Ornette Coleman

Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman, March 9, 1930 – June 11th 2015, was an American jazz composer, saxophonist and violinist. He was a major pioneer of the 1960s free jazz movement, which he coined with the title of an album. Coleman’s timbre was easy to recognize: his keening, crying sound was heavily influenced by blues music. Sound Grammar won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in music. Coleman was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1930. He was also raised there. He went to I.M. Terrell High School was where he attended I.M. He began performing R

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