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Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman

1930 -

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Saxophone

Genres: Avant-garde, Jazz

Self-taught saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman emerged at the end of the 1950s, shocking the New York jazz scene with his radically new writing style, which did away with prevailing conventions of harmony, rhythm and melody - an approach that laid the groundwork for the free jazz movement. Never looking back, the pioneering (and controversial) musician, who also plays trumpet and violin, has continued to explore unchartered musical territory with inexhaustible imagination and unrelenting artistic vision.

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