Compatible Quotes: Ornette Coleman

It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something. - Ornette Coleman Jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time. - Ornette Coleman … [Read more...]

Ornette Coleman Is 80

Today is Ornette Coleman's 80th birthday. In my admiration for Coleman's independence, faithfulness to his vision and inspiration, I yield to no one--except my artsjournal colleague Howard Mandel, whose lengthy Jazz Beyond Jazz tribute today is replete with Coleman history and analysis and links to recordings and books. As addenda to Howard's account of Coleman's initial breakthrough with Contemporary Records, I offer this archive item and this followup entry. Over the years, there is wide … [Read more...]