Ornette Coleman

Free jazz, Musical Artist

1930 –

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Who is Ornette Coleman?

Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman is an American saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter and composer. He was one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement of the 1960s.

Coleman's timbre is easily recognized: his keening, crying sound draws heavily on blues music. His album Sound Grammar received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for music.

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Born
Mar 9, 1930
Fort Worth
Also known as
  • Coleman, Ornette
  • Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman
  • The Prophet of Freedom
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Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Fort Worth

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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