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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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Naked Lunch
Naked Lunch Composer
The Door in the Floor
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 2009 Bobo Stenson Trio (music: "Una muy bonita")
 2004 The Door in the Floor (performer: "Bompo" - as The Ornette Coleman Trio) / (writer: "Bompo")
 2002 Comedian (Documentary) (writer: "Pryor Reprise")
 1991 Naked Lunch (performer: "Midnight Sunrise") / (performer: "Write Man", "Bugpowder", "Ballad", "Intersong" - as The Ornette Coleman Trio) / (writer: "Write Man", "Bugpowder", "Midnight Sunrise", "Ballad", "Intersong")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1979) (writer - 1 episode, 1979)
- Milton Berle/Ornette Coleman (1979) ... (performer: "Times Square" - uncredited) / (writer: "Times Square" - uncredited)
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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 »


Father of musician Denardo Coleman. See more »


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