Ornette Coleman

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. #


  • Jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time.

  • Musicians tell me, if what I’m doing is right, they should never have gone to school.

  • We in the Western world suffer from too many categories and classes; we’ve forgotten that we all still have diapers on. We’ve separated music from life.

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