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Ornette Coleman (1930–2015)

Saxophonist and composer, educated at the School of Jazz in Lenox, Massachusetts. He worked in a Fort Worth carnival, and toured with groups. A leader in progressive jazz, he appeared in many concerts and made many recordings. He retired for two years to study, and then resumed his professional career in 1965. His other instruments include violin ... See full bio »

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 2004 Virgin Again
 1991 Naked Lunch
 1985 Ornette: Made in America (Documentary)
 1982 Boxoffice
 1968 Population Explosion (Short)
 1967 Who's Crazy?
 1963 O.K. End Here (Short)
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Album: "Sound Grammar" (Sound Grammar) See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Articles | See more »
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I've learned that everyone has their own moveable C. See more »

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Received a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2007. See more »

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The Prophet of Freedom

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Pisces

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