“It’s not easy living on the avant-garde edge of any art, let alone the always-changing world of jazz. But for nearly 50 years, the sound of Ornette Coleman has proven to be one of the most unorthodox — and most influential — in modern jazz.” -Ashley Kahn
Ashley Kahn, author of The House that Trane Built had a great article this morning on Ornette Coleman. This 76-year-old saxophonist brought a chaotic, playful sound to jazz. Sound Grammar, his newest album, exhibits his signature mix of spontaneity and precision. Read Kahn’s interview, listen to the segment, and hear samples of Coleman’s music here.