Ornette Coleman

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Da Capo Press, Aug 21, 1994 - Music - 258 pages
Ornette Coleman is one of the great architects of jazz. Like Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker, he changed the way we listen. His soaring, cascading, note-rich free improvisations added a new vocabulary to the alto saxophone; and his harmolodic compositions, shattering Western harmonic and rhythmic conventions, gave jazz a new musical language.

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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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