Wednesday, June 17, 2015

TBT: Ornette Coleman, "Lonely Woman."

Ornette Coleman, who died last week, was, along with Eric Dolphy and others, one of the jazz musicians who took the music a step beyond that of the post World War Two era. He could coax sounds from a saxophone, and other instruments as well, unlike anyone else.


In the video above, he plays "Lonely Woman" at Jazz à Vienne, in 2008. He's accompanied by Tony Falanga, bass; Al MacDowell, electric bass; and Denardo Coleman (his son), drums.

Photo: BlackPast.org.