Quotes by Ornette Coleman

About Ornette Coleman:

Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman was an American jazz saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter and composer. He was one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement of the 1960s, a term he invented with the name of an album. Coleman's timbre was easily recognized: his keening, crying sound drew heavily on blues music. He was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1994. His album Sound Grammar received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for music.

Author Bio

  • NameOrnette Coleman
  • DescriptionAmerican jazz musician
  • AliasesRandolph Denard Ornette Coleman
  • BornMarch 9, 1930
  • DiedJune 11, 2015
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionComposer; Trumpeter; Saxophonist; Jazz Musician
  • AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship; MacArthur Fellows Program; Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award; Praemium Imperiale