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Ornette Coleman
O'Neal, Claire.
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Publication Information:
Hockessin, Delaware : Mitchell Lane Publishers, [2013]

Physical Description:
47 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Profiles the life and career of jazz saxophonist and father of free jazz Ornette Coleman.
Change of the century -- America's music -- Tomorrow is the question -- Minstrels -- This is our music -- Jayne Cortez -- Free jazz -- Mr. Neon suit -- The shape of jazz to come -- Dr. Coleman.
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Central Library ML3930.C533 O54 2013 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area-Black History
Central Library ML3930.C533 O54 2013 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area-Black History

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One cold November Night in 1959, a screeching, pleading sax solo sliced through the broken shadows of the cold New York City air. Ornette Coleman announced his arrival on a plastic saxophone, changing the shape of jazz to come. The father of free jazz, Coleman believes in the art of the improvisers Coleman champions the power of instruments, more than just a song, to create a spontaneous conversation in music that speaks of human feelings. To his critics, the unprecedented music of Ornette Coleman is nothing more than noise. But his many fans and awards testify to a career that, like his music, opens a caravan of dreams, ignoring boundaries in favor of a relentless celebration of creativity. Coleman's is no snobby jazz. Throughout Coleman's career, he championed a music played in the moment ... a music that's dancing in your head. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Change of the Centuryp. 5
America's Musicp. 9
Chapter 2 Tomorrow is the Questionp. 11
Minstrelsp. 15
Chapter 3 This is Our Musicp. 17
Jayne Cortezp. 23
Chapter 4 Free Jazzp. 25
Mr. Neon Suitp. 29
Chapter 5 The Shape of Jazz to Comep. 31
Dr. Colemanp. 39
Chronologyp. 40
Discographyp. 41
Chapter Notesp. 42
Further Readingp. 44
Booksp. 44
Works Consultedp. 44
On the Internetp. 45
Glossaryp. 46
Indexp. 47

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