Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday Music: Ornette Coleman - "Lonely Woman"

I've told the story before of doing a 2-hour all Ornette Coleman radio show in college, an act that now seems like the height of arrogance. I thought I "understood" Coleman because I had bought a boxed set and read a biography, but now I can see Coleman doesn't care about being understood. A better way to put it is that he wants the audience and fellow musicians to share in the experience of what he's doing. Or that's what I believe now anyway. Coleman turned 82 yesterday.

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