RIP Ornette Coleman. One of the all-time essential albums.
The theme of this one has been running round my head fairly constantly the last few weeks, often mixed up with Lonely Woman from the same LP. Not complaining, just saying.
What a legendary figure. From Ayler and Coltrane to Beefheart and The Velvets, an inescapable influence on left-field art. I saw him a few years back and he was still breathtaking. RIP.
“I don’t want them to follow me,” he explained. “I want them to follow themselves, but to be with me.” http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/12/arts/music/ornette-coleman-jazz-saxophonist-dies-at-85-obituary.html