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