13 Jun 2015

Jeff Henderson on Ornette Coleman

From RNZ Music, 2:05 pm on 13 June 2015
Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman Photo: Geert Vandepoele

Free jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman passed away this week, aged 85. Best known as an alto sax player, he pushed the boundaries of western music, with an approach that favoured emotional honesty over rules and conventions. Saxophonist, musical explorer and director of Audio Foundation, Jeff Henderson shares his memories with Emma Smith about the legacy of Ornette Coleman

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