Ornette Coleman’s Innovations Are Celebrated at Lincoln Center 

English: Ornette Coleman at Enjoy Jazz Festiva...

Source: The New York Times.

In Ornette Coleman’s most mythic period, from the late 1950s into the early ’60s, he released a run of albums for Atlantic Records that bent the blues-based sound of Charlie Parker into a looser and more inclusive style — all molded around Coleman’s bright and pure alto saxophone sound. These were years of intense creative release; by their end, Coleman had established an understanding of what’s now called free jazz.


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