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Ornette Coleman and Prime Time: Virgin Beauty (Portrait/Epic)

Hank Bordowitz, Creem, October 1988

SINCE HE first sprung upon an unsuspecting jazz scene in the late '50s, Ornette Coleman has been breaking jazz conventions into tiny pieces and reassembling them as he sees fit.

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