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Ornette Coleman

as, 1930-2015 US, Fort Worth, Texas
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman (born March 9, 1930 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA - died June 11, 2015 in New York City, New York, USA) was an American Jazz saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter and composer. His album "Free Jazz" gave its name to a whole Jazz sub-genre. He was married to Jayne Cortez from 1954-64. Their son Denardo Coleman is a jazz drummer, and has recorded with each of his parents, beginning at the age of 10 on "The Empty Foxhole".

  • Alto sax
  • Trumpet
  • Violin
  • Saxophone
  • Tenor sax
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Electronic
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Lonely Woman on The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
Peace on The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
When Will The Blues Leave? on Something Else!!!!: The Music Of Ornette Coleman by Ornette Coleman
Broad Way Blues on New York Is Now by Ornette Coleman
Eventually on The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
Invisible on Something Else!!!!: The Music Of Ornette Coleman by Ornette Coleman
The Blessing on Something Else!!!!: The Music Of Ornette Coleman by Ornette Coleman
Congeniality on The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
Tomorrow Is The Question! - Instrumental on Tomorrow Is The Question! by Ornette Coleman
Focus on Sanity on The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman

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Title Artist Year Type
The Atlantic YearsOrnette Coleman2018Compil.
The Essential RecordingsOrnette Coleman2017Compil.
Ornette At 12 / CrisisOrnette Coleman2017Compil.
The Complete Albums Collection 1958-1962Ornette Coleman2016Compil.
Celebrate OrnetteOrnette Coleman2016Album
Montreux Jazz FestivalOrnette Coleman2015Album
Free Jazz Ornette! (Two Original Albums)Ornette Coleman2015Compil.
Change Of The Century The Complete SessionOrnette Coleman2014Compil.
Jazz Heroes 10Ornette Coleman, The Sun Ra Arkestra2014Compil.
Four Classic AlbumsOrnette Coleman2013Compil.
The Music Of Ornette Coleman & Skies Of AmericaOrnette Coleman2012Compil.
Six Classic AlbumsOrnette Coleman2012Compil.
Original Album SeriesOrnette Coleman2011Album
The Shape Of Jazz To ComeOrnette Coleman2010Compil.
3 Originals (The Shape Of Jazz To Come / Something Else, The Music Of... / Tomorrow Is The Question)Ornette Coleman2010Compil.
Too Much, Too Soon!Ornette Coleman2010Compil.
Three Classic AlbumsOrnette Coleman2010Compil.
Coleção Folha Clássicos Do Jazz 13Ornette Coleman2007Compil.
The Paris Concerts 1965-1966Ornette Coleman2007Album
Sound GrammarOrnette Coleman2006Album
Introducing Ornette ColemanOrnette Coleman2006Compil.
Ken Burns JazzOrnette Coleman2000Compil.
The Complete Science Fiction SessionsOrnette Coleman2000Compil.
Harlem's ManhattanOrnette Coleman1999Compil.
A Meeting Of The Times / Ornette!Al Hibbler, Roland Kirk, Ornette Coleman1999Compil.
Jazz Masters (100 Ans De Jazz)Ornette Coleman1998Compil.
The Best Of Ornette ColemanOrnette Coleman1997Compil.
Ornette Coleman & Don Cherry (New York)Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry1997Compil.
Colors: Live From LeipzigOrnette Coleman + Joachim Kühn1997Album
Don CherryDon Cherry featuring Ornette Coleman & Steve Lacy1996Compil.
FreeOrnette Coleman1996Compil.
Free Jazz 1960Ornette Coleman1996Compil.
Sound Museum - Hidden ManOrnette Coleman1996Album
Sound Museum - Three WomenOrnette Coleman1996Album
Selections From 3 Women / Selections From Hidden ManOrnette Coleman1996Album
Tone DialingOrnette Coleman & Prime Time1995Album
Apôtre De La LibertéOrnette Coleman1995Compil.
Beauty Is A Rare Thing (The Complete Atlantic Recordings)Ornette Coleman1993Compil.
