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Born:
Ornette Coleman

Genre:
Jazz

Years Active:
'50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s






Ornette Coleman

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, their solos dispensed altogether with chordal improvisation and harmony, instead playing quite freely off of the mood of the theme. Coleman's tone (which purposely wavered in pitch) rattled some listeners, and his solos were emotional and followed their own logic. In time, his approach would be quite influential, and the quartet's early records still sound advanced many decades later.

Top Albums

Ornette! + Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation (Remastered Edition) [Bonus Track Version], Ornette Coleman
1. Ornette! + F..
The Shape of Jazz to Come, Ornette Coleman
2. The Shape of..
Sound Grammar, Ornette Coleman
3. Sound Gramma..
This Is Our Music, Ornette Coleman
4. This Is Our ..
Change of the Century, Ornette Coleman
5. Change of th..
Song X, Ornette Coleman
6. Song X
Free Jazz, Ornette Coleman
7. Free Jazz
Something Else!!! - The Music of Ornette Coleman (Remastered), Ornette Coleman
8. Something El..
Ornette!, Ornette Coleman
9. Ornette!
Ornette Coleman (Six Classic Albums), Ornette Coleman
10. Ornette Cole..
The Art of the Improvisers, Ornette Coleman
11. The Art of t..
The Complete Science Fiction Sessions, Ornette Coleman
12. The Complete..
Dancing in Your Head, Ornette Coleman
13. Dancing in Y..
Tomorrow Is the Question! (Instrumental), Ornette Coleman
14. Tomorrow Is ..
Ornette On Tenor, Ornette Coleman
15. Ornette On T..
Ken Burns Jazz - Ornette Coleman, Ornette Coleman
16. Ken Burns Ja..
Beauty Is a Rare Thing - The Complete Atlantic Recordings, Ornette Coleman
17. Beauty Is a ..
To Whom Keeps a Record, Ornette Coleman
18. To Whom Keep..
Twins, Ornette Coleman
19. Twins
At the "Golden Circle" Stockholm, Vol. 2 (Live), Ornette Coleman
20. At the "..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
R.P.D.D.Ornette! + Free Jazz: A Col..9:43$0.99
2.
Turnaround1987 Hamburg Concert9:22$0.99
3.
Peace Warriors1987 Hamburg Concert6:11$0.99
4.
Art of Love Is Happiness1987 Hamburg Concert8:13$0.99
5.
Just for YouLove Call4:13$1.29
6.
Face of the BassChange of the Century (feat..6:56$0.99
7.
Forgotten SongsFriends and Neighbors - Orn..4:23$0.99
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Friends and Neighbors (Instrumental)Friends and Neighbors - Orn..2:56$0.99
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Friends and Neighbors (Vocal)Friends and Neighbors - Orn..4:19$0.99
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Friends and NeighborsLiberation Music: Spiritual..4:17$1.29
11.
EcarsHard Bop Essentials7:35$0.99
12.
Embraceable YouPoise4:54$0.99
13.
Rejoicing (From "Tomorrow Is the..Ornette Coleman (Six Classi..4:03$0.99
14.
Mind and Time (From "Tomorrow Is..Ornette Coleman (Six Classi..3:11$0.99
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Tomorrow Is the Question! (From "..Ornette Coleman (Six Classi..3:12$0.99
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Sphinx (From "Something Else !!!..Ornette Coleman (Six Classi..4:15$0.99
17.
When Will the Blues Leave? (From ..Ornette Coleman (Six Classi..5:02$0.99
18.
Jayne (From "Something Else !!!!..Ornette Coleman (Six Classi..7:22$0.99
19.
Una Muy Bonita (From "Change of ..Ornette Coleman (Six Classi..5:59$0.99
20.
Bird Food (From "Change of the C..Ornette Coleman (Six Classi..5:27$0.99
21.
Embraceable You (From "This Is O..Ornette Coleman (Six Classi..4:56$0.99
22.
Kaleidoscope (From "This Is Our ..Ornette Coleman (Six Classi..6:33$0.99
23.
Blues Connotation (From "This Is..Ornette Coleman (Six Classi..5:15$0.99
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Peace (From "the Shape of Jazz t..Ornette Coleman (Six Classi..9:02$0.99
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Eventually (From "the Shape of J..Ornette Coleman (Six Classi..4:22$0.99

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