No photo available. Represent Ornette Coleman? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 80,318 this week

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 »

Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things From This Week

"Fargo"

IMDb editors highlight the stories, faces, and titles that had us buzzing this week. What caught your eye?

Check out our picks from the week

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 777 people
created 07 Jan 2015
 
a list of 195 people
created 01 Feb 2015
 
a list of 100 people
created 18 Mar 2015
 
a list of 109 people
created 23 Dec 2015
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Ornette Coleman's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For

Naked Lunch
Naked Lunch Composer
(1991)
The Door in the Floor
(2004)
Ornette: Made in America
(1985)
Comedian
Comedian Soundtrack
(2002)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
 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)
Show Show Composer (8 credits)
Show Show Music department (3 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Self (8 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Science Fiction" (Columbia) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Articles | See more »
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I don't think there's any difference between an idea and an emotion. Music is language made up of notes and keys; written language is made up of letters which are the symbols of sounds, and they change between sounds the same way that the letters for notes can. See more »

Trivia:

The character McClintic Sphere in Thomas Pynchon's novel "V." is based on him. See more »

Nickname:

The Prophet of Freedom

Star Sign:

Pisces

Contribute to This Page