Articles tagged ornette coleman

The Resurgent Power of Miles Davis’ Late Music

A new box set of Miles Davis' appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival remind us of his restless need to evolve -- and several new records remind us of how his later styles live on.

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8 Sep 2010 // 8:00 AM

The Shape of Jazz That Came…

The awake, aware folks who make and receive these offerings celebrate an ever-evolving music that resists boundaries, the sort capable of communication that transcends language and explanation.

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Verse-Chorus-Verse: The Mutant Blues of Devo and James Blood Ulmer

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.

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Middleman: Joshua Redman and Jazz’s Vanishing Division

"The position of not taking a side has endured." Joshua Redman talks about the hoary division between tradition and innovation, the spatial approach to doubled rhythm sections, and jazz's academic antidote.

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10 Nov 2008 // 12:22 PM

When Obama takes office in January of 2009, it will be a half-century since Free Jazz forefather Ornette Coleman dropped the provocatively titled “The Shape of

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This clip taken from a 1981 documentary titled Imagine the Sound is a rare document of one of the avant-garde world’s greatest piano players, Cecil

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19 Apr 2007 // 5:58 AM

It’s great that Ornette Coleman was honored by the Pulitzer board but looking back at his history and their history reveals some unpleasant truths

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7 Jan 2002 // 3:00 PM

	Ornette Coleman: At the Golden Circle, Volume One/Two

To press play in a small apartment in Brooklyn in 2002 and be privy to a well-preserved 1965 concert is like activating voodoo in your house. Unseen

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	Ornette Coleman: Skies of America / The Complete Science Fiction Sessions

Picasso used to be shocking. It was garbage. John Coltrane used to hurt people’s ears. Charlie Parker just made lots of staccato noise. Now,

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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

// Short Ends and Leader

"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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