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Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman

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Ornette Coleman: At the Golden Circle, parts 1 & 2 (Blue Note 4224-5); Chicago — The Blues Today! parts 1-3 (Vanguard 79216-7-8)

Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 7 May 1966

It's Coleman At His Best ...

Old and New Dreams: Schoenberg Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 18 March 1980


Homage To Ornette Coleman

Profile by Don Snowden, LA 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 ...

James Blood Ulmer and Ornette Coleman: The Adventures of Captain Blood

Interview by Vivien Goldman, New Musical Express, 25 October 1980

"Being poor is not because money doesn’t exist and being rich doesn’t mean you know everything. But in America, art has more to do with ...

Ornette Coleman: Focus on Sanity

Interview by Brian Case, Melody Maker, 27 June 1981

The legendary innovator ORNETTE COLEMAN at the ballet. Up on his points in bright green tutu is Brian Case. ...

Will Punk Jazz Replace The Sounds Of Funk?

Overview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 15 November 1981

PUNK JAZZ? It's hard to imagine a more unlikely musical combination. Punk rock favors short, fast songs and disparages musical technique in favor of "anyone-can-do-it" ...

Ornette Coleman: Of Human Feelings (Antilles)

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 8 May 1982


Ornette Coleman: On Human Feeling

Interview by Vivien Goldman, New Musical Express, 10 July 1982

Ornette Coleman's harmolodics brought about the musical change of the century. After his New York comeback last year, the legendary tenor man talked to Vivien ...

Ornette Coleman: This Maverick of Modern Jazz Doesn't Like to Be Pigeonholed

Interview by Gene Santoro, Pulse!, November 1986

MOST OF THE other horn-wielding giants who shook the foundations of jazz a generation ago — Coltrane, Dolphy, Ayler — are gone now. But Ornette ...

Ornette Coleman Explores Old, New

Report and Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 25 June 1987


Music Dreams Are Made Of: Ornette Coleman at Town Hall, New York

Live Review by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 5 July 1987

NEW YORK – Funny, the pent-up anticipation that usually wells up before a concert didn't hit me until a half hour before Ornette Coleman took ...

Ornette Coleman: In perfect harmolodics

Interview by David Toop, The Times, 30 September 1995

Jazz giant Ornette Coleman would like to teach the world to sing — if it understood him. David Toop reports ...

Jazz Critic's Choice: Ornette Coleman and Charlie Haden

Profile by Kirk Silsbee, LA CityBeat, 4 November 2004

IN 1954, IF you had stepped through the door at 309 N. Main St. in downtown L.A., you would've entered a netherworld of vice called ...

Ornette Coleman: Barbican, London

Sleeve and programme notes by John Lewis, Barbican show programme, 2 May 2005

Programme notes for Barbican Hall performance of Ornette Coleman — Alto sax Denardo Coleman — Drums Greg Cohen — Bass Tony Falanga — Bass ...

Ornette Coleman, 76, Manhattan

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, November 2006

ORNETTE COLEMAN is one of the true immortals. A metaphysician, philosopher and futurist as much as a revolutionary musician, he set melody free from it's ...

Ornette Coleman

Interview by Andrew Purcell, The Guardian, 29 June 2007

THIS AFTERNOON I will meet Ornette Coleman, the world's greatest living jazz musician. Coleman is an iconoclast's iconoclast, Lou Reed's hero, a saxophonist who plays ...

The Roots with Ornette Coleman: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by John Lewis, The Guardian, 17 June 2009

IT SEEMS fitting that Philadelphia hip-hoppers the Roots should help kick off Ornette Coleman's Meltdown festival. ...

Ornette Coleman and Outrage

Retrospective by Don Snowden, Rock's Backpages, December 2010

AMAZING, ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. At 80 years old, Ornette Coleman is still capable of generating overt displays of outrage without doing anything more than playing his ...

All That Is My Own: Nico at Steve Paul's The Scene, October 1967

Book Excerpt by Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, 'You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone' (Faber), July 2021

Excerpted from Jennifer Otter Bickerdike's You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone: The Biography of Nico, published this month by Faber ...

see also James "Blood" Ulmer

see also Don Cherry

see also Jamaaladeen Tacuma


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