Ornette Coleman, 1930-2015

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“Free Jazz” pioneer Ornette Coleman died today at the age of 85. He was a true artistic revolutionary, and the accolades that are pouring out about him today are well-earned. If you’re interested, I wrote about Coleman months ago when I covered The Shape of Jazz to Come for my Saturday jazz series, and I’ll put up another of his albums this Saturday.

Also, to give him his due even though we don’t usually talk about actors around here, actor Christopher Lee also died today at the age of 93. What an incredible life he led.

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