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Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman
Born: Mar 9, 1930 in Fort Worth, TX
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Genre: Jazz, Classical
Biography: One of the most important (and controversial) innovators of the jazz avant-garde, Ornette Coleman gained both loyal followers and lifelong detractors when he seemed to burst on the scene in 1959 fully formed. Although he, and Don Cherry in his original quartet, played opening and closing melodies together, ...Read full biography
Change of the Century
Released: 1960
Label: Hi Horse Records
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The second album by Ornette Coleman's legendary quartet featuring Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Billy Higgins, Change of the Century is every bit the equal of the monumental The Shape of Jazz to Come, ...Read full review
Science Fiction
Released: 1971
Label: Sony BMG
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Ornette Coleman's first album for Columbia followed a stint on Blue Note that found the altoist in something of a holding pattern. Science Fiction was his creative rebirth, a stunningly inventive and appropriately ...Read full review
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