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Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman died in June aged 85. This week, Alyn Shipton's selection of listeners' requests includes a cross-section of his work from all periods of his career, remembering one of the handful of individuals whose music was so revolutionary that it irrevocably changed the course of jazz.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 18 Jul 2015 16:00

Music Played

  • Bix Beiderbecke

    At The Jazz Band Ball

    Performer: Bill Rank. Performer: Frank Signorelli. Performer: Adrian Rollini. Performer: Chauncey Morehouse. Performer: Bix Beiderbecke. Performer: Don Murray.
    • In A Mist.
    • 13.
  • Ken Sykora


    • The Man With The Jazz Guitar.
    • Five Feet.
    • 7.
  • Gene Harris & The Three Sounds


    Performer: Andrew Simkins. Performer: Donald Bailey.
    • Live at the Lighthouse.
    • Blue Note.
    • 6.
  • Ted Heath

    Seven Eleven

    Performer: Ronnie Chamberlain. Performer: Ted Heath Orchestra. Performer: Keith Christie. Performer: Ronnie Verrell. Performer: Derek Warne. Performer: Johnny Hawksworth. Performer: Bob Efford. Performer: Don Lusher. Performer: Bobby Pratt.
    • 11.
  • Buddy Rich

    Ya Gotta Try

    Performer: Buddy Rich. Performer: Josh Rich. Performer: Dave Stahl. Performer: Dean Pratt. Performer: David Boyle. Performer: Turk Mauro. Performer: Bob Mintzer. Performer: Rick Stepton. Performer: Ross Konikoff. Performer: Alan Gauvin. Performer: John R. Burr. Performer: Barry Keiner. Performer: John Marshall. Performer: Clinton Sharman. Performer: Steve Marcus. Performer: Dean Paul Polanzo.
    • Buddy Rich Plays and Plays and Plays.
    • RCA.
    • 1.
  • Ornette Coleman


    Performer: Don Payne. Performer: Billy Higgins. Performer: Don Cherry. Performer: Walter Norris.
    • Something Else.
    • Contemporary.
    • 3.
  • Ornette Coleman


    Performer: Billy Higgins. Performer: Don Cherry. Performer: Charlie Haden.
    • Beauty is a Rare Thing.
    • Rhino.
    • 8.
  • Ornette Coleman


    Performer: Alvin Brehm. Performer: Gunther Schuller. Performer: Charles Libove. Performer: Jim Hall. Performer: Jospeh Tekula. Performer: Roland Vamos. Performer: Ornette Coleman. Performer: Sticks Evans. Performer: Scott LaFaro. Performer: Harry Zaratzian.
    • Beauty is a Rare Thing.
    • Rhino.
    • 7.
  • Ornette Coleman


    Performer: David Izenzon. Performer: Charles Moffat.
    • Croydon Concert Vol 2.
    • Polydor.
    • 2.
  • Ornette Coleman

    The Empty Foxhole

    Performer: Charlie Haden. Performer: Denardo Coleman.
    • The Empty Foxhole.
    • Blue Note.
    • 2.
  • Ornette Coleman

    Music News

    Performer: Al MacDowell. Performer: Calvin Weston. Performer: Jamaaladeen Tacuma. Performer: Denardo Coleman. Performer: Ornette Coleman. Performer: Charlie Ellerbee.
    • In All Languages.
    • Harmolodic/Verve.
    • 11.
  • Ornette Coleman

    Mob Job

    Performer: Geri Allen. Performer: Charnett Moffett. Performer: Denardo Coleman.
    • Sound Museum-Hidden Man.
    • Verve.
    • 13.


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