Thursday, March 08, 2007

Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman continues to enjoy many honors. It's all well deserved and overdue, especially considering all the scorn he suffered during the early years of his career. Who would have thought the he would have recieved a lifetime achievement award from the Grammys?
A friend of ours, Leroy Downs (aka The Jazz Cat), was able to hang out with Ornette at his New York loft and conduct an interview. When he told me about his afternoon with Ornette Coleman, I became extremely envious....

March 9th is Ornette's 77th birthday. WGBH 89.7 FM's Jazz from Studio Four host Steve Schwartz will pay tribute to jazz visionary Ornette Coleman. Ornette-ology, a career retrospective of the legendary alto-saxophonist, will air Friday, March 9th at 8pm in New England on WGBH 89.7 and will stream worldwide at Listen!


Dean Minderman said...

While in Portland to play the jazz festival there, Coleman also recently did an extended interview with Howard Mandel, which can be accessed via Howard's site Jazz Beyond Jazz:

2sweetnsaxy said...

I haven't heard of Ornette Coleman until now. Thanks for the mention. He's someone I'll be checking out.