Wednesday, 3/9/11

by musicclipoftheday

Happy (81st) Birthday, Ornette!

His sound—his whole approach (simple melodies, vocal phrasing, off-center intonation)—is drenched in the blues.

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) with The Roots
Live, London (Meltdown Festival), 2009


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The tenor player at the end—that’s David Murray.

More Ornette? Here.




What am I listening to today?

That’s easy—WKCR-FM (broadcasting from Columbia University), where it’s all Ornette all day.