Ornette Coleman: a harmolodic life

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The first full-length biography of the father of free jazz describes Coleman's beginnings as a musician, the development of his radical musical ideas, and his influence on modern jazz

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ORNETTE COLEMAN: A Harmolodic Life

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Life of the innovative, ``free jazz'' composer-musician that attempts to place him among the gods with Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker. Litweiler, a former Downbeat editor, pursued free jazz in The ... Read full review

Ornette Coleman: a harmolodic life

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Litweiler, noted jazz critic and a former editor of Downbeat , provides the first full-length biography of jazz innovator Ornette Coleman (1930-). Using material from interviews with Coleman, his ... Read full review


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