RIP Ornette Coleman

11393056_10152954371378657_8028579146994471070_nYesterday the Father of the “Free Jazz” movement, Ornette Coleman past on. You might not have heard of Ornette but he was easily one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. So much so that a lot of conceptions (and misconceptions) about jazz’s free form nature exist because of the genius that is Ornette Coleman. He is the thread that connects Jazz to the avant-garde and guaranteed Jazz music’s position as a serious art form. If you ever find yourself in a world that doesn’t make any sense, and you need to find the appropriate soundtrack then I invite you to discover the work of the late, great Ornette Coleman, whose work, despite being free in form is actually rather accessible, unlike more traditional “avant-garde” compositions. Rest In Peace good man, we all owe you a debt of gratitude for the music and the music genre you left in your wake, thank you.

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