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Seeing Ornette Coleman

Paying tribute to the great Ornette Coleman in The New Yorker‘s Culture Desk blog:

Ornette Coleman posited that the infinite improvisational possibilities of a melody could thrive outside of a predetermined structure, that musical ideas could flow and expand in the moment as naturally as breath or speech or thought. A simple idea that shook the world of twentieth-century music—a revolutionary idea that sounded like a folk song, lilting with the loving congeniality of a parent singing to a child.

Read the full article at newyorker.com.

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