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Homage To Ornette Coleman

Don Snowden, L.A. Weekly, 20 March 1980

TEN YEARS ago my curiosity was piqued by some favorable jazz reviews in Rolling Stone. (This, of course, was an era when RS recommendations meant something.) The blues and rock LPs that were the staple of my vinyl diet weren't too inspiring right then, and one day I happened to pick up the Best of Ornette Coleman collection in the Atlantic Jazz Anthology series. It was my first step into the musical world of one of those rare artists who so moved me that I felt compelled to hear everything the man had recorded. (No fooling — 31 albums down and four to go at last count.)

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