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Ornette Coleman

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Father and Son Jazz Musicians Ornette and Denardo Coleman.

Composer and jazz musician Ornette Coleman and his son, producer Denardo Coleman. They've just collaborated on a new album, "Ornette Coleman & Prime Time: Tone Dialing." It's on a new label that Coleman has founded: Harmolodic (a division of Verve Records). In 1959 Coleman he started the era of "free jazz." Since then Coleman has been one of jazz's most innovative and controversial composers. In 1994 Coleman was a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship Award


Jazz Saxophonist Ornette Coleman

The free jazz innovator remains both influential and controversial 30 years after he appeared on the scene. His new album is called In All Languages.

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