Thursday, June 11, 2015


What can I say? Pretty damn cool.


susan said...

You were ahead of us on this one - we didn't know he'd passed on until we saw your post. I certainly have a great deal of respect for what Ornette Coleman accomplished in his life, but at the same time I must admit I never did fall in love with freestyle jazz.

Did you know he won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007? I never knew there was a Pulitzer for music.

Ben said...

Forget where I first found out. I'm only glancingly familiar with his music, truth to tell. I've been checking out bits of it here and there, liking some of it more than other things. He was definitely very bold, though, which I admire.

There's apparently been a Pulitzer for music since 1943. The first name I recognize is Aaron Copland for "Appalachian Spring".