Ornette Coleman

Pioneering saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman passed today (June 11) at the age of 85.

ornetteBruce frequently named Mr Coleman as an influence on his career, and indeed worked with him. His Questions and Answers piece was unreleased until Bruce recorded it for the Camp Meeting release with Jack Dejohnette and Christian McBride (live recording below).

Bruce’s Intersections box set also included a collaboration with Ornate on his work “Hop, Skip and Jump”.

Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of a celebratory concert of Ornette’s music in Brooklyn, NY that Bruce participated in.

Here’s a live version of Questions and Answers, coming out of Spider Fingers, from Glasgow on January 30 2012.

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The Guardian obituary

Radio.com obituary

 

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