Ornette Coleman and Harmolodics

September 19, 2020


In a grand gesture of imagination Ornette Coleman created Harmolodics, a radically creative and innovative approach to playing music that is accessible to all. His first Harmolodics album, The Shape of Jazz to Come, was released in 1959. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007. Reportedly, he was dyslexic, which may have played a role in his imagining the opening of the structures of music. Follow the Open Culture link below to read more and listen to Coleman play in several videos.

From Open Culture, text and video about this creative genius:  http://www.openculture.com/2020/07/how-ornette-coleman-freed-jazz-with-his-theory-of-harmolodics.html


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