Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Ornette Coleman wins Pulitzer Prize

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When I was in college I tried to impress myself and everyone else by doing a 2-hour radio show of all Ornette Coleman, and by the end I was climbing the walls. Coleman's music defintely isn't for everyone, but it is beautiful in its own way and he certainly deserves the title "American original."


Anonymous said...

He wasn't even nominated, which makes his win even more impressive.

Simon Crowe said...

That's true....the same thing happened in the drama category, with the judges going outside the shortlist to pick a winner.

When I said I was "climbing the walls," I just meant that 2 hours of Coleman's music wall-to-wall is a challenge. I'd recommend his Virgin Beauty CD, which features a cameo by Jerry Garcia, for newcomers.