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Ornette Coleman: This Maverick of Modern Jazz Doesn't Like to Be Pigeonholed

Gene Santoro, Pulse!, November 1986

MOST OF THE other horn-wielding giants who shook the foundations of jazz a generation ago — Coltrane, Dolphy, Ayler — are gone now. But Ornette Coleman, a musician and composer who has been the center of controversy for over 25 years, has survived, and his omnivorous musical talents have assimilated style after style, from classical music to rock and funk.

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