Ornette Coleman Biography Reviewed

Source: uDiscoverMusic.

Ornette Coleman, born on 9 March 1930, was an alto saxophonist and composer who became one of the most powerful and contentious innovators in the history of jazz. Fame must have seemed a long way off when he was starting out on his first instrument – playing the kazoo with friends and imitating the swing bands on the radio. But as Maria Golia’s new Ornette Coleman biography, The Territory And The Adventure, reveals, the musician was a committed artist whose work altered the course of jazz music.