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Ornette Coleman

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Archive Portal: Ornette Coleman

June 2015

In the third of our series of posts shining a light into the darker recesses of The Wire's back issues archive, Tony Herrington continues our online tribute to Ornette Coleman by selecting seven articles that expand on the theories and music of the late saxophonist and composer


Playlist: Ornette Coleman 1930–2015

June 2015

Ornette Coleman died on 11 June in New York of a heart attack aged 85. Listen to a playlist of some of his music, based on Brian Morton's tribute to the late free jazz pioneer

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Portal 14/01/2011

January 2011

A transcript of an interview with Ornette Coleman by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida...