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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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Known For

Naked Lunch
Naked Lunch Composer
(1991)
Finding Forrester
Finding Forrester Soundtrack
(2000)
The Door in the Floor
(2004)
Comedian
Comedian Soundtrack
(2002)

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  Treme (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- On Your Way Down (2011) ... (performer: "The Blessing" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Blessing" - uncredited)
 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")
 2000 Finding Forrester (performer: "FOREIGNER IN A FREE LAND", "HAPPY HOUSE") / (writer: "FOREIGNER IN A FREE LAND", "HAPPY HOUSE")
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "The Shape of Jazz to Come" (Atlantic) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I've learned that everyone has their own moveable C. 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

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