Another Review of the New Ornette Coleman Book

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

She contends that Coleman’s particular vision of music, what he called Harmolodics, affected not only the shape of jazz but also that of other musical genres as well as poetry, visual art, film-making, and even architecture.

It’s a compelling argument and Ms. Golia’s book offers much interesting information concerning Coleman’s upbringing and early music apprenticeship in his hometown of Fort Worth, Tx., not generally considered a jazz capital but in these pages comes across as much more than a backwater.