Ornette Coleman

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2017 In Review

27 Reissues From 2017 You Should Check Out

It's becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of new releases in stores in a given week, and even more daunting to stay on top of…
Annie Zaleski | December 15, 2017 - 12:52 pm

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – September 2017

I don't really listen to podcasts. I've never been converted to the format for several reasons. The first of those is that I don't have…
Phil Freeman | September 22, 2017 - 10:08 am

Sounding Board

Defeating The Jazz Zombies: America’s Music Is Alive & Well — These 7 Artists Are Proof

Jazz has a zombie problem. Musicians who’ve been dead for decades continue to stalk the commercial landscape, grabbing listeners new to the genre before they…
Phil Freeman | September 12, 2016 - 11:21 am

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Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – September 2017

I don't really listen to podcasts. I've never been converted to the format for several reasons. The first of those is that I don't have…
Phil Freeman | September 22, 2017 - 10:08 am

Read Robert Wyatt’s Eulogy For Ornette Coleman

After we lost the legendary free jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman to cardiac arrest last week, Soft Machine's Robert Wyatt published a eulogy commemorating the late…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 15, 2015 - 3:52 pm

R.I.P. Ornette Coleman

The New York Times reports that the alto saxophone great and free jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman died this morning in Manhattan after suffering from cardiac…
Tom Breihan | June 11, 2015 - 10:07 am