Naked LunchHoward Shore / Ornette Coleman / The London Philharmonic Orchestra1992Album
Ornette ColemanOrnette Coleman1991Compil.
OrnetteOrnette Coleman1991Compil.
Broken ShadowsOrnette Coleman1990Album
Jazzbühne Berlin '88Ornette Coleman, Prime Time1990Album
Ornette ColemanOrnette Coleman1989Compil.
David, Moffett, & Ornette "The Ornette Coleman Trio" 1966Ornette Coleman1988Single
Virgin Beauty: Special Selected Cuts Featuring Jerry GarciaOrnette Coleman And Prime Time1988Album
Virgin BeautyOrnette Coleman And Prime Time1988Album
In All LanguagesOrnette Coleman, The Ornette Coleman Quartet & Prime Time1987Album
"Kathelin Gray" / "Mob Job"Pat Metheny / Ornette Coleman1986Single
Contemporary CurrentsOrnette Coleman, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea1986Compil.
Prime Design / Time DesignOrnette Coleman1986Album
Song XPat Metheny / Ornette Coleman1986Album
Opening The Caravan Of DreamsOrnette Coleman and Prime Time1985Album
Who's Crazy?Ornette Coleman1983Compil.
Stating The CaseOrnette Coleman1983Album
Broken ShadowsOrnette Coleman1982Album
Of Human FeelingsOrnette Coleman1982Album
Who's Crazy 2 - La Clef Des Champs 2Ornette Coleman1979Album
The Great Years 1959-1961Ornette Coleman1979Compil.
Soapsuds, SoapsudsOrnette Coleman and Charlie Haden1979Album
Who's Crazy 1 - La Clef Des Champs 1Ornette Coleman1979Album
Body MetaOrnette Coleman1978Album
Coleman Classics Volume 1Ornette Coleman1977Album
Theme From A SymphonyOrnette Coleman1977Single
Dancing In Your HeadOrnette Coleman1977Album
Paris ConcertOrnette Coleman1977Album
The Unprecedented Music Of Ornette Coleman = 未踏峰Ornette Coleman1977Album
Science Fiction / Skies Of AmericaOrnette Coleman1976Compil.
To Whom Who Keeps A RecordOrnette Coleman1975Album
Science FictionOrnette Coleman1972Album
CrisisOrnette Coleman1972Album
An Evening With Ornette Coleman <1>Ornette Coleman1972Album
The Men Who Live In The White HouseOrnette Coleman1972Single
Skies Of AmericaOrnette Coleman, The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By David Measham1972Album
An Evening With Ornette Coleman <2>Ornette Coleman1972Album
Friends And NeighborsOrnette Coleman1971Single
TwinsOrnette Coleman1971Album
Electric Byrd / That Healin' Feelin' / Love Call / CoalitionOrnette Coleman, Horace Silver, Elvin Jones, Donald Byrd1971Album
Love CallOrnette Coleman1971Album
Friends And Neighbors - Ornette Live At Prince StreetOrnette Coleman1970Album
The Best Of Ornette ColemanOrnette Coleman1970Compil.
The Art Of The ImprovisersOrnette Coleman1970Album
Ornette At 12Ornette Coleman1969Album
Man On The Moon / Growing UpOrnette Coleman1969Single
New York Is Now!Ornette Coleman1968Album
The Best Of Ornette Coleman - Ornette Coleman Quartet (オーネット・コールマン)Ornette Coleman, The Ornette Coleman Quartet1968Compil.
The Music Of Ornette ColemanOrnette Coleman, Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet, Chamber Symphony Of Philadelphia Quartet1967Album
An Evening With Ornette ColemanOrnette Coleman1967Album
Town Hall 1962Ornette Coleman1967Single
Chappaqua SuiteOrnette Coleman1966Album
The Empty FoxholeOrnette Coleman1966Album
Town Hall • 1962Ornette Coleman1965Album
Broadcasts - Never On LP BeforeOrnette Coleman1962Album
Ornette On TenorOrnette Coleman1962Album
Change Of The CenturyOrnette Coleman1960Album
Una Muy BonitaOrnette Coleman1960Single
The Shape Of Jazz To ComeOrnette Coleman1959Single
The Shape Of Jazz To ComeOrnette Coleman1959Album
Tomorrow Is The Question!Ornette Coleman1959Album
Bird FoodOrnette Coleman1959Single
Something Else!!!!Ornette Coleman1958Album
The Blessing / ChippieOrnette ColemanSingle
No. 1 ComposerOrnette ColemanCompil.
In ConcertOrnette ColemanAlbum
Just Jazz Vol. 1Earl Hines / Albert Ayler / Sam Rivers / Ornette Coleman / Anthony BraxtonCompil.
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