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With the metal you can't, the breath just dissolves, in the metal. The plastic was
like a vacuum. " Although Charlie Parker had played a plastic alto sax in his
famous Massey Hall concert in Toronto in 1953, musicians still tended to
consider it a ...
The most immediate quality of Ornette's rhythmic character is his force, his
eagerness: He seems virtually to eat up the beat, with an eagerness that recalls
the drive of Charlie Parker in, for instance, Parker's 1948 "Crazeology" session.
As a Dallas teenager Bradford had played in his city's top band, led by local
institution Buster Smith, a multi-instrumentalist whose alto work in the 1930s had
been one of Charlie Parker's first inspirations. Besides Ornette, Eric Dolphy and ...
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ORNETTE COLEMAN: A Harmolodic LifeUser Review - Kirkus
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 lifeUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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
The Adventures of Ornette Coleman
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