!! is the debut album by Ornette Coleman. >>

Recorded on January 16, February 23 and March 9–10, 1959, Tomorrow Is the Question!, subtitled The New Music of Ornette Coleman!, is the second album by Ornette Coleman. >>

Recorded on December 12–14, 1985, Song X is a collaborative studio free jazz album by Pat Metheny and Ornette Coleman. >>

Recorded October 8 and 9, 1959, Change of the Century is the fourth studio album by Ornette Coleman with Don Cherry, Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins. >>

The Shape of Jazz to Come by Ornette Coleman is his third album recorded on May 22, 1959. >>

MORE VIDEOS

[1986] Ornette Coleman and Prime Time perform at Live Under The Sky festival at Yomiuri-Land Theatre East in Tokyo, Japan >> 8 MINUTES >>

[1981] Jack DeJohnette, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Anthony Braxton, Lee Konitz, Miroslav Vitouš and many more are in Woodstock to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Creative Music Studio, founded by Karl Berger and Ornette Coleman. >> 96 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2014] Patti Smith, Flea, Thurston Moore, David Murray, Henry Threadgill, Savion Glover and more pay a tribute to Ornette Coleman at Prospect Park in Brooklyn >> 18 MINUTES >>

[1978] Ornette Coleman (s, viol) is with Ben Nix (g), James Blood Ulmer (g), Fred Williams (b), Shannon Jackson (d) and Denardo Coleman (d) at Orangerie in Ansbach, Germany >> 28 MINUTES >>

[1986] Ornette Coleman and Prime Time Band – that is Bern Nix (g), Charlie Ellerbee (g), Jamaaladeen Tacuma (el.b), Al MacDowell (el.b), Denardo Coleman (d) and Grant Calvin Weston (d) – perform at Stadtgarten, Cologne in Germany >> 65 MINUTES on RVM >>

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Wikipedia : This day (June 11, 2015), in New-York City, died Ornette Coleman, an American saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter, composer and one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement.

Ornette Coleman : In 1958, with the release of his debut album Something Else, it was immediately clear that Coleman had ushered in a new era in jazz history. This music, freed from the prevailing conventions of harmony, rhythm, and melody, often called ‘free jazz’ transformed the art form.

@allmusic : Although he, and Don Cherry in his original quartet, played opening and closing melodies together, their solos dispensed altogether with chordal improvisation and harmony, instead playing quite freely off of the mood of the theme.

@last.fm : Coleman is most famous for his albums The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959), Free Jazz (1961), and Skies Of America (1972). In The Shape of Jazz to Come, he and his famous quartet play solos free of a chordal structure, due in part to the absence of the pianist or guitarist that had been traditional in jazz.

@Discogs : Jazz innovator, whose album Free Jazz even gave its name to a whole sub-genre.

Photo : Tom Beetz

